Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Supply Chain Engineer (Contract)



Woburn, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024
Giving everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, affordable energy will require substantial expansion of global electricity transmission networks. VEIR is developing a new generation of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines, enabling long distance, reliable, low loss, cost–effective power transfer in far smaller right–of–ways. VEIR’s innovations overcome the main barriers to transmission expansion, enabling the world to access the very lowest cost renewable power.
The Role:
As a Supply Chain Engineer at VEIR, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the supply chain process, from procurement to logistics. You'll work closely with internal teams and external suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of materials and resources needed for our projects. This role offers an exciting opportunity to optimize our supply chain operations and contribute to the success of our cutting-edge engineering initiatives.
This is a contract position, expected to go approximately six months, with the potential to go full-time with VEIR in the long term.

You Will:

  • Collaborate with project managers and engineers to develop supply chain strategies that support project timelines and objectives.
  • Source, evaluate, and select suppliers based on quality, cost, and delivery considerations.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers of goods and services to ensure favorable terms and conditions.
  • Manage ECOs (Engineering Change Orders) and supply agreement amendments.
  • Monitor inventory levels and forecast demand to prevent shortages and excess inventory.
  • Coordinate with logistics partners to arrange transportation and delivery of materials to project sites[GU1] , including managing customs, duties, and tariffs.
  • Develop a process to track and report key performance metrics, such as on-time delivery, inventory turnover, and supplier performance.
  • Identify and implement supply chain management tools (ERP/PLM).
  • Identify and mitigate supply chain risks for the product and its services.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction within the supply chain function.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies related to procurement and logistics.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in supply chain management, procurement, or logistics.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain principles, including procurement, inventory management, and logistics.
  • Experience with sourcing and evaluating suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing supplier relationships.
  • Proficiency with supply chain management software and tools, such as ERP systems and inventory management software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams and external partners.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on continuous improvement and optimization.

Useful Experience, but not required:

  • Experience with a hardware or manufacturing start-up
  • Full life cycle procurement experience from feasibility through supply chain audit
  • Experience with international business practices
  • Experience in related industries—Cryogenics, Superconductivity, Power Transmission/distribution.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. We strive to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and are committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees.
To all recruitment agencies: VEIR does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VEIR employees, or any other organization location. VEIR is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.