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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager supporting our Indirect spend. You will negotiate contracts, analyze commercial terms, and optimize pricing across an assigned category of indirect spend including Contingent Workforce, such as Technical Services and Business Services for our Engineering and Deployments team. You will develop category strategies and leverage market intelligence to develop alternative sources. You’ll have experience in best-practice procurement methods, and work to build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders, influence and align roadmaps, and cultivate vendor partnerships. You will work closely with a variety of cross-functional internal teams. You are someone who is a self-starter and comfortable working with limited direction while taking full ownership of your domain. You are an effective and passionate problem-solver, who recommends pragmatic alternatives and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and high growth environment.

In addition to the specific sourcing, procurement, and vendor management responsibilities, this position is expected to contribute to the maturity of the overall procurement function. This includes creating and refining processes, tools and templates that can be applied across all vendors and categories worldwide.

You will work onsite at one of our Bay Area offices, San Carlos or San Jose, and report to our Indirect Procurement Manager.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models for professional services that optimize the value of necessary goods and services
  • Implement cost-effective procurement practices, optimizing supplier performance and negotiating competitive pricing
  • Prepare RFQs, RFPs, bid documents, analyze and evaluate proposals, and administer the evaluation process
  • Craft negotiation strategies and execute favorable terms and conditions
  • Create contract documents in collaboration with the legal department
  • Contribute input toward the creation and implementation of programs to assess and promote supplier performance, development and management (e.g., establishing quarterly and annual goals, conducting quarterly business reviews, formal scorecard measures)
  • Establish & report out on KPIs within your category that support company goals and objectives
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to drive collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Analyze market trends, perform benchmarking and leverage industry knowledge to identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, such as operations, finance, and engineering, to define SLAs and KPIs for suppliers and measure the appropriate criteria, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or other related field
    5+ years in purchasing, buying, or procurement
  • Demonstrated experience making data-driven decisions with incomplete information
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to partner with key stakeholders and build relationships across multi-functional teams
  • Proficient in Excel, Google Sheets, Airtable, Smartsheet, or similar analytical tools

Compensation and Benefits | P3


San Carlos Zone
$97,000$121,500 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!