Senior Manager, Supply Chain and Materials Logistics

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

We are seeking a Sr. Manager of Supply Chain and Materials Logistics who will provide strategic direction across procurement, standard costing, sourcing, value analysis, contracts, logistics, and inventory. You will be responsible for managing all crucial aspects of supply chain processes and finding innovative solutions to supply chain issues. The position requires an interest in current market dynamics, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation. We are looking for an experienced candidate who is interested in joining and helping the Vicarious team grow successfully.

What you'll do

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies, while recommending product innovations based on improving technology;
  • Manage and oversee all procurement, demand planning, inbound logistics, receiving, warehouse and inventory management personnel and process requirements;
  • Define organizational structure and resources required to facilitate company expansion;
  • Optimize global supply chain performance through cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of value-added manufacturing processes and costs, reverse logistics and market intelligence and apply this knowledge to influence future roadmap and sourcing decisions;
  • Define, manage and report on supply chain and inventory KPI’s;
  • Work closely with R&D, operations and performance engineering to define AVL (Approved Vendor List) and develop and maintain relationships with core suppliers;
  • Work with Finance, R&D, and operations to improve productivity, efficiency and product landed costs while securing high quality material;
  • Implement, organize and modernize inventory receiving, stocking, and cycle counting processes and systems;
  • Implement ERP and integration of PLM database with a new ERP system

What you have

  • 10+ years in electronics, electro-mechanical and sheet metal supply chain management including building supply chain organizations from the ground up;
  • 10+ years of receiving, inventory and warehouse management;
  • Expertise in ERP, MRP, digital supply chain, productivity and collaboration tools;
  • Extensive experience establishing processes and system infrastructure;
  • Multi-million dollar purchasing agreement negotiation experience;
  • Proven understanding the tradeoffs between cost, volume and quality in order to secure long term supply;
  • Experience managing global supply chain disruptions in real time;
  • Polished presentation skills when talking to diverse and varied groups including employees, suppliers, investors and partners;
  • Strong communication skills

 

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • TorchFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

We're located next to the Union City BART station and within a 5 minute walk to local parks, cafes, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Vicarious

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re focused on building a robotics software platform with unprecedented robustness and reconfigurability for a wide range of tasks. It’s always exciting to make robots succeed on new and challenging tasks, and the opportunities to develop cutting-edge robot behaviors at Vicarious are ever-expanding.

Ken

Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

It is more than okay to not know everything involved with the company. Every day, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. These team members are always willing to talk about what they are working on and why they are passionate about it. That openness allows me to feel connected to many aspects of Vicarious and to the team.

Alex

IT

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that some key ingredients for success are: work on what you believe is important, have fun with it, pay attention to details, and embrace change.

Eyrun

Research

What are Vicarious Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company 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
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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