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Director of Supply Chain

Company: ElectraSteel
Location: Boulder
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About ElectraSteel ElectraSteel is mission-focused on developing transformational innovations to decarbonize the foundations of our industrialized economy through novel electrochemistry and hydrometallurgy to create a positive environmental, societal, and economic impact. Company's first product to market transforms a trillion-dollar steel industry that today consumes 7% of the world's energy using fossil fuels and emits about three gigatons or 10% of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The novel electrochemical-hydrometallurgical process converts iron ore or contaminated steel scrap to green iron and steel with no carbon emissions while reducing overall cost. It is a paradigm shift of how steel has been made for centuries: from using fossil fuels to intermittent renewables as an energy source, from thermochemical reduction to electrochemical reduction, from using specialized ores to unconventional ores, scrap steel, and waste streams as a feedstock, from integrated to a distributed manufacturing, and from creating global to local jobs. While electrifying steelmaking is an exciting start and the Company's current focus, its electrochemical-hydrometallurgy innovation platform also enables carbon dioxide sequestration at gigaton-scale and decarbonization of industrial sectors beyond steel, which the Company will disclose in due course.
The potential impact of the ElectraSteel solution is monumental, which is why eight marquee investors, each with more than a billion dollars in capital and strategic resources under management, have partnered with the Company to date.

About ElectraSteel Team & CultureOur team has collectively lived in over 25 countries and 33 US states and can communicate in 15 languages. Despite working on a large-scale industrial challenge many of our team members have decidedly non-industrial backgrounds. Members of Team Electra have background experience in education, fashion, law, consulting, cosmetology, finance, history, hobby drone design, professional sports, machining, photography, chocolatiering, and online arbitrage in addition to science, technology, engineering, and electrochemistry.
We believe that while our team is our greatest asset, our unique culture, built on trust, respect, and integrity, sets us apart from the competition. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion because the management understands that transformational innovation requires many perspectives. Our culture fosters collaboration, patience, and a disciplined approach to innovating around obstacles while challenging the status quo. Yes, there is method-to-its-madness (or boldness)! We pursue an evidence-based development approach grounded in the theory of constraints and techno-economic analysis. It focuses on finding optimal technical paths guided by first principles in every aspect of its development. That is why in less than two years from its founding, we have demonstrated a transformational approach which others in the industry long believed couldn't be done!
Make no mistake, ElectraSteel is a fast-paced and intense environment driven by progress and results. The path ahead is both uncertain and challenging, so if that sounds scary, this may not be the place for you. Instead, ElectraSteel seeks those excited by the challenge who have the required skills and the ability to think critically to help create transformational innovations that will decarbonize our planet.
Position Summary:ElectraSteel is seeking an experienced business leader in Supply Chain with experience in Product Development and Quality Assurance. This position will report to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will work closely with functional groups responsible for new product development, scale-up, and pilot-plant buildout, and demonstration. The core technology utilizes electrochemical extraction of iron from ores, and prior experience in sourcing electrochemical system components is preferred.
Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead and build a supply chain team for development and demonstration of scaled up process technology and build out of pilot-plant for electrochemical extraction of iron from ore.
  • Engage cross-functional teams using Lean and Six-Sigma techniques to achieve best in class performance in terms of quality, delivery, and cost
  • Develop a deep understanding of product components and specifications and develop supplier alternatives and relationships to supply those components efficiently while considering impact on project timelines and landed costs
  • Work closely with Engineering and functional groups responsible for new product development and pilot-plant build to ensure adequate supply of raw materials and components
  • Work closely with the product development team to refine design and reduce costs of scaled up process technology
  • Develop and implement a scalable ERP/PDM system in collaboration with the finance team
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and emphasis on quality
  • Develop strategies and implement solutions to address short-term and long-term supply chain constraints to achieve company's performance goals
    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or other related field
    • 8 years in purchasing, buying, or procurement in a technology-centric new product development environment
    • Demonstrated experience making data-driven decisions with incomplete information
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in Engineering or Business Administration
      • 10 years of supply chain experience, including experience in electrochemical systems component sourcing
      • New product launch experience
      • Previous work in a start-up environment
        ElectraSteel requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.
        Benefits Include:
        • 100% company paid employee health, dental and vision
        • Unlimited PTO
        • 401k with company match
        • Paid parental leave
        • Stock options
        • Unlimited fun!

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