Supply Operations Manager


  • Full Time


The Tesla Supply Chain team is looking to hire a skilled Supply Operations Manager (SOM) to support the entire Direct purchasing process for an assigned group of Tesla vehicle product commodities. This role is involved in the development process for new products from an early stage along with leading change management of existing products as well as sustaining activities. In addition, it is the link between external suppliers and internal stakeholders. This position will be located in Austin, TX and will work closely with the Global Supply Managers and Supplier Industrialization Engineers in the US who are responsible for the strategic procurement and quality of commodities globally. You are also the reference person for Engineering, Material Planning, and NPI teams on product groups in your scope.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering and/or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in direct purchasing, supply chain, and/or program management in a fast-paced work environment required, 3+ years preferred.   
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence cross functional stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
  • Meticulous, with an extreme attention to detail
  • Strong sense of urgency and an ability to work independently in an ambiguous environment
  • Experience with New Product Introductions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Passionate about Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy