Supply Chain Manager, Self Performing, Gigafactory Texas


April 3, 2021

Palo Alto, CA, US

The Role:
The Gigafactory Procurement team is looking to hire a skilled Purchasing Specialist to execute the infrastructure development sourcing strategy for the new Gigafactory 1 located in Austin, TX. This person should have in-depth knowledge of construction suppliers and contractors and have experience negotiating contracts. A successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic work place.
  • Execute the Infrastructure Development sourcing strategy for Civil Structural and Architectural.
  • Develop strong stakeholder support and cooperation on electrical commodities ranging from facilities and construction services to material buyouts.
  • Pre-qualify and synthesize supplier, industry and market research for Electrical commodities to develop sourcing strategy.
  • Process of data collection and analyzes of spend data for Electrical commodities.
  • Ensuring commodity spend is managed efficiently and effectively and within contract compliance.
  • Supporting commodity business planning and savings.
  • Establish measurement metrics and tools to monitor progress, such as tracking labor productivity burn rates
  • Implementing Worldwide/Regional/Country agreements, as necessary, to consolidate suppliers/spend.
  • Provide analysis of existing requirements and pricing to ensure the most cost-effective options.
  • Analyze historical spend as well as forecast spend and savings by commodity/business.
  • Develop solid understanding of cost drivers and contracts by commodity
  • Maintain day-to-day supplier relationships; act as the lead point of contact for all commercial issues.
  • Identify and negotiate commercial cost reduction opportunities
  • Support Engineering to identify suppliers available for sourcing.
  • Issue RFx (RFQ, RFB, and RFP) for sourcing
  • Review, analyze and clarify quote packages from suppliers and service providers. Make and present recommendations to award.
  • Support/Lead a strategic sourcing approval process.
  • Work on “Lean” initiatives and identify other sourcing efficiencies via benchmarking, VA/VE, competitive quotes and resourcing.
  • Negotiate, evaluate and issue PO’s
  • Review change order proposals and make approval or rejection recommendations.
  • Support the purchase order closeout process including reconciliation of material receipts, billings, changes, and payments

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in purchasing, preferably in the Infrastructure, Construction or Facilities space.
  • Additional experience in project controls or construction management preferred.
  • MS or BS in Engineering and/or evidence of exceptional experience.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Bluebeam and/or Acrobat.
  • Hi-tech, construction and/or automotive industry experience.
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills. Advanced excel skills a must have.
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Strategic Sourcing, Opportunity Analyses, and Contract Negotiations.
  • Experience in executing Change Management processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement.
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
  • Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details.