Website SHYFT Power Solutions

Target Start Date: 2Q 2021

Reports To: CTO

SHYFT Power Solutions is looking for a Supply Chain Manager to lead the building and management of manufacturing and supply chain operations for SHYFT hardware products. The Supply Chain Manager will take on substantial ownership of all manufacturing and logistics operations, ensuring that products get built in a timely manner, striking the right balance of high quality and low cost, and delivering products to customers efficiently and on time. This role will include significant involvement with external partners and suppliers to establish key relationships towards manufacturing and logistics requirements. It will also include global travel to partner locations to establish and maintain these relationships.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for a motivated leader to provide key contributions towards the setup and ongoing operation of manufacturing, testing and supply chain processes for an impactful product at a critical time period for the company. The candidate chosen for this role will have the chance to contribute to a small and dynamic team in pursuit of SHYFT’s environmental mission. Success in this position in the near-to-medium term will be evident in the creation and ramp up of key early manufacturing relationships and processes to meet near term production targets. In the longer term, success will look like an effectively managed manufacturing and supply chain process which consistently meets production targets for our products, while seeking to lower costs, improve quality and expand our operations to new products and capabilities on a continuous basis.

About SHYFT Power Solutions
SHYFT Power Solutions is a venture backed energy technology startup that develops IoT and integrated software to connect and intelligently manage distributed energy resources. SHYFT technology delivers unprecedented insight, control, and optimization of hybrid power systems, integrating solar, batteries, utilities, and generators. We help alternative energy companies optimize asset performance and operational efficiency. Our mission is to build groundbreaking technology that can enable the clean energy transition in markets that struggle with resiliency and are disproportionately impacted by climate change.

Your responsibilities include:
Define and implement processes and strategies for production of SHYFT hardware products
Ensure timely delivery of SHYFT products to the Operations team to meet inventory requirements and project timelines
Own cost metrics on SHYFT products, to ensure we achieve gross margin targets
Actively identify ways to lower cost and improve production quality on the range of SHYFT products
Engage with the Engineering team to implement robust and consistent product testing methods to ensure production quality and consistency
Work with the CTO to oversee projects aimed at designing products for DfM, DfA and cost optimization
Structure and negotiate agreements with manufacturing and logistics partners
Conduct regular review of partner performance against agreed targets and highlight issues or risks to SHYFT’s executive team
Oversee NPI processes, working closely with SHYFT Engineering and external partners to continually innovate and improve SHYFT’s product offerings
Provide input and support to the Business Development team to ensure that manufacturing and logistics operations are in line with customer requirements and expectations
Implement PLM solutions (such as Arena) for management of BOM and revision history
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s level degree or higher, or equivalent experience, in engineering, supply chain management, finance or related field.
5+ years working in supply chain management, manufacturing and logistics fields, with a preference for experience with automotive or industrial electronics
Demonstrated experience successfully building and managing new manufacturing processes, from prototype to full-scale production
Ability to work in a detail-oriented and process-oriented manner, while also being able to think strategically
Strong skills in negotiating contracts and agreements, with emphasis on considering key strategic interests and priorities of the company
Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to represent the company to external parties
Flexibility and adaptability, with a record of success working in a fast paced and dynamic work environment like that of an early-stage startup
Solid understanding of product lifecycle management and key manufacturing phases such as EVT, DVT and PVT
Bonus Qualifications
Experience in the energy industry, especially clean energy or distributed energy systems
Experience working in emerging markets, including navigating customs clearance and regulatory requirements for importation
Knowledge of electrical system or energy product standards (IEC 61010-1, UL 1008, etc.) and familiarity with how testing to these standards should be integrated into manufacturing and NPI processes.
Previous leadership of DfM or cost optimization initiatives, working across engineering and manufacturing roles
Compensation and Benefits
Salary + equity
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous vacation policy

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