Senior Global Supply Manager, Battery Chemicals

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Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.


Role Description

Form Energy is hiring an experienced professional to manage the development and execution of Form’s global supply chain strategy for critical battery chemicals and raw materials used in Form’s pioneering iron-air battery systems. This role reports to the Manager, Global Supply Management (“GSM”) for Active Battery Materials. As part of the “Actives” GSM team, you will establish and execute on Form’s commercial-scale battery chemicals sourcing strategy, owning categories like bulk commodity chemicals, specialty carbons and catalysts, adhesives, toll processed goods, and other specialty materials. You will deliver shrewd insights based on a deep understanding of upstream manufacturing processes, market trends, and Form’s requirements, ensuring delivery of quality materials that meet Form’s bold performance, cost, and timeline requirements.

The successful candidate will rely on their combination of business acumen, technical depth, innate curiosity, and experience in battery chemicals categories to bring strategic approaches and oversight to the sourcing of these critical raw material components, while developing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners alike. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with a breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

What you'll do:

  • Own the battery chemicals and raw materials category at Form (e.g., bulk commodity chemicals, specialty carbons and catalysts, adhesives, toll processed goods, and other specialty materials), including commercial relationships and contracts within our supply base and value chain

  • Collaborate closely with Form’s Leadership, Supply Chain, R&D, Engineering and Strategic Supply teams to define and drive execution of Form’s battery chemicals sourcing strategy

  • Negotiate and deliver favorable commercial terms for battery chemical components & manufacturing that optimize costs, lead times, and risk to Form by managing the end-to-end sourcing process from supplier development through qualification, negotiation, and contracting

  • Secure best-in-class pricing for Form’s battery chemicals and raw materials through detailed price analysis and negotiations, continual cost reductions, cost avoidance, and logistics optimization

  • Monitor current category market conditions, evaluating capacities and competitive landscapes, technology roadmaps and supply/demand challenges & opportunities

  • Ensure Form is working with best-in-class suppliers and mitigating risks by rigorously analyzing component and manufacturing costs, performing risk analyses, forecasting industry trends, and leveraging your own expertise in chemicals markets and production processes

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, or similar discipline

  • Deep category experience (5+ years) in chemicals and/or battery raw materials sourcing, market/pricing mechanics, and manufacturing processes in a fast-paced, highly fluid environment

  • Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to generate bottom-up “should-cost” models based on an understanding of manufacturing processes; comfortable with spreadsheets

  • Solid understanding of commercial terms, contract structures, and IP concepts

  • Fact-based, detail-oriented, data-driven decision making; ability to thrive in the face of ambiguity

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; an optimistic, high-energy “people person” with a strong desire to build collaborative relationships and make things happen

  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate cross-functionally on multiple tasks and projects; a team-player

  • Ability to work in the US and travel globally as necessary

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Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.