Manufacturing Strategic Initiatives Lead

Department: Manufacturing
Location: Somerville, MA


To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring groundbreaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

At Formlabs, our passion is designing and building powerful 3D printing tools. Our diverse Manufacturing Team makes these ideas a reality, so our products can be enjoyed by thousands of people around the world. As a Manufacturing Strategic Initiatives Lead, you will participate in the development of production strategy and roadmaps, develop actionable, prioritized requirements, and act as the primary point of contact between the hardware engineering team and contract manufacturers.

The Job:

  • Own, develop and lead the relationship with Formlabs’ key contract manufacturers
  • Ensure cost, delivery, and quality of finished goods from our manufacturing line
  • Negotiate the lowest possible transfer price balanced against the quality and scheduling requirements
  • Own and execute production planning, continuity of part supply, pricing negotiation, invoicing, and build management
  • Drive cross-functional alignment between supply chain, manufacturing engineering and R&D teams
  • Facilitate collaboration between engineering and manufacturing partners across the globe

You have:

  • Strong project/program management skills with ability to influence and orchestrate multiple stakeholders across supply chain, engineering and finance.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to make data-driven decisions that prioritize and improve our manufacturing lines
  • Experienced negotiator with a strong understanding of contract manufacturing cost structure
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and quality control processes

Bonus Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing program management
  • Have successfully managed global supply chains, specifically in Europe and Asia
  • 2D or 3D printing industry experience
  • Experience in distribution or logistics 
  • Mandarin language proficiency

Our Perks & Benefits:

  • Robust equity program to build future wealth through RSUs
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Low cost fund options in our 401K and access to advisors 
  • Generous paid Parental Leave (up to 16 weeks)
  • Tenure-based paid Sabbatical Leave (up to 6 weeks)
  • Flexible Out of Office Plan – Take time when you need it
  • Ample on-site parking & pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Healthy on-site lunches, snacks, beverages, & treats
  • Regular sponsored professional development opportunities
  • Many opt-in culture events across our diverse community
  • And of course… unlimited 3D prints

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.  

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply.  Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

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