Global Supply Chain Manager - Electrical

Job Posted 7/6/2024
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
United States
Job Description

About Ample:

Are you ready to make a global impact? Ample, inc. is a cutting-edge electric vehicle battery swapping company at the forefront of sustainable transportation solutions. Our mission is to accelerate the global transition to clean and efficient mobility by revolutionizing the way EVs are powered. At Ample, we utilize advanced robotics to enable rapid and cost-effective modular battery swapping, making powering your electric car as convenient as a gas station visit. Our passionate team of technologists, designers, and environmental advocates is dedicated to addressing one of the most pressing challenges of our era. Join Ample and be part of our mission to make this accessible to billions of vehicles worldwide.

About the Role:

At Ample, you'll be part of a forward-thinking team dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the world. Our commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge technology offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of transportation. We value diversity, innovation, and collaboration, and we provide a supportive work environment where your ideas can thrive.

As a Global Supply Chain Manager on the Ample team, you will support our development, engineering, and production teams in the sourcing of electrical components and assemblies. As an electrical systems focused Global Supply Chain Manager, you will support the purchasing, planning, and delivery tracking of electrical components needed for our battery, vehicle, and swapping systems. In this role, you will not only act as the catalyst to enabling the end-to-end procurement transactions, but also as the champion to bring continuous improvement to purchasing processes and systems to achieve our ambitious mission of electrifying vehicles globally. The role requires cross-functional engagement and execution within Ample and across the extended global supply chain.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Focus on sourcing PCBAs, connectors, accessories and other electrical components, systems, and hardware

  • Manage quick turn R&D builds by sourcing key components and coordinating on time delivery to meet our timelines

  • Develop strategy for scaled/ production supply chain for the components and assemblies in your deck.

  • Execute purchase requisitions to place Purchase Orders as and when needed and manage purchase orders through invoicing and delivery.

  • Maintain accurate open Purchase Order lines with the inbound quantities and due dates from vendors, act as primary interface for resolution on blockers or delays.

  • Escalate issues to leadership, commercial or technical partners when required (sourcing team, accounts payable, quality, engineering, etc.)

  • Support onboarding and training of new suppliers to ensure operational excellence and compliance with Ample’s processes & policies.

  • Track costing across Ample’s major systems and subsystems to identify and implement cost reduction solutions.

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related field of discipline or equivalent experience.

  • 6+ years’ experience in direct material sourcing, purchasing, inventory management or material planning in a manufacturing and/or Engineering/R&D and/or New Product Introduction (NPI) environment.

  • Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management.

  • Proficiency in MRP/ERP systems and MS Excel, including ability to maintain and enhance reports to deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, run-out reports and other analyses at product or sub-assembly level.

  • Self-starter with the ability to manage end-to-end purchasing cycle, including generating requisitions, Purchase Order (PO) creation, PO follow-up, goods reception, and final payment.


We are an equal opportunity and E-verified Employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status.