Senior Manager, Sourcing

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Alameda, California, United States

Posted on: 2024-05-01

Category: carbon

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About the company:

We're Twelve, the carbon transformation company—a new kind of chemical company that makes things from air, not oil. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by transforming CO2 into critical materials, products and fuels. 
When it comes to addressing climate change, carbon isn’t our nemesis. To the contrary, we see carbon as the element of change. Carbon isn’t just the building block of life, it’s the building block of the chemicals, materials and fuels that make up our modern world and power innovation. From the spring in our running shoes to our favorite electronics, to building materials, electric car parts and fuels, carbon makes it possible. The problem is we get this carbon today from fossil fuels in the form of petrochemicals, which creates CO2 emissions and accelerates climate change.
Carbon transformation fundamentally changes this paradigm by sourcing carbon from CO2 instead of fossil fuels. By replacing the fossil carbon in critical chemicals with renewable, recycled carbon from CO2, we can eliminate emissions from thousands of essential products and set a new standard for how things get made in the climate era.

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.


Job Brief

The Senior Manager, Sourcing will be responsible for building and managing the Sourcing and Supplier Quality Engineering Team. They will lead the team in charge of supplier selection, supplier relations, placement of orders, and inventory levels, to ensure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met during the new product introduction phase. In addition to providing direct supervision support for the sourcing team members, as well as supplier quality engineer, this individual works collaboratively with Accounting, Engineering and Supply Chain to plan and purchase appropriate components and supplies. They will be responsible for reviewing technology roadmaps, new product forecasts, supplier qualification, supplier follow-up and coordination to resolve supply issues. 

This position is hybrid reporting to our Alameda, CA site with visits to our Berkeley HQ.


What you will do 

  • Responsible for PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system accuracy, execution and change management in terms of Item Numbers and Bill of Materials. Directly manage all Sourcing aspects for specific key commodities.
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement, optimize sourcing procedures and suggest methods to balance decrease expenditure and maximize efficiency.
  • Lead negotiations and spearhead robust RFPs to secure optimal terms and drive P&L value with exceptional industry analysis, benchmarking, negotiation and contract management skills. 
  • Establish a seamless contract execution, supplier onboarding, and approval process. Takes initiative on follow-up quotations, revisions, terms and conditions with suppliers for specific key commodities.
  • Assist in the establishment and administration of policies, procedures and systems.
  • Responsible for leading a team of Sourcing and Supplier Quality Engineers to identify and optimize new sources while driving Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) process improvements to reduce costs.
  • Provide supervisory counseling, direction, and mentoring to team members to move from generalized skillset to more specialized functions. 
  • Partner with all elements of sourcing and cross functional partners (Technology Development, Purchasing, Finance and Operations).

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or other relevant fields.
  • 12+ years of related experience in sourcing, with management experience in a rapid growth environment.
  • Work in a cross functional team environment as a strong team player and demonstrate ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goals.
  • Proven ability to source, onboard, and contract negotiations with suppliers (international experience a plus).
  • Proven ability to define team strategy and build operating plans to achieve vision and long-term goals.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Proficient in PLM and ERP systems (Oracle Fusion a plus)
  • Strong Excel skills

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

At Twelve, it's important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements, Twelve conducts exhaustive research to understand compensation markets. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level.  

United States Wage Range: $156,000 - $185,250

Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidate's diverse sets of skill levels.

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.


Want to work with us but don't see a current opening that fits your background? Email us at [email protected]


Potential Twelve Candidates, please be aware of potential recruiting scams. Twelve will never ask you for payment or your payment information in order to pursue a career here. If anyone has requested such a payment or payment information in relation to a Twelve position or if you believe that someone outside Twelve has impersonated a Twelve recruiter or employee, please contact [email protected]. Thank you and be safe!

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