Senior Supplier Integration Manager

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
The Senior Supplier Integration Manager - Balance of Plant is a key member of the Supply Chain team. They are accountable for overseeing the procurement activities under the responsibility of the General Contractor in charge of the balance of plant and managing source selection and orders for procurements under CFS’ direct responsibility.
This individual’s role is to partner with the business to support the company’s long-term construction objectives through contractor and subcontractor sourcing, contract negotiations, risk mitigation and meeting schedule. This position will primarily support Plant Equipment, Equipment Installation and Construction Services categories. However, as the company requirements change, this position will be given the opportunity to support many other categories as needed.

This team member will:

  • Manage the decision-making process determining whether CFS or the General Contractor should be in charge of the procurement activities for new construction work packages
  • Run sourcing projects, coordinating cross-functionally between the construction, engineering, quality, planning and finance teams
  • Identify and Develop category strategies where applicable:
  • ○ Gather and interpret technical and non-technical requirements, review statements of work
  • ○ Conduct research, identify potential suppliers, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis
  • Customize and negotiate short and long-term agreements for parts, subassemblies, finished goods, equipment, and/or services from suppliers
  • Monitor the General Contractor, their subcontractors, and CFS’ suppliers throughout the execution of the contracts
  • Introduce cost savings initiatives and drive cost reduction and lead time improvement projects, and quality improvement projects
  • Create purchase orders up to authorized limits and resolve blocked invoices related to assigned scope
  • Visit suppliers as necessary to conduct business reviews or check on manufacturing milestones
  • Conduct advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial and schedule impacts of decisions
  • Perform business process analysis, develop should-cost models and gather data as a negotiating tool and to support budget development and
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define SLA's and KPI's for suppliers and measure the appropriate criteria, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery
  • Utilize creative negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk
  • Establish preferred suppliers by category. Create and implement related management programs to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor KPIs of the supply base
  • Skillfully balance the price, delivery, quality, service, and value tradeoffs and rationalize the supply base
  • Adhere to all supply chain policies, procedures, guidelines and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials, intellectual property, and export compliance
  • Negotiate internally and externally at high levels or with persons of influence frequently

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field
  • 6+ years experience in Procurement or Supply Chain
  • At least 4 years experience in construction estimating, procurement or management
  • Experience in construction should cost modeling and budget tracking
  • Strong experience negotiating contracts
  • Understanding of ERP systems and MRP logic
  • Creative negotiating skills
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Strong collaboration and relationship building skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks
  • Works with Integrity
  • Strong Customer Service and problem-solving skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Possesses excellent judgment

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field
  • Certifications: C.C.M, A.P.P., C.P.M., CPSM, CSCP, CPIM
  • Experience in an R&D, start-up or high growth environment
  • Ability to read construction drawings and specifications
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to travel often or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
  • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
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CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.