Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Global Supply Manager - Instrumentation and Controls



Brisbane, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2024

About Us

All across the world, from the azure pools of Turkey and Oman to the travertine terraces of Yellowstone, our planet quietly pulls carbon dioxide from the air and turns it to stone. For eons, Earth has relied on this process to balance its carbon cycle. What if it could be harnessed? What if we could do it faster, in larger quantities, and at a low enough cost to make it an effective tool in the fight against climate change?

At Heirloom, we are turning that into reality. We use the natural carbon capture properties of abundant minerals to pull CO2 from the air, and store it permanently underground. We come to work every day to slow climate change, and are united behind a single, common goal - to remove 1 billion tons of CO2 from the sky by 2035, and to not stop before we get there.

We bring together the precise recipe of science, technology, know-how, and strategy necessary to make low cost, high quality carbon removal a reality. If we’re successful, we will directly mitigate climate change, build a world we can proudly hand over to our children and grandchildren, and catalyze an industry that will rival the largest the world has ever seen. If you want to change the planet, come join us.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As temperatures continue to rise, individuals from marginalized communities will face the harshest impacts of climate change. We believe wholeheartedly that building a diverse company is critical to Heirloom’s success. To accomplish this, we’ve put recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals from underrepresented groups at the top of our priority list.

We encourage you to apply if you identify as Black, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic or Latino, LGBTQ+ – or with any other underrepresented group – even if you don’t tick all the boxes in the description below.

The Role

Join us at Heirloom as we revolutionize the future of carbon removal technology! We're on the lookout for a dynamic Global Supply Manager to join our team and drive strategic supply chain activity across controls, instrumentation and custom fabrications commodity groups.

In this role, you'll collaborate closely with our Engineering, Technology, and Supplier Quality teams to identify, select and onboard suppliers who meet Heirloom's stringent requirements. Conducting thorough evaluations of the supply market, you'll make strategic supplier selection recommendations to ensure that Heirloom achieves maximum value for money and strategically selects supply partners to support our growth and scale plans.

As a key member of the Heirloom team, you'll gain a deep understanding of Heirloom's processes and systems, allowing you to develop cost models to support forecasts and negotiations. Communication is key, as you'll liaise with senior leadership both internally and externally, and escalate issues when necessary. With a proactive approach to risk management and mitigation, you'll act with urgency to resolve any issues that arise, ensuring seamless supply chain operations.

What You Will Bring

Our ideal candidate brings 4+ years of experience in a Supply Chain role, developing strategies and managing relationships with controls and instrumentation partners. A degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business-related discipline preferred. Start Up and demonstrated New Product Introduction experience is highly desirable, and logistics management experience is a plus.

You'll need to have the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and specifications, along with excellent analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. With a knack for relationship management and a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment, you'll be a doer and completer, driving projects through to completion.

If you're ready to make an impact in a fast-growing startup environment and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of carbon removal technology, then we want to hear from you! Join us at Heirloom and be part of a team dedicated to making a positive impact on our planet. Apply now and embark on an exciting journey with us!

Compensation for this role is expected to be in the $140,000 to $175,000 range, depending on experience and qualifications.

Our Principles

Radical Honesty means we are open, transparent, and inclusive in everything we do. We aren't scared to challenge each other, but bring clear motives and our best intentions when we do.

Persistent Optimism means we carry an infinite amount of optimistic energy with us on our journey, constantly chipping away at what may seem insurmountable.

Maximize our learning rate means we're always in discovery mode. Compounding knowledge is our key to victory - we continuously hone our crafts, seek the fastest paths to new learning, and are quick to absorb new knowledge.

Why you should join Heirloom

  • We are solving the engineering problem of our generation. Climate change is an existential threat, and we need as many of the world’s motivated minds as possible to help. There is no greater challenge or opportunity than fighting climate change.

  • We have done this before. We’re engineers, scientists, and concerned humans from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are pooling our knowledge and skills to collectively build a more equitable, prosperous future for all.

  • We are a united, resilient, and optimistic bunch. We are all here for the same reason - to slow climate change. We recognize the magnitude of the challenge ahead of us, and believe we can solve it. We can see a hopeful future where we eventually reverse climate change. It won’t be easy, but we won’t quit.

  • We are backed by the best climate partners in the world. We’re well funded by investors from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ahren Innovation Capital, Carbon Direct, Microsoft, Lowercarbon Capital, ARPA-e and the National Science Foundation. Our early customers include Stripe, Shopify, and Klarna, and we’re building durable partnerships that enable us to tackle this decades-long problem.

Perks and Benefits

  • Robust health coverage. Excellent health, dental and vision insurance covered up to 100% by Heirloom. FSA option.

  • Generous parental leave. 16 weeks paid leave for all Heirloom employees, regardless of primary/secondary caregiver status.

  • Generous stock options.

  • Flexible time off. Unlimited PTO for exempt (salaried) employees & 80 hours for full time non-exempt (hourly) employees.

  • 401(k).

  • Stay healthy. Monthly health and wellness reimbursement.

  • Learn on the job. Robust annual education and conference budget, including airfare and hotel costs.