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Global Supply Manager

Company: Aurora Innovation, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Aurora Overview Bringing self-driving vehicles to our roads is the most transformative opportunity of our generation. Aurora is taking a fresh start with the development of self-driving technology, combining excellence in AI, rigorous engineering, and a team with decades of experience building robots that work. Led by a team of seasoned experts, including three of the world's leaders of self-driving technology, our mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. We are designing the software and hardware to power the transportation of our future that will make our roads safer, give more people access to mobility, and reduce congestion and pollution in cities - improving the quality of life for all. The challenge in what we are endeavoring to achieve is transcendent we are developing perhaps the world's most complex computing system and asking it to perform the task of transporting and keeping safe our most precious asset human life. We're looking for people who are as excited as we are to solve these complex problems and make this tremendous impact on our future, and who want to be surrounded by great people while we do it. We are searching for a motivated Global Supply Manager to own the relationships for our PCBAPCB Components vendors so that we can build innovative and robust hardware for our self-driving technology. Responsibilities Ensures Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Statements of Work (SOWs) and Master Purchase Agreements are in place appropriately to conduct business with suppliers. Prepare, review and execute request for information (RFIs), request for proposal (RFPs) and request for quote (RFQs). Conduct purchasing activities to enable Engineering to prototype and support production build plans. Source complex electronic parts - identify potential suppliers, analyze supplier capabilities, select suppliers and determine terms and conditions of agreements. Lead the vendor selection process with engineering teams. Evaluate supplier business proposals and present recommendations that will result in company's cost savings, avoidance or containment. Negotiate contracts' terms amp conditions and prices with suppliers to secure pricing and supply commitment. Monitor industry and global market conditions, track technology roadmaps, identify supply and demand challenges and opportunities. Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieves sustainable relationships with suppliers. Identify supplier consolidation opportunities that will generate savings from executing strategic sourcing projects. Essential At least 3 years of experience in Supply Chain (Procurement or Sourcing), or Engineering background. Tenacity in solving problems and has a "can do" attitude. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and convince internal and external stakeholders. Thrive in a dynamic environment. Working at Aurora Our work has real purpose. Delivering self-driving will improve lives around the world, expanding access to transportation, revitalizing cities, giving people more time back every day. We're one team. We're inspired by the challenge of what we're solving and the impact our work will have on society. Our camaraderie is built on respect for our work and the fundamental belief our success will be a result of working together. The Founding Team Aurora has assembled the most experienced leadership team in the space. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon's efforts in DARPA's Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google's self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla's Autopilot system. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber's autonomy effort. At Aurora, these three continue to bring experts from all areas of the industry to the team. We are funded by some of Silicon Valley's best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock and Index Ventures.

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