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Job: Global Supply Manager - Ground Trucking Services North America
Operations, Production & Supply Chain, Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: March 26, 2020
Locations: USA (California)
Job Description:
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reporting structure,
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The Role:

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Global Supply Manager to support our Logistics teams and Finance partners in the sourcing of Ground Trucking Logistics Services. These could include specific parts related to one of our three automobiles (Model S, Model X, Model 3 and/or Model Y), Tesla Energy, Batteries and/or any other components intrinsic to the successful running of the organization. This role will report to our Sr. Supply Chain Group Manager and in parallel be an active sourcing resource supporting our various Engineering groups within Tesla.

She/he will be a member of our Supply Chain Organization supporting the development, implementation and management of strategies to provide Tesla with optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance.

The Global Supply Manager builds and leverages strong working relationships with our Logistics Teams and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.

They work toward good supplier relationships and total costs of ownership to achieve maximum advantage for Tesla and our customers.

Tesla is a fast moving, dynamic environment where flexibility and adaptability are key attributes needed for success. The successful candidate will be a self-starter; motivated with expertise in Logistics & Sourcing.

Responsibilities:

∑ Owner of RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's - ensuring all commercial terms are agreed and documented.

∑ Ensures NDA, SOW's and Master Purchase Agreement are positioned appropriately before business is initiated.

∑ Drive price negotiations processes to ensure that Teslaís commodity pricing are best in class.

∑ Responsible for maintaining productive global transportation and ancillary service contracts

∑ Drive continual cost reduction and avoidance initiatives through strategic price negotiations.

∑ Address all areas of category management including category business plans, global market and pricing analysis and procurement support.

∑ Lead purchasing activities with internal stakeholders: Finance, Logistics Operations, Production, and Engineering departments and develop bid specifications, identify potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, vet suppliers, prepare bid-recaps, and make sourcing recommendations

∑ Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges & opportunities.

∑ Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers. Consolidate spend across supply base to create leverage, analyze purchasing trends and develop sourcing alternatives. Identify new high potential suppliers on global basis.
Conduct negotiations and secure comprehensive agreements with suppliers. Maintain a high level of industry expertise and supplier/market conditions
Co-develop global commodity strategies and transportation blueprints with internal stakeholders to drive a comprehensive, simplified, and competitive logistics supplier strategy in support of product growth plans and expansions

∑ Manage respective supplier relationships and performance, including but not limited to dispute resolution.

∑ Develop key performance measures for chosen suppliers and negotiate on multiple variables to award longer-term strategic contracts that result in significant cost reduction and improved service levels.

∑ Evaluate supplier business proposals and present recommendations that will result in cost savings, avoidance or containment.

∑ Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieves sustainable relationships with suppliers.

∑ Create competitive environments with suppliers to support a negotiation strategy.

∑ Evaluate and provide guidance on final selection of suppliers; Perform value analysis for final selection of suppliers.

∑ Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models.
Qualifications
Preferred/Required:
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...
Requirements:

∑ Bachelorís degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or Chemistry and/or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability.

∑ Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment.

∑ 5+ years of related experience in vendor/carrier management in a Supply Chain

∑ MBA or MS in Supply Chain and / or related field

∑ environment with experience in sustained cost reductions

∑ Track record in planning, execution and delivery of projects.

∑ Knowledge of purchasing processes (SOP's, RFP/RFQ/RFI's, PO's etc.)

∑ Superior negotiation, organization, analytical, and communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high quality results

∑ Excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills, including an ability to effectively communicate across all levels of an organization, technical and non-technical audience

∑ Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel.

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