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Program Manager, Software Sourcing

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

The Role
Tesla's Design Engineering teams are constantly innovating and solving complex Engineering problems. As a Program Manager within the Engineering Technology & Operations team, you will be working closely with Engineering leaders and stakeholders to provide software solutions and collaborate to build capabilities that help solve these problems. You will be joining our team that aims to enable Tesla Engineering to design products and capabilities at scale over a global digital landscape. In this role, you will be leading the team and process around Engineering software evaluation and sourcing. Working closely with Software Product Managers and stakeholders from GSM, Finance, Legal, Infosec and IT. You'll use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to optimize our total cost of ownership for our software tools footprint and usage for Global Design Engineering organization.


  • Develop long term strategies for Design Engineering software and execute them
  • Lead cross-functional teams through robust supplier selection for new software while interfacing with Design Engineering leaders through early engagement, technology evaluation, sourcing, development, and optimized usage
  • Develop and execute on sourcing strategies through close collaboration with Engineering and GSM teams to secure best commercial terms
  • Conduct partnership and supplier negotiations including comprehensive contractual agreements. Define cost drivers, develop cost models and provide global forecasted spend against budget
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance in technology alignment, cost, quality, delivery and resiliency.
  • Lead teams and end-to-end sourcing process for software and services suppliers

    • Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations Management, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
    • 5 years of experience in sourcing, negotiations, or commodity management
    • Experience in software and services sourcing and supplier management
    • Understanding of design engineering needs and software evaluation frameworks
    • Experience in cross-functional leadership and people management
    • Ability to program manage multiple workstreams while working in an extremely fast-paced environment
    • Excellent investigative skills (i.e., industry analysis, cost modeling, quotation analysis, roadmap development, supplier selection)

      Compensation and Benefits

      Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
      • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
      • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
      • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
      • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
      • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
      • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
      • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
      • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
      • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
      • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
      • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
      • Tesla Babies program
      • Commuter benefits
      • Employee discounts and perks program
        Expected Compensation

        $88,000 - $300,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

        Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Program Manager, Software Sourcing, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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