Positions Available:

  • Supply Chain Manager

SAI, a growing electronic contract manufacturer located in Carlsbad is seeking experienced and motivated Supply Chain Manager with experience working in large and as well as small companies to join our management team.

 The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing company's overall supply chain and logistics strategy. You will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with vendors and distributors; planning, contract negotiation; implementing and monitoring our overall supply chain strategy in order to maximize efficiency and productivity.  

  • Lead commodity strategy of electronic mechanical systems with focus on PCBAs, integration of electronic and mechanical parts, functional testing with comprehensive quality assurance plans

  • Manage and develop a team of Buyers and Material Planners

  • Evaluate, assess, develop, and manage the supply base to enable quick prototype deployment and introduction to scalable production for electro-mechanical systems

  • Develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies

  • Administer contracts; independently negotiate contracts including pricing, technical requirements, scope, and terms involving responsibility, liability, indemnification, and intellectual property

  • Mitigate risk and ensure continuity of supply

  • Manage relationships with external manufacturer and distribution partners

  • Work collaboratively with internal teams on sourcing strategy, market analysis, trade-off analysis reviews, and supplier roadmaps with engineers to support cost, quality, and delivery targets

  • Partner with internal stakeholders on requests for information, request for proposal, and request for quotation

  • Issue purchase orders, ensure timely delivery of purchase orders, and resolve invoice issues

  • Execute MRP Planning messages for production parts

  • Monitor and manage costs to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts

  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations

  • Proactively update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues

  • Analyze procurement data and report metrics


  • Basic Qualifications/Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or similar technical discipline

  • 7+ years of procurement or supplier management experience

  • Experience in electro-mechanical systems procurement

  • Experience with electronic manufacturing services (EMS), or contract manufacturers (CM

  • Knowledge of PCBA manufacturing and assembly processes, foreign and domestic supply base, capabilities, and PCBA level commodity experience

  • Technical procurement, new product introduction, manufacturing, or design / development experience

  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs

  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment

  • Conducts all activities with the highest of integrity

We offer excellent benefits, every other Friday off, and a great working environment.To apply please send resume to