Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 22, 2023

As the Supply Chain Manager, you will work across Anduril to ensure we are supporting our engineering teams in swiftly and sustainably building products that meet our client’s needs. You will work with engineering, manufacturing, and sales to source new suppliers, form strategic partnerships, plan effectively, and ensure our operational workflows effectively support the broader organization. You’ll be responsible for a blend of obtaining quotes, executing PO’s and managing end-to-end inventory in partnership with the engineering team as well as the primary individuals leading our key strategic partnerships externally, handling the relationship management and negotiations with our most important supplier relationships. Across all of this work, the role will interact heavily with Anduril’s US-based Supply Chain team to leverage existing processes, best practices, and strategies in order to implement the best possible system in Australia.

The right person for this role has a track record of leading Supply Chain initiatives in a fast-paced environment and a no-task-too-little that is critical for growing an organization from the ground up. If you are someone who likes a hands-on role, is comfortable being a builder, and can work across organizations well, the Supply Chain Manager opening is for you.


  • Serve as both the strategic leader for all Supply Chain-related work across the company and a tactical doer to help us improve as we grow. You will be the first local Supply Chain hire in Australia as we build out the team over time.
  • Build out and run a strategic sourcing and commodity management function, helping Anduril’s NPI and production products meet their needs. You will interact with every part of the bill of materials as it relates to our work in Australia, so you will need to leverage an expansive set of cross-discipline knowledge and be able to climb the curve quickly on materials, parts, suppliers, and manufacturing processes that are less familiar to you.
  • Partner with engineering and manufacturing to execute both tactical-level PO and inventory management as well as the formation of a Supply Chain strategy that meets critical business and financial benchmarks.
  • Own our supplier relationships, holding our suppliers accountable to supplier agreements and ensuring best in class service.
  • Oversee our planning, purchasing, and inventory workflows and staffing, working with our existing team leads on prioritization, staffing, hiring, managing our progress toward goals, and managing our execution on key metrics.
  • Build out the necessary benchmarks, track quality-related metrics, and establish KPIs to understand how our Supply Chain team is impacting our product development and business.
  • Experience with AS9100D guidelines.
  • Be a partner to Anduril’s executive team on all aspects of Supply Chain strategy.
  • Work closely with Anduril’s Accounting, Finance, and Legal teams to ensure timely and effective supplier payment, contracting, financing, etc.
  • Support ad-hoc Supply Chain initiatives as they come up.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 7+ years in a Supply Chain leadership role within the manufacturing industry with a track record of establishing and maintaining a host of different workflows.
  • Demonstrated strength in team building and leadership.
  • Experience in a deeply technical industry, such as consumer electronics, aerospace, or automotive, is a plus.
  • Ability to work with engineering and manufacturing on a highly technical level.
  • Historical experience in Supply Chain participation and oversight/management of product through both early-stage and late-stage development.
  • Excellent communications and relationship management skills, with the ability to hold relationships at the highest level.
  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally in an unstructured environment. Startup experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects from idea conception to idea execution without assistance.
  • Moves fast, has a positive attitude and can lead people directly and via influence.
  • Good data and business systems instincts.
  • Bachelor of Science or higher degree in a technical discipline preferred, not required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an NV1 Clearance

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