Supply Chain Manager
Glowforge has created a 3D laser printer: a beautiful device that sits on your desk and uses a beam of light the width of a single hair to create almost anything, from handbags to robots. It can print from raw materials like wood, leather, cloth – even chocolate. And we’ve got more than 10,000 excited, creative, and delightful customers eagerly waiting for it to arrive on their doorstep.
After wrapping up the biggest 30 day crowdfunding campaign in history, we put together a team of incredible people who we are humbled and excited to call our co-workers. We hail from tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Apple, and top startups like Tableau, Tesla, and Evernote. One thing we have all have in common? We want to build see a future where printing a wallet (or a lamp, or a birthday card, or a stunning sushi wrap) is just as easy as printing a resume.
We’re about to introduce the world to a beautiful device that will catalyze a change in the way things are made. In every department, in every role, our company is for people who are passionate about creating things - from handbags to robots. If that sounds like you, we’re going to do amazing things together. We can’t wait to meet you.
Why We Need You
Our singular focus is delivering the best possible product to our customers, as quickly as we can. As the Supply Chain Manager, you’ll be crucial to this effort. You’ll have the pulse of our partners and understand how to build the optimal foundation for the Glowforge supply chain.
You’ll source key vendors and find the best quality materials that meet our price, quality and delivery goals. This includes monitoring all purchasing and inventory by our contract manufacturer to ensure that our needed materials are always in stock to maintain production. You’ll think ahead, and search for ways to mitigate supply chain and vendor risk by finding secondary solutions in case they are ever needed. You will be critical to the delivering on the beauty and promise that our customers expect.
You’ll be the person with some of the deepest and most intuitive understanding of our product, its components, our manufacturers’ production patterns and our component inventory. You’ll be key to the feedback loop from the customer back through the supply chain and through the manufacturing process.
You’ll use your insights and knowledge to improve predictability, enhance the quality and reduce costs without sacrificing our customers’ expectations. When our customers get their lasers exactly when they expect and are delighted with the results, you will know that you have played a significant part in that experience.
Here’s what you’ll be doing
This is a full-time role in Seattle, and we are happy to help new employees relocate to this beautiful city.
- You will develop and maintain our company’s supply chain while we experience constant change, from unbelievable sales growth.
- You will work closely with engineering in the development of new products and enhancements to the current designs.
- You will closely monitor and manage monthly production, inventory reports, and future planning.
- You will continually improve our product’s Sereliability and quality for our customers, while keeping our costs low.
You need these qualifications
- 5+ years of experience in hardware supply chain management
- Significant hands-on involvement with the selection of vendors and other resources
- You have delivered a product on time and as according to plan
- You have experience with consumer products
It would be nice if…
- You have experience working with large contract manufacturers both in the US and overseas
Please share your resume or Linkedin profile with us, along with a note about your interest in us. We’d love to hear from you!
One more, very important thing: we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We’re strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business.