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Senior Category Manager, Mechanical

Company: Anduril Industries
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Anduril - Manufacturing and Operations - Supply Chain / Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We've assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. The Category Manager, Mechanical is the domain expert in the mechanicals commodities space for Anduril Industries, which may include key machining or fabrication categories such as castings, stamping, forging, extrusions, etc. as well as other hardware categories. This role will be responsible for developing new supplier and new sourcing partnerships that can be incorporated into new products, as well as existing products to improve their technologies, cost, and quality. This hire will work with the broader internal cross functional teams to evaluate the opportunities, while ensuring commercial agreements, intellectual property, and statement of works are accurate and well established prior to pipelining. -

  • Act as the sourcing expert in the mechanicals commodities space.
  • Develop strategic roadmaps linking to their relevant commodities, which include scanning and developing new suppliers for potential incorporation into new/existing products.
  • Drive sophisticated sourcing efforts across key mechanicals areas, partnering closely with key engineering & technology experts.
  • Deliver a seamless transition of viable new technologies into the product development process managing risks while meeting quality, schedule, and cost goals.
  • Collaborate internally, negotiate the right tradeoffs, solicit cooperation and resolve problems, and advance new supplier or product offerings.
  • Provide strong technical direction within the specific commodities, by evaluating and guiding product strategy throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Manage and lead the operations effort of developing new and adaptations of existing technologies for Anduril.
  • Develop & execute commercial agreements to properly reflect the expectations of project, which include fixed and variable costs, lead-times, schedules, manufacturing capacities, etc.
  • Conduct regular technology reviews to Executive staff and management.
  • Own the supplier performance management of their respective commodities, which includes key delivery, quality, cost, and innovation metrics.
  • Act as the primary escalation for their respective commodityBackground & Qualifications
    • 10+ years of experience in sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, and/or supply chain.
    • Domain expertise in one or more particular mechanicals categories.
    • Previous experience collaborating with outsourced manufacturing partners.
    • Strategic thinker, experienced putting together commodities strategy/roadmap with key engineering stakeholders.
    • Proven leadership in driving and influencing other teams to a common goal.
    • Well-versed in TCO analysis to ensure data-driven analytics tied to component and supplier selection, in a product-based ecosystem.
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering (BSME, BSEE) or other related technical degree. Advanced technical degree strongly preferred. Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we'd love to hear from you! -

Keywords: Anduril Industries, Yorba Linda , Senior Category Manager, Mechanical, Executive , Costa Mesa, California

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