Global Supply Manager

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About Zipline
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
About You and The Role  

The hardware that supports our global operations is growing and scaling. We need a Global Supply Manager who is excellent at strategizing, sourcing, managing, and driving a supply base that enables us to scale effectively while considering cost, capacity, quality and design efficiency. You will work cross-functionally with the manufacturing, operations, and engineering teams to make high-level, high-impact decisions that influence the overall strategic direction of Zipline’s operations. As a supply chain subject matter expert, you will own the relationships with internal and external partners that impact decision-making around design for manufacturing. Your leadership will guide internal stakeholders to make thoughtful decisions and increase the rate at which Zipline can make an impact.

What You'll Do  
  • Own several product and technology areas for Zipline from a Commercial and Supply Chain perspective.
  • Understand the design, function, and operation of  Zipline systems and equipment.
  • Learn Zipline’s business and design needs so you can effectively develop supplier relationships.
  • Become familiarized with the global operations teams to understand our end-to-end supply chain. 
  • Build trust and confidence with the Engineering teams, manufacturing teams, logistics teams, and global operations teams.
  • Develop relationships with Zipline’s existing supply base and drive current sustaining production supply chain. Also decide who we should be working with in the future and move us in that direction for the technology and product areas you own.
  • Own and drive the bring-up of new suppliers on existing and/or new technologies.
  • Fully execute on partnering and manufacturing with suppliers that are aligned with Zipline’s long term strategy and direction.
What You'll Bring 
  • You have significant prior experience with the life cycle of developing a real product from an operational and commercial perspective. Design->Develop->Scale->End of Life.
  • You have a strategic orientation as well as a track record of actually delivering on products that see the light of day. 
  • Your personal brand anchors on making things happen, you take pride in what you do.
  • You are willing to get in the weeds and dive headfirst into Zipline’s UAS technology and operations.
  • You can communicate effectively and build strong relationships with internal business teams and external stakeholders. 
  • You have the grit, resourcefulness, and resilience to thrive in novel, uncertain and constantly-changing business and regulatory environments.
  • You believe deeply that access matters and that we can and will provide access to essential medical supplies for every person on the planet. 
What Else You Need to Know   

Must be eligible to work in the US and travel globally as needed.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!
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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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