PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's at least 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe, Australia and Canada with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that same-day shipping should be a human right, and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that everyone everywhere can afford.

Procurement Manager is responsible for managing sourcing capabilities of the company and dealing with suppliers and vendors in supply chain for the best cost-effective deals possible. Also, procurement manager should be able to perform clear communication with suppliers and in-house team, regarding planning of supplies, specification of materials and goods, quality of supplied goods, lead times and financial parameters of deals.
Given the frequency of international partnerships, communication skills and foreign language command are both very important, and needless to say the ability to work as part of a team is crucial.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing work of procurement team

  • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors

  • Negotiating with suppliers and vendors to ensure the best, beating competition terms

  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers

  • Keep in contact with current vendors and suppliers regarding in-progress and planned purchase orders

  • Monitoring of materials on stock and other goods, needed at production facility

  • Collect and compare offers, make purchase orders and organizing delivery of goods on the production facility

  • Preparing procurement reports regarding spent money and planned costs per given period of time

  • Track and report key metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness of procurement

  • Training freshmen employees within Procurement department

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree on Industrial engineering / Mechanical engineering / Supply chain management or similar

  • To be familiar with materials and processes used in fabrication of composites and metal parts and assemblies

  • Experience in procurement or supply chain operations is a plus

  • Management and leadership skills

  • Self-organized person with good time management skills

  • Positive attitude and attention to details

  • Fluency in English

WE OFFER

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company

  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level

  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

  • This role is located in Bulgaria

If you’re interested, please apply by sending us your CV and Cover Letter. We are always looking for people who want to grow our business and nurture our culture and we’d love to hear more about you in your cover letter. Rather than ask you for the same old standard letter, we are very interested in the following things:

 

  • What excites you about our business opportunity?

  • Why are you our number one pick for this role?

  • What about you makes you ideally suited to a startup environment?

  • What is your understanding of an inclusive work culture?

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance for considering a career at Dronamics. We’ll be in touch to arrange an interview if we think that there is a potential fit, but if you don’t hear from us please contact us again if you see us post other opportunities that interest you in the future.