Strategic Sourcing Manager


Remote / Arizona, US / California, US / Georgia, US / Hawaii, US / Massachusetts, US / Minnesota, US / Nevada, US / Oregon, US / Texas, US / Utah, US / Virginia, US / Washington, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 02/22/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 168 Welsh Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Fictiv

Fictiv is a digital manufacturing ecosystem that delivers high quality parts at unprecedented speeds. Our ecosystem is made up of 3 key elements:

1. An easy-to-use cloud platform for instant quotes, DFM on-the-fly, and visibility into your production status.
2. A global network of highly vetted and monitored manufacturing partners.
3. Super smart people with boots-on-the-ground to manage programs, inspect quality, and provide expert guidance.

Job Description

At Fictiv, we’re inspired every day by our customers and teammates

You’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the most renowned companies on the planet who make physical products loved by millions. You’ll be working with some of the highest quality and most talented vendors who produce what seems impossible to produce. You’ll be surrounded by a wicked awesome team (think PhDs, Ironmans, artists) who are obsessed with winning the hearts and minds of product engineers and designers who are literally building the future (think autonomous cars)... today.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Location: Remote, preferably US PST or MST zones, but open to candidates in, or who are willing to relocate to, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington State

Commitment: Full-Time

Impact in this Role

Your role as Fictiv’s Strategic Sourcing Manager will focus on the intelligent sourcing, qualification, and distribution of work to our Manufacturing Partner network (they’re more than just Suppliers). At Fictiv, we believe in creating the world’s premier platform for hardware manufacturing, and you’ll be playing a critical role in making that happen.

In this role, you’ll be using your educational background (degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, or Engineering) and experience in supplier sourcing, qualification, onboarding, and development to manage Fictiv’s globally distributed Manufacturing Partner network. We win everyday because of the competitive advantage that our Platform, People, and Partners provides to our customers.

This role will be focused on our aerospace business vertical. Here you will forecast Fictiv’s capacity needs by service offering based on Fictiv’s demand forecasts and correspondingly develop onboarding requirements to ensure we are able to meet customer demand while maintaining a healthy distribution of spend across each of our onboarded Manufacturing Partners. You’ll oversee our domestic network of partners that work on 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, injection molding and more. Where necessary, you’ll use your negotiation skills to onboard strategic partners and implement terms to foster long term alignment of business goals.

Ultimately, you’ll be responsible for ensuring we are building tight knit partnerships with our Manufacturing Partners who directly support our aerospace customers and that we have the right mix, capacity, and capabilities of supply to meet and exceed customers technical, lead time, and cost requirements. You will report to the Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing.


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Forecasting - develop onboarding targets based on sales forecasts and pipeline 
  • Agile Onboarding Processes - oversee the development of agile, closed-loop processes to quickly identify new capability and capacity needs and correspondingly qualify partners in support of meeting demand
  • Negotiation - Negotiation of terms of relationship (e.g. Manufacturing Service Agreements) with our strategic Manufacturing Partners.
  • Supplier Development Initiatives - Propose and oversee the implementation of programs to drive greater Manufacturing Partner engagement
  • Manage Fictiv’s domestic supply portfolio, ensuring transparency and optimization of spend
  • Lead the onboarding of customer approved suppliers onto our network
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies, centering around aerospace
  • Develop & execute against strategies to drive down COGS & lead time for the procurement of custom mechanical components within Fictiv’s supply chain
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
  • Perform should cost analysis as well as benchmarking (determining different manufacturing cost structures based on local factors such as labor rates)
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
  • Continuous improvement against the above

Desired traits

  • 5+ years experience as a strategic sourcing manager, global supply manager, procurement manager, commodity manager, supplier quality engineer, supplier development engineer, or manufacturing engineer with direct experience working with suppliers
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management specifically in the aerospace, aviation, gas turbines, and defense industries
  • Understanding of the unique requirements associated with AS9100, ITAR, EAR and NADCAP as well as experience qualifying and approving suppliers with those certifications / registrations
  • Experience utilizing a customer’s Approved Vendor List  
  • Ability to conduct difficult negotiates and sustain good working relationships
  • Fantastic interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Minimum BS degree in mechanical engineering, supply chain management, logistics, engineering or business administration; MS preferred
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Excellent project management and cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Self-starter, manages time efficiently, able to complete work in a timely manner without active supervision


About Fictiv (

Fictiv is transforming how teams design, develop, and deliver the next generation of hardware products.

Fictiv is a manufacturing platform and the most efficient way to fabricate parts. Powered by a distributed network of highly vetted vendors, Fictiv provides the critical infrastructure teams need to streamline prototyping and accelerate development cycles. The online interface makes it easy for customers to get instant quotes, review manufacturing feedback, and manage orders—all through a single service.

We’re actively seeking potential teammates who can bring diverse perspectives and experience to our culture and company. We believe inclusion is the best way to create a strong, empathetic team. Our belief is that the best team is born from an environment that emphasizes respect, honesty, collaboration, and growth.

We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.

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