Title:  Principal Sourcing Manager

Date:  Jul 10, 2024


Work Location Type:  On-site
Company:  QuantumScape Corporation

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.


In this role, you will:

  • Own end-to-end RFI, RFP and RFQ processes across direct, indirect and / or capital equipment categories. Drive competitive sourcing events and ensure commercial terms are agreed and documented with awarded suppliers

  • Lead day-to-day supplier negotiations on an ad-hoc basis, working directly with technical teams to implement best-in-class commercial terms

  • Work with technical and engineering teams to define product specifications and lead the vendor selection process – ensure that requirements are collected and satisfied with vendors. Support Project Managers to collect and consolidate information ahead of sourcing events

  • Collaborate with Supply Managers and Buyers to monitor supplier performance against agreed upon service levels

  • Analyze current and historical spend to identify supplier consolidation opportunities

  • Build and maintain should-cost models on specific products or cost categories to inform negotiation strategy and business objectives

  • Conduct quarterly and bi-annual business reviews of strategic sourcing plan. Define and track cost reduction initiatives across supply, demand and process improvements

  • Coordinate contract management process by proactively handling upcoming renewals and identifying new spend areas to bring under contract


This position is required to perform these above essential duties and responsibilities onsite at our QS offices. 


Minimum Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s & 10+ years of experience or Master’s degree & 8+ years of experience in Business, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Proven experience in manufacturing operations or sourcing environment, particularly as it relates to capital equipment or direct material procurement

  • Consistent track record of negotiating with global suppliers and driving cost optimization initiatives

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel

  • Strong communicator that can empathize with others while still holding them accountable


Additional Skills:

  • Experience working in R&D environment and / or with large CAPEX projects

  • Experience with eRFX or eAuction platforms, contract lifecycle management (CLM) and data visualization software (e.g. Tableau) a plus


Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role has a range of $121,900 to $185,900, and a final salary will be determined by the candidate's experience and educational background. QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan. In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employee paid health care, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.