Strategic Sourcing Manager

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

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San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What You’ll Do:

As the Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will own the supplier selection and negotiation process for our Electric Engine components. Archer is a visionary company moving at an incredible pace, and our Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for engaging internally and externally at every level to ensure successful partnerships with best-in-class suppliers. This is an opportunity to work alongside world-class cross-functional leaders on a core enabling technology for a company that is disrupting sustainability and transportation.

  • Source and develop the strategic Electric Engine supply base
  • Negotiate best-in-class value value through thorough cost negotiation
  • Close contract negotiations to support a successful transition into mass production
  • Present directly to executive leadership, engaging on strategic initiatives
  • Manage business relationships to develop productive partnerships, acting as a primary point of escalation
  • Work closely with cross-functional leaders to continuously evolve policies and procedures, enhancing organizational value and efficiency
  • Travel: 25%

What You Need:

  • BS/BA and 8+ years of experience, or MBA/MS and 5+ years of experience
  • Automotive or Aerospace cost negotiation expertise
  • In-depth knowledge of high-volume supply contracts
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and highly-regulated environment
  • Strong executive communication and internal/external negotiation skills
  • Ability to cut through ambiguity and detail limitations to make concrete and sound decisions
  • An insatiable curiosity and a keen attention to detail
  • Solid analytical and computer skills (excel/sheets, word/docs, powerpoint/slides)

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Training in presentation and communication skills
  • APICS Certification

Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $124,800 - $145,400. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at people@archer.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to People@archer.com. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.

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