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Supply Chain Program Manager (US)



Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Who we are:

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. Motive combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to connect and automate physical operations. Motive is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world, serving more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

Motive is built on four foundational attributes; Own It, Less but Better, Build Trust, and Unlock Potential. This has taken our company to great heights, including being recognized by Fortune for Best Workplaces, Forbes Best Startup Employers, and Comparably for our Best Global Culture, Sales Team, Leadership Team, Career Growth, and CEO for Diversity. We’re proud to receive an employee net promoter score of 63 (according to Comparably) which places Motive in the top 5% of companies with 4,000 employees or more.

Today, our team is made up of more than 3,000 employees, located across the world, providing support to a wide range of customers. While most of our employees are remote, many have the opportunity to work on-site at any of our 8 global office locations. Visit our careers website to learn more about opportunities at Motive.

About the Role:

As a Supply Chain Program Manager at Motive, you will manage commercial relationships with assigned suppliers, and work with them to meet cost, quality, delivery, and service level expectations. You will also be responsible for supply planning and inventory management of assigned suppliers and their products.

What You'll Do:

  • Drive execution of production requirements, and plans for both New Project Introduction (NPI) and Sustaining Product material pipeline.

  • Ensure risk mitigation actions are identified and in place to ensure successful deliveries and attainment to cost targets.

  • Develop and maintain supplier performance measures; collect and communicate key metrics to the broader organization and host regular business reviews with partners.

  • Develop a robust process to track progress of cost optimization and negotiate cost BOM and MVA during NPI phase gates and after MP on a regular cadence.

  • Lead NPI materials process improvement and be the liaison of NPI and S&OP processes of assigned projects.

  • Responsible for supply planning with good understanding of demand signals and collaborating with a cross-functional team to assure adequate inventory coverage for business growth.

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years in the Hardware space, or a mix of Hardware + Software space strongly preferred. Automotive, Electronics, or Telematics industries a plus.
  • Demonstrated expertise in supply chain management, for both NPI and mass produced products

  • Experience managing JDM/ODM/EMS suppliers, as well as negotiating pricing and supply agreements
  • Strong navigation of ERP system and tools

  • Highly analytical, sensitive to numbers / data, strong critical thinking, high sense of ownership

  • Ability to program manage tasks, open items, and attain to due dates

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting
Motive Perks & Benefits
The base compensation range for this role is:
$90,000$120,000 USD

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