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Senior Commodity Manager, Electrical & Electro-Mechanical

Supply Chain | Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico | Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

At FreeWire, we fundamentally change the way businesses and utilities electrify. We build battery-based energy storage systems that provide clean and quiet power anywhere it’s needed, reducing the cost and accelerating deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. FreeWire’s solutions are evolving from providing ultrafast EV charging services to a full suite of energy services to accelerate sustainable electrification and provide resiliency to customers and a distributed power source to utilities. FreeWire has secured major strategic investors from Fortune 100 companies and serves leading corporate, utility, and retail customers. The feedback on the Boost Charger, FreeWire’s DC fast charger, has been overwhelmingly positive as we electrify locations that would have been too expensive to power on using conventional charging solutions. Utilities are releasing RFPs with requests for battery backed solutions, their regulatory teams are including our technology as eligible for incentives, and they are seeking cost effective solutions as they electrify their fleets and provide utility owned charging solutions for the public.


FreeWire has deployed battery-integrated chargers with Fortune 100 companies, commercial customers, fleets, retail locations, and gas stations. In addition to its partnership with bp pulse, FreeWire and am/pm, a bp subsidiary and convenience store chain with over 1,000 locations, have already deployed multiple public charging stations in the U.S. FreeWire’s regulatory affairs and policy team keeps customers up to date on federal, state, and utility incentive opportunities, which in some cases cover up to 80% of the cost of the charging station, and the company recently announced that the Boost Charger is Buy America compliant. Learn more at www.freewiretech.com and follow us @FreeWireTech.


Senior Commodity Manager, Electrical & Electro-Mechanical

Monterrey, Mexico


To effectively manage the Electrical & Electro-Mechanical Commodities through the various stages of achieving Total Cost Management, working with cross-functional organizations across the company implementing the agreed-upon Company Sourcing Strategy that meets FreeWire’s business requirements (e.g., significant, and continuous cost-down benefits and operational efficiency). This position will lead the Commodity Management Teams within assigned categories and provide FreeWire with a central point of contact that understands both internal & external dynamics that affect development and manufacturing and provide guidance and leadership to achieve the best cost, delivery, quality, service, and reliability in the industry.


Responsibilities:

  • Drive and report quarterly cost reduction negotiations with each supplier

  • Analyze suppliers to ensure they are capable of supporting Freewire’s product life cycle through volume production, and that suppliers are leaders in Technology, Quality, Responsiveness, Delivery, Service and Cost.

  • Coordinate all Commodity Management Team (CMT) meetings with all members of the team and the distribution of meeting minutes and action items from each team meeting. CMT meetings should be a forum to discuss and review all issues such as the items listed below:

    • Supplier reviews including Technology Roadmaps

    • Advanced development & DFM reviews

    • Continuous Process Improvement discussions

    • Sourcing Strategies & status of plans

    • Problem resolution

    • Cost Reduction opportunities

  • Establish and publish sourcing strategies to ensure all cross-functional teams are fully aware of the strategic sourcing plans for the company

  • Conduct supply & demand analyses to ensure ample support of resources and capacity are available at suppliers

  • Management and coordination of sourcing strategies for the following commodities:

    • Sheetmetal

    • Metal Stamping

    • Electrical components

    • Hardware

    • Inverters

    • Cables & Harnesses

    • Lithium-ion Batteries

    • Connectors

    • Packaging & Printed Materials

    • All other Electro-Mechanical Commodities

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the procurement profession and experience in Commodity Management approaches

  • Sourcing experience with Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical Commodities, and the ability to interpret mechanical design drawings and specifications

  • Good negotiation skills and a demonstrable track record of delivering extensive bottom line benefits

  • Ability to understand complex business issues

    • Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, including Vlookup & Pivot Tables

Bonus Points:

  • University degree or equivalent experience, and/or CIPS qualified

  • Knowledge of Purchasing within Electronics/EV sector

  • Global Sourcing experience

  • Specific Purchasing Category experience gained within one or more of the following:

    • Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical fabrication market gained from roles within the commercial electronics industry or related business & knowledge of high-tech industry or manufacturing processes within these markets

    • Electro-Mechanical components market or similar to demonstrate supply market knowledge of commodities like metal forming, batteries, cables, inverters, electrical components and hardware.

FreeWire offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Dog Friendly


At FreeWire Technologies, we offer fair and equal opportunities to all our candidates and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability status, parental status protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. FreeWire Technologies believes in hiring individuals only based on their qualifications and experiences that meet our business requirements to fill the positions.