Senior Global Supply Chain Manager

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Global Supply Chain Manager – Powertrain

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams! With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Ford Model E is responsible for developing the key technologies and capabilities – such as EV platforms, batteries, e-motors, inverters, charging and recycling – to create ground-up, breakthrough electric vehicles. By joining the best software, engineering, design and UX talent, you will be a part of creating new technologies and concepts that can be applied across the Ford enterprise. Being on the Ford Model E team means building the future as Ford’s center of innovation and growth through electric and connected vehicles and services.

The Advanced EV Development Global Supply Chain Manager will craft our world class west coast powertrain supply chain efforts. This GSM will be responsible for developing and executing global sourcing strategies for annual spending in critical powertrain areas, development world class costing tools, complete expert negotiations in raw material and business partnerships, and drive a new way of approaching part sourcing.

You will be working on a small high performing team that will have a high interaction and collaboration quotient to deliver fully integrated EV vehicle systems that achieve aspirational targets associated with cost, weight, efficiency, and exceed operational tolerances required to deliver the ambitious project scope. Engineering trade-offs are minimized by the development of solutions and innovations to minimize settling for an inferior product or solution. This team will be highly technical in nature and will come from engineering and data centric team environments that have had to deliver the holistic end to end engineering life cycle from ideation through design, engineering, test and ensuring efficient industrialization. This environment is not for everyone but will enrich the best talent with the opportunity to perform some of the best work of their careers.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, or Operations Management.
  • 6 + years experience in supply chain management or commodity management.
  • Fundamental understanding of EV Powertrain concepts and commodities.
  • Experience bringing creative negotiation skills and out of the box strategy.
  • Knowledge of high-volume motor manufacturing processes, materials and supply chains.
  • Strong relationship management skills with suppliers which include scorecards, issue resolution and reviews.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Hands-on experience building and launching highly effective supply chain methodology.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An eagerness to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment where you are part of a high performing team
  • A system approach to design and development with the desire and curiosity to strive for exceptional delivery execution and continuous improvement

What you’ll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

What you’ll be able to do:

  • Develop costing tools co-built with engineering teams that utilize ground-up and physics-based assumptions to derive optimal and lowest cost commodity and part modeling.
  • Responsible for total cost management of EV motor components (e.g., rotors, stators and other peripheral components).
  • Enable optimization across the enterprise by working with the engineering teams to make strategic engineering choices that are informed by the current market trends, material sourcing options and total vehicle system trade-offs.
  • Apply the above tools in world class negotiating tactics that provide superior commercial power over competitors sourcing approaches.
  • Merge business strategies and engineering understanding to empower the business relationship both internally and externally
  • Define early outreach strategies inclusive of decoupling prototype and production hardware commitments
  • Drive internal make vs. buy costing studies with internal advanced manufacturing groups to further elevate commercial purchasing power
  • Understand the engineering timing plan at detail to strategically time decisioning of commercial agreements where we can keep the negotiating power in Fords court longer. For example, sourcing time on a production stamping equipment independently to the tool that cut the part
  • Work with ADVEV GSM partners to redefine the purchasing software and other requisition tools that are used to manage suppliers, part revisions, requirements, documentation, agreements, etc.
  • Own RFI and RFQ’s ensuring agreements, NDA, Terms and Conditions, PPA and other related areas are in place.
  • Identify and drive key commercial partnerships to allow for further commercial pricing reduction and independence around geopolitical events. Such as identifying business partnerships with steel mills, or mines to secure raw material
  • Foster a new GSC culture and approach to enable the best commercial pricing
  • Provide an expert knowledge and history of preferred vendors and cost expectations for competitive traction motor designs and while monitoring global trends and technology roadmaps.
  • End to end and total powertrain bill of materials mindset and philosophy to expand this scope across all powertrain components.


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