LiveWire Senior Professional Supply Management


Auto req ID: 12223  
Title: LiveWire Senior Professional Supply Management  
Job Function: Materials and Procurement  
Company: LiveWire
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 



LiveWire is pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience. Success for this team is creating the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. Operating like a start-up, we're seeking problem-solvers who demonstrate leadership while being comfortable with hands-on work every day.


Job Summary:
The Senior Supply Management Professional brings designs to life by identifying and building relationships with the best suppliers to achievement or exceed program-level requirements while balancing overall organizational needs.  Be an advocate for and represent the Supplier in internal LiveWire discussions and conversely be an advocate for LiveWire in Supplier discussions.  Lead cost and timing negotiations with the Supplier.  Take an active role in creating and managing program timing at a Systems and Component level. Be accountable for effective supplier relationships to ensure program and commercial success.


Job Responsibilities:
•    Develop and manage project timelines for systems/components
•    Send RFQ/RFP (Request for Quote / Proposal) to suppliers
•    Review quotes and make sourcing recommendations
•    Develop and manage program Capital, Expense budgets and Piece cost targets 
•    Negotiate Capital, Expense and Piece cost with suppliers to meet program level cost targets
•    Work with Engineering, Adv Manufacturing and Supply Chain Ops to ensure a successful Design Validation and Production Validation build events
•    Mentor and Coach less seasoned Supply Management Professionals
•    Identify and implement Continuous improvement activities to drive efficiency and reduce process lead times
•    Take on highly complex systems/components with minimal oversight
•    Conduct periodic Business reviews (including Supplier Scorecards)


Skill Sets:
•    Willingness to learn, Lead through Influence, Teamwork, Program Management, Problem Solving
•    Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies
•    Strong communication skills
•    Basic understanding of quality systems (APQP, PPAP, DFM, DFT, DFSC)
•    Purchasing experience in the field of electronics a plus


Experience / Education:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Supply Management
•    2-5 years in supply management role



LiveWire is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging, and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. As a company, we aspire to build a team that challenges the way things are done and creates solutions to problems in ways and manners new and unexpected. As individuals, we're a diverse group, and as a team, we share a passion for the electrification of urban adventure and beyond.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, remote work, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, and more. Learn more about LiveWire here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: Yes 
Travel Required: 10 - 25% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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