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Supplier Integration Manager

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Operations
Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
The Supplier Integration Manager is a key member of the Supply Chain team. They are accountable for integrating suppliers into the early stages of product design to optimize schedule, cost, and quality. The Supplier Integration Manager is an expert in technical sourcing, speaks the language of engineers, and understands how to marshal internal and external resources in support of project objectives.
To be successful at CFS you must be a creative problem solver with the ability to work collaboratively on hard problems in a fast-paced environment with great people.

This team member will:

  • Drive sourcing projects, coordinating cross-functionally and adhering to commodity strategies where applicable (including: gather and interpret technical and non-technical requirements, review statements of work, identify potential suppliers)
  • Negotiate short and long-term agreements for parts, subassemblies, finished goods, equipment, and/or services
  • Create and manage purchase orders
  • Monitor suppliers throughout the execution of the contracts
  • Support cost savings initiatives, lead time improvement projects, and quality improvement projects
  • Define or collaborate on project procurement or commodity strategies
  • Visit suppliers as necessary to conduct business reviews or check on project milestones
  • Negotiate internally and externally at high levels or with persons of influence frequently

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, business, finance or other related fields
  • 7+ years’ related work experience in a manufacturing, supply chain, engineering or other relevant supplier-focused environment
  • Proven experience in supporting critical new product introduction activities for highly technical products
  • Deep understanding of supply chain and ERP best practices
  • Ability to communicate with internal engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers in a collaborative way
  • Ability to negotiate complex contracts
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Customer service mindset and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exceptional creative problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, attention to detail, collaboration, creativity and agility
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the field of Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Finance or other related field
  • Previous experience designing or sourcing equipment for specialized industrial processes (e.g., cryogenics, high vacuum, oil and gas)
  • Previous experience in a high growth environment
  • Experience sourcing highly technical products or experience managing highly technical suppliers through contracting and delivery
  • Ability to perform activities such as sitting for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
  • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
  • #LI-Remote
CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.