Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous
flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation.
The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-
class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to
empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports
enthusiasts to first responders to insurance claims adjusters.
About the role:
You'll develop and implement commodity sourcing strategies to scale production
of high-quality drone components. This role has an emphasis on sourcing
Innovative Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical components. In addition, this
role will require support and ownership of developing the company's Supply
Chain & Sourcing processes and Tools. The ability to lead and improve existing
suppliers and develop new suppliers for access to new technologies will also
be a factor in this role.
How you'll make an impact:
We develop the Global Strategic Sourcing Strategies and objectives (short
& long term) based on business needs, forecasts of future demand,
economic & currency trends, and market supply conditions
Our team works with the Business, Engineering, and Buyers on assigned
global commodities to prepare and solicit bids, quotations, and proposals
with pertinent specifications, terms, and conditions.
We establish the connection between GSM Strategy, Skydio's Business
Strategy, and Production Strategy
We insure Contribution Margins, leverage goals, and Cost Targets are
achieved by cross-functional teams passionate about process improvement,
cost mitigation, and supply chain enhancements.
Crafts and maintains contractual documents (Master Supply Agreements,
Pricing Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Certificates of Insurance,
Maintains effective supplier relationships by means of audits, visits, and
evaluations to review areas such as capabilities, capacities, supplier
Identifies new or alternative sources using Innovation Mapping for
Develops Risk Mitigation plans.
Engages Early Supplier Involvement in new product development (process
design, commodity overviews, IP opportunities, technical advantages, JDA,
Collaborates with planning or production control to optimally control
material scheduling and planning.
Works with Finance and Accounting to resolve and explain cost changes, PPV
budgeting, price forecasting, etc.
Communicates strategy to the Skydio organization (key internal
collaborators) in order to gain accountability and buy off.
What makes you a strong fit:
MBA + BA/BS in a technical field
Min. 5 years of experience with High Impact Commodities in Procurement
Interpreting Drawing/Specifications, Cost Analysis, and Commodity Value
Ability to do Supplier Assessments and Commodity Market Analysis
Ability to technically discuss critical elements of the commodity's Form,
Fit and Function
Experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, engineering, supply
management, or procurement.
Experience with GSM, Production, and NPI processes and systems.
Experience effectively working independently (when appropriate) and
Experience presenting to all levels of an organization, including the
At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a
multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives
to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing
our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive
As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the
basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin,
citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnany, childbirth, breastfeeding and
related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion,
disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition,
genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or
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