Global Supply Manager - Software Licensing

  • Locations
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Mountain View
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 15, 2021
  • Function
  • Operations
  • Sector
  • Mobility

Who We Are

At Aurora, we’re on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. It all starts with the Aurora Driver, a platform created from industry-leading hardware and software and designed to adapt across a variety of vehicle types and industries.

We’re led by a team of self-driving luminaries, and we’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles. We are funded by Amazon, Uber, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock, and Index Ventures.

Aurora is in the best position to lead the self-driving space with a team of unparalleled depth and expertise, the technology to deliver, and the partnerships to build a transformative business for the long-term.

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a Global Supply Manager (GSM) to manage our software purchases. The GSM would have strong commercial and technical skills so as to understand our Engineering technology requirements and transform them into favorable sourcing decision and purchase terms and conditions for the company. A successful GSM would be skillful in engaging cross-functionally, from internal stakeholders such as Engineering and Information Security to external partnerships with key suppliers.

Recruiter for role: Jeremy Mundell

In this role, you will

  • Work cross-functionally to understand technology requirements and business objectives. Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that meet those goals.
  • Conduct Request for Information/Proposals/Quotes (RFI, RFP, RFQ), analyze data and review with relevant stakeholders to make sound procurement decisions..
  • Accurately capture costs, develop realistic cost models and identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Develop and manage sustainable and positive supplier relationships while negotiating for favorable terms and conditions and pricing for the company.
  • Partner closely with our Legal Team to review/draft and finalize legal agreements such as SOWs and Software License Agreements.
  • Monitor industry and global market conditions, track technology roadmaps, identify applicable challenges and opportunities.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of software purchasing experience
  • Intellectual curiosity to understand the high-level technical reasoning behind requested purchases.
  • Tenacity in solving problems and has a “can do” attitude.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Ability to influence and convince internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to collaborate well with cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Legal, Program Management and Finance.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience in a wide variety of software purchases, e.g. Engineering CAD tools, cloud providers, licenses for hardware and software development.



Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law.

About Aurora

Founded in 2017, Aurora was started by industry luminaries, and now we’re a team with a multitude of perspectives and experiences. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon’s efforts in Darpa’s Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google’s self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot programs. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. Regarded as the most experienced leadership team in the industry, these three bring decades of expertise, passion and focus to realizing our mission.