Motion Controls Engineer

Verve Motion

Verve Motion

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Verve is building a world-class team to commercialize wearable solutions that empower the
way people move in the world. Our first product is a lightweight, connected wearable system
that can be worn all day, every day by industry associates to improve worker safety, and
experience. Verve is growing and launching partnerships with some of the leading companies in
the world to augment and protect their workforce and we have the unique potential to change
the lives of millions of workers.

Verve is dedicated to building a diverse team of individuals who are committed to contributing
to an inclusive environment and value respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming
individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Role: Supply Chain Manager

● Develop and manage Verve’s supply chain to meet demand, cost, inventory, delivery
and service goals.
● Collaborate closely with engineering, manufacturing, quality and operations to drive
supplier selection and development initiatives across product lifecycles.
● Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms with suppliers to ensure cost, quality, and
delivery goals are met.
● Monitor supplier performance and proactively address risks to ensure on-time delivery
and adherence to quality standards.
● Lead demand planning and purchasing processes, tools, and analysis to optimize stock
levels and to minimize shortages and excess.
● Measure, monitor, and improve sourcing, planning, and purchasing processes to
increase efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate supply chain risks.
● Maintain COGS models and identify and implement year over year cost reductions.


● Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field; Master's
degree in Business Administration, Industrial or Operations Engineering, Supply Chain
Management, or a related field preferred.
● Minimum 7-10 years of direct experience in supply chain, commodity, and supplier
management with focus on NPI, supplier cost, execution, and scale preferably with
robotics or similar electromechanical products. Soft goods experience is a plus.
● Proven record in negotiation and conflict resolution with suppliers and external
partners, to ensure cost-effective procurement and supply agreements.
● Demonstrated success developing and managing supplier relationships and achieving
cost savings at both NPI and scaled volumes, including internationally.
● Deep understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and industry standards
relevant to robotics or similar electromechanical products.
● Proficiency with NetSuite or similar ERP systems.
● Thrive in a fast-paced startup environment and adapt to evolving priorities and
● Excellent analytical, problem-solving, project management and decision-making skills.

We offer:
● Competitive salary and stock options.
● Generous premium coverage for medical and dental insurance.
● Unlimited PTO
● The opportunity to make an immediate impact in a fast-growing start-up and industry.
● Wear robots at work!

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.