Global Supply Manager, Capital Projects

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Alameda, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-06-11

Category: energy

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About the company:

We are Sila—a next generation battery materials company dedicated to accelerating energy transformation for a more sustainable future. 

Our next-gen anode material is the first significant chemistry improvement to lithium-ion batteries to reach the market in 30 years. Our silicon anode material is a simple drop-in replacement to graphite and significantly boosts the energy density of lithium-ion batteries without compromising performance. 

Today, Sila science powers innovative consumer electronics. Tomorrow, it will fuel our EV future and the electrification of everything. 

We work directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. Our partners include BMW, Daimler, and ATL.

Sila Nano works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. 

Sila Nano’s first products significantly increase the energy density of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. Our materials are manufacturable economically at scale and are drop-in replacements to existing battery manufacturing processes.

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

As a Global Supply Manager on the Supply Chain Team, you will play a key role in developing the supply network for Sila’s equipment sourcing. You are detail oriented, technically proficient and have the desire to help build a growing supply chain. In this role, you will drive the procurement and supplier performance of Sila’s capital equipment suppliers. You will be responsible to establish relationships with potential supplier partners for supplier selection, capital equipment procurement, and supplier management for scaling Sila’s manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities and Duties  

  • Establish a supply network that delivers competitive advantage to Sila. The position is responsible for strategic supplier sourcing and supplier management for scaling our manufacturing operations.
  • Develop supplier relationship strategies, including (but not limited to) negotiating contracts, pricing negotiation, delivery schedule, performance management and governance
  • Ensure Sila and suppliers are aligned with technical and commercial requirements by working closely with Engineering, Legal, Quality Assurance, Finance, and Manufacturing
  • Initiate and present cost savings opportunities both from supply chain negotiation and engineering design changes
  • Identify and recommend key new suppliers, perform new supplier evaluations and ongoing supplier audits
  • Develop and manage key process indicators (KPIs) related to suppliers and drive formal supplier performance reviews
  • Create RFQ packages, execute purchase orders and evaluate warranty claims to recover costs where applicable
  • Support the creation of new supply chain operating procedures and implement across the organization

Knowledge and Skill Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with 5 years minimum experience in business, supply chain or engineering related to complex capital equipment 
  • Background in sourcing new products, establishing supplier relationships and scaling operations in a manufacturing setting
  • Excellent negotiation and supplier performance management skills
  • Knowledge and experience using ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, or Sage X3
  • Self starter with demonstrated ability to develop and execute on new project concepts
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel internationally and domestically at least one week per month if required
  • Advanced level ability to read blueprints and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) is a plus

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Flexibility to travel internationally or domestically up to one week per month when required
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a laptop, copier/printer, etc in a fixed location
  • Complete tasks in a noisy environment
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Standing in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, respirator, and steel toe safety shoes when required
  • Move long distances (such as from building to building) and be stationary for extended periods of time


The starting base pay for this role is between $132,000 and $167,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. #LI-Hybrid

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

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