Cruise Automation is hiring a

Global Supply Manager, Autonomous Driving Sensors and Compute

San Francisco, United States

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

We're looking for a Global Supply Manager, AVHW Purchasing, to engage cross-functionally with Suppliers, Cruise Engineering and Program Management teams to ensure our hardware program is optimally sourced and at the best value for Cruise.  We need GSMs who know how to creatively develop partnerships with key suppliers and reduce the inherent cost structure of our key modules and components, including custom silicon.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us!

What you’ll be doing: 


  • Develop partnerships with the world’s best Suppliers and source our key modules and components to the right Suppliers in order to obtain a win-win situation
  • Accurately capture and drive down our programs’ material costs
  • Work cross-functionally to identify opportunities for cost reductions
  • Develop accurate and aggressive should-costs and price targets
  • Drive to meet targets and continuously communicate status to stakeholders and company leadership
  • Review and optimize spending for engineering design and development, capital equipment, production tooling
  • Partner closely with our Legal Team to draft and finalize legal agreements such as SOWs, Eval Agreements, License Agreements and Development contracts


What you must have: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferably Business Administration/Engineering
  • 2+ years experience managing semiconductor suppliers and/or autonomous driving sensor suppliers (Lidar, Radar, Cameras etc)
  • 2+ years in-depth experience working on legal agreements
  • 2+ years experience working closely with an Engineering organization 
  • Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage cross-functionally with Engineering, Program Management and Legal teams
  • Demonstrated skill in working with Suppliers to achieve a win-win for both Cruise and its partners and in developing strategic partnerships with Suppliers.
  • Experience with detailed BOM cost breakdowns and analysis, identifying opportunities across commodities, negotiating with component suppliers for BOM cost savings.
  • In depth experience with silicon design partners including leading RFQs, negotiating development contracts and ongoing supplier management
  • In depth experience licensing semiconductor IP
  • Ability to develop a detailed chip cost model and should cost

Bonus points! 

  • MBA or MS in an engineering field
  • Previous Manufacturing/Supply Chain experience
  • Experience with Coupa
  • Previous experience in a Purchasing environment in an Automotive OEM.
  • Previous Cost Engineering experience

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and life insurance
    • Subsidized mental health benefits
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • 401(k) match 
    • Paid time off: vacation, sick, public health emergency, jury duty, bereavement and company holidays. 
    • Paid parental, family care and medical leave
    • Family care benefits: fertility benefits, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (subsidized by Cruise).
    • Non-remote employees: Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan, healthy meals and snacks 
    • CruiseFlex - a working policy for US-Based Cruisers that lets you and your manager find what working style is best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home or a combination of home and in-office time.
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price & Walmart have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.
    • Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) - a unique equity program where employees, both current and former, have the option to sell any amount of their vested equity on a recurring basis, currently quarterly.
  • We’re Safety Conscious
    • We integrate #staysafe, our top priority at Cruise, into our everyday work. Through our Safety Management System, every Cruiser is asked to do their part by reporting any potential issues or hazards they observe and making continuous improvements. You’ll be able to contribute to safety at Cruise, no matter your job function or title.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email [email protected]

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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