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We are transforming the manufacturing industry and are on the lookout for the makers, the doers and the re-thinkers!
Protolabs Network provides engineers and designers access to more than 250 extensively vetted manufacturing partners. As part of Protolabs’ global services, we specialize in on-demand 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding and sheet metal fabrication. Trusted by some of the most innovative companies in the world (NASA, HP, Audi and more), we are the world’s fastest and most comprehensive digital manufacturing solution. Some of the parts we’ve produced are even floating in space!
We are currently looking for a Supply Chain Manager, and in this role, you will be at the heart of ensuring that our European supplier network flourishes. You will spearhead the growth and continuous improvement of our operations, focusing on engaging manufacturing partners, elevating their performance, and advancing capabilities to satisfy the continuously changing needs of our customers.
Sound good? Keep reading!
What you’ll do:
Manufacturing Partner Management: Scout for, evaluate, and onboard new manufacturing partners integrating them smoothly into our network
Relationship Building: Establish strong partnerships with new Manufacturing Partners, creating opportunities for mutual growth. Maintain and strengthen relationships with current partners to ensure satisfaction and growth
Capability Development: Discover, hone, and put into practice new capabilities, including novel materials and post-processing techniques
Performance Monitoring: Actively supervise and elevate manufacturing partners performance, with an accent on on time and non conformance rates
Supplier Development: Identify and promulgate manufacturing best practices to assure procedural uniformity throughout the network
Industry Knowledge and Networking: Accumulate knowledge and cultivate networks within the CNC machining
Engagement Initiatives: Design and implement initiatives that invigorate Manufacturing Partners’ participation while upholding lofty benchmarks for production as a service
What it takes :
Great organization and excellent communication skills
Excellent computer literacy, with the ability to learn quickly
Self starter and ability to take responsibility
An ownership mindset – you stick with an issue until it’s solved
A people person with a knack for problem-solving
Open to feedback; works well in a multidisciplinary team and keen to learn from others
A background in engineering
Knowledge of Turkish or Portuguese language will be a plus
What’s in it for you?
Part of our incredible journey is clearly down to our amazing team, and we strongly believe in giving people a space to truly, authentically be themselves. We also believe that treating our employees well and sprinkling a great place to work with some nice perks, makes it a little sweeter!
Annual company bonus. We celebrate success together! Employees are not only rewarded for their achievements but also for contributing to the overall success of the business
Flexible and hybrid working arrangements! (we try to accommodate where it’s possible, so feel free to ask us more about this)
Wellness and well-being with access to OpenUp psychologists, practice mindfulness with Headspace and tons more
Doggo-friendly office. We are big pet lovers and fully encourage hanging out with your (and your colleagues’) furry friends in the office
Daily Lunch and snacks are provided in the office; it’s a moment for our teams to connect and recharge. Shared meals strengthen our bonds and fuel collaboration
Dedicate 20% of your work time to learning or joining projects! Whether that’s one of our ERGs or time spent on our in-house LEARN platform. From 3D printing to woodworking – there’s something for everything.
Regular team events, socials and annual regional team trip
Kick-off with an initial screening with one Talent Acquisition Partners, not really an interview, but the chance to learn more about how we do things, our process and a chance for you to ask all the things you want to know
A deeper dive into the role, what we’re looking for and for you to get to know one another
Take home challenge or presentation
Put your skills to the test. Depending on the role, you may be asked to work on a take-home challenge or a presentation to us. We know this won’t show us all of your talents, but we can get a nice insight into how you work and vice versa.
In most scenarios, you’ll get to meet your teammates or a member of the leadership team. This is a great chance for us to see how you fit into the wider organisation
Meet the culture ambassadors
Our culture is unique and so are you! Check your ego at the door because these cats are not interested in whether you’re the best engineer. We want to hear all about the things that get you out of bed each morning, the special interests you have or random skills that you can teach us. Now’s the time to show us your authentic self, no holding back. This is also your chance to ask about the behaviours that make us who we are, warts and all – because hiring is a two-way street!