2024-02-21 Google Operations Center
Head of Sourcing & Procurement
Palo Alto, California (United States), United States

About Wing: 

Wing offers drone delivery as a safe, fast, and sustainable solution for last mile logistics. Consumer appetites for on-demand services are increasing, but current delivery methods are inefficient, costly, and contribute to road accidents and air pollution. Wing’s fleet of highly automated delivery drones can transport small packages directly from businesses to homes on-demand, in minutes. We design, build, and operate our aircraft, and offer drone delivery services on three continents. Our technology is designed to be easy to integrate into existing delivery and logistics networks, offering a scalable drone delivery solution for a broad range of businesses. Wing is a part of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and our mission is to create the preferred means of delivery for the planet. To do this, we must build a workforce that's representative of the global communities that we serve. If you're ready to do the greatest work of your life, come join us.

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a Head of Sourcing & Procurement to join our Hardware Engineering & Supply Chain team based in Palo Alto, California. The ideal candidate has deep expertise across supply chain development and will leverage their best practices and management experience to lead a high performing team.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Lead and develop a high functioning team responsible for Wing Sourcing and Procurement
  • Engage and own the commercial relationship with manufacturing & service providers
  • Responsible for cost negotiations, continuity of supply/service, and risk management
  • Drive operational and cost efficiencies through process or design change
  • Thrive in a rapidly changing environment and constantly drive excellence across their own responsibilities and that of team members and partners
  • Leverage strategic internal relationships to effectively collaborate with stakeholders.  Make innovative decisions with available information, think and focus under pressure
  • Scale new and existing manufacturing partners and execute creative and strategic commercial deals to achieve goals around total cost, supply, quality
  • Identify new technology solutions and services to enable the next generation roadmap for software & flight automation (including software, data, professional services)

What You’ll Need: 

  • 15+ years of supply chain development experience with sourcing and materials management with expertise in direct and indirect procurement
  • Strong engineering background in product development 
  • 5+ years managing teams
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related areas 
  • Ability to travel to supplier locations
  • Top-notch analytical/negotiation skills
  • Ability to toggle between strategic and detail oriented thinking
  • Tenacious problem solving and issue resolution skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence across multiple functional teams
  • Flexibility to adapt to dynamic and rapidly changing environments
  • Excellent communicator
  • Capable of working in multinational environments
  • Driven and motivated by accomplishing extraordinary objectives

Bonus: 

  •  Master or advanced degree in engineering, business or related areas

The US base salary range for this full-time position is the salary range below + bonus + equity + benefits. Wing’s salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

Salary Range
$192,000$270,000 USD
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