Supply Chain Manager - Strategic Sourcing


  • Location
    • Shanghai
  • Date Posted
  • 21 Oct 2019
  • Function
  • Operations
  • Sector
  • Mobility

Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing safe, low-cost, environmentally-friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. We provide a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Bird is headquartered in Venice, California and is rapidly expanding across the country and the world.

This role is based in Shanghai, you will report to the GM of China.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure competitiveness for Bird against global market benchmarks (pricing and practices)
  • Maximize cost savings and value creation with all vendors to improve Bird's profitability
  • Manage vendor relationships and associated contracts setting aggressive targets for product cost reduction to improve marginsResponsible for providing expert-level knowledge of the supply base (battery cell and or motor)
  • Implement multiple negotiation strategies pushing boundaries and taking calculated risks to enhance Bird's P&L
  • Identify alternative supply models including near sourcing and postponement
  • Budgets and Cost Control: Plan for and use resources efficiently, always look for ways to reduce costs, create accurate and realistic budgets, track and adjust budgets, contribute to budget planning. Results meet or exceed budget in all categories
  • Decision Making/Judgment: Recognize problems and respond, systematically gather information, sort through complex issues, seek input from others, address root cause of issues, make timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, use consensus when possible, and communicate decisions to others
  • Problem Solving/Analysis: Break down problems into smaller components, understand underlying issues, simplify and process complex issues, understand the difference between critical details and unimportant facts
  • Teamwork: Meet all team deadlines and responsibilities, listen to others and value opinions, help team leader to meet goals, welcome newcomers and promote a team atmosphere

What You'll Need

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leadership roles within procurement
  • Proficient in both English and Mandarin Chinese (written & oral), interpersonal and presentation skills, and strong analytical and project management skills
  • Demonstrates a highly successful track record in a commercial environment
  • Experience working with global focus preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment where overtime and long hours will be requested
  • A strong team player capable of building relationships at all levels within the internal organization and external partners

Bird Rides Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer, and we welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.