Procurement Manager - Direct

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Operations
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

Anduril is seeking an experienced Procurement Manager to lead and manage all aspects of direct material sourcing. A successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing procurement strategies that optimize value, quality, and delivery to support our manufacturing operations. This role involves strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, cost reduction initiatives, and cross-functional collaboration to ensure the continuous supply of materials necessary for production.

We are a fast-growing company and you will be expected to own material and important projects during your time on the team which will have a significant impact on the company’s trajectory. Anduril fosters a diverse, collaborative, culture with plenty of opportunities for ownership and professional growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive direct materials procurement strategy that aligns with the company's business objectives and operational requirements.
  • Lead, manage, and develop the procurement team to ensure professional growth and operational excellence.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, managing negotiations, contracts, and long-term agreements to secure favorable terms and ensure a reliable supply of materials.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives and implement best practices in procurement to achieve financial targets and improve efficiency.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing, engineering, quality, and finance, to understand material requirements and ensure alignment with production schedules and quality standards.
  • Conduct market analysis to stay informed about industry trends, supply market conditions, and emerging risks that may impact material availability and costs.
  • Implement robust supplier performance evaluation and risk management processes to ensure high service levels and mitigate supply chain disruptions.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and corporate policies related to procurement and materials management.
  • Utilize an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and other advanced tools to measure and report on procurement performance, making data-driven decisions to optimize operations.
  • Problem solve and remove obstacles for your team and internal and external partners. Know how to think critically and engage the right teams to help.
  • Communicate effectively to keep internal and external teams informed at all times. Use the necessary channels (Slack, email, meetings) to ensure stakeholders understand what needs to be accomplished and when.
  • Be a team player where no task is too small. Be willing to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Embrace the startup life.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role managing direct materials procurement in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful procurement strategies and delivering cost savings.
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills with experience in complex deal structuring.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with a commitment to developing team members.
  • Deep understanding of supply chain dynamics, including supplier evaluation, quality assurance, and risk management.
  • Proficiency in procurement software, ERP systems, and data analysis tools.
US Salary Range
$128,000$192,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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