Supply Chain Specialist



Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sparkz Inc., is looking to hire a Supply Chain Specialist at their California location. Posted July, 18 2022.

Job Description

Sparkz is looking for a knowledgeable and committed supply chain specialist to assist the Cell Raw Materials Supply Chain team in supporting our expanding in-house battery manufacturing business. In this role, you will act as the primary point of contact between Sparkz’s internal stakeholders, such as engineering and manufacturing, and commodity players. This is a critical position in our organization; you will be in charge of increasing efficiency and lowering costs in our supply acquisitions. Our ideal candidate has at least five years of supply management experience and a track record of success in purchasing roles while reducing overall costs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads supply chain program execution and is responsible for resource planning, material cost, forecasting, schedule performance, and risk/opportunity management.
  • Assess supplier operations according to quality benchmarks and standards, supplier performance, and supply chain issue resolution.
  • Track KPIs and generate reports for supply chain performance.
  • Develop and implement changes and improvements to supply chain procedures to increase productivity and reduce waste.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure a unified understanding of the process.
  • Manufacturing experience: exposure to the lithium-ion industry is required.
  • Foster strong partnerships with other businesses

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or another relevant field is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain operations
  • Proven experience in data mining, analysis, and reporting.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, relational databases, and ERP systems (e.g., NetSuite).
  • Deep understanding of supplier qualification processes and drive continuous improvement in the supply chain.
  • Experience in working with technical teams in developing and reviewing competitive and compliant proposals, including teaming strategies and complex subcontracting strategies.
  • Experience with specific regulations and compliance practices governing imports in the supply chain activities (e.g., CPB, Shipping, Customs, ITAR, other)
  • Strong leadership, communication, strategic thinking, change management, and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.

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