Asia Supplier Sourcing & Operations Manager at Fast Radius

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We believe manufacturing is important not only for what it makes, but for what it makes possible for the world. Manufacturers have an important job to do, and it’s our job to provide them with the technology and expertise they need through the entire production process, from discovery and design to manufacturing and fulfillment. 
We're looking for an experienced engineer to work on various application engineering programs, ensuring projects are completed on-time and in an efficient manner. These projects typically involve mechanical design, manufacturing engineering, and product design. The application engineer would be helping the client take physical products from concept to market through the whole process.


  • Identify, source, set strategy, and onboard new external suppliers in Asia for manufacturing technologies such as CNC, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, and Cast Urethane.
  • Develop and optimize/manage supply chain value streams that are robust and scalable to support the business objectives
  • Update, develop, & create actionable plans to reduce cost, inventory, and lead time from suppliers globally
  • Establish effective supply partner relationships and lead key supplier quarterly business reviews (QBR’s) – manage metrics & performance of supply base.
  • Work with key suppliers to create measurable value in optimized lead times, landed cost, quality, performance, flexibility, technology etc.
  • Monitor and communicate significant changes in pricing, market drivers, and availability on key commodities, services, and raw materials
  • Contract preparation, negotiation and oversight
  • Design and optimize supply chain value streams for both released products & for upcoming unreleased customer projects, working closely with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain.
  • Work with Planning, Logistics, Inventory, Operations, and Production teams to set up systems and tools which promote customer OTD, inventory balance, and optimal cost, and throughput
  • Experience working with global cross functional teams (Quality, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Continuous Improvement, Engineering, Sales)
  • Experience executing strategies that optimize life cycle management of items cradle to grave, ensuring close ties to suppliers to effectively manage EoL (End of Life) components & market constraints such as allocations
  • Evaluate and organize data, creating valuable insight which can be used to take immediate and long-term business decisions.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in operations, mechanical engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years related experience (including Asia, North America, and Europe supply chains)
  • CNC, and Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Cast Urethane Supplier procurement experience preferred across multiple manufacturing locations (domestic and international)
  • Practice and promote a very collaborative and team-based service approach while demonstrating exceptional individual contributions
  • Possess a pragmatic, hands on approach with a bias for action
  • Demonstrable, excellent negotiation skills and business acumen
  • Able to effectively present information and sell ideas to key decision makers
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Advanced use Word, Excel (formula / Pivot Tables), PowerPoint, Smartsheets.
  • Ability to analyze data and create reports which accurately reflect the state of the business
  • Bilingual Mandarin Chinese and English strongly preferred.
  • Six Sigma and LEAN experience a plus, but not a prerequisite.
  • Up to 50% global travel (Able to travel to China, other parts of Asia, Europe)

Every day you can expect to work in an inclusive environment that makes excellence possible, where great work and ideas matter more than seniority. We believe in experimenting fearlessly and learning from our failures—quickly. Our leaders have grown successful companies before, and they understand that businesses thrive when capable people have the freedom to solve problems without constraints.
We want you to come to work happy, healthy, and balanced so you can expect excellent benefits:
- Competitive compensation and bonus structure
- Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
- Generous vacation policy as well as a 401K plan 
Fast Radius is proud to be an equal opportunity employer because diverse perspectives make for better products, better processes, and a better company. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, Veteran status, or other protected status.

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We're in the West Loop, home to restaurant row and a bustling tech community!

An Insider's view of Fast Radius

What are some social events your company does?

I believe it’s important to build a strong community at our fast-growing company. There always seems to be something fun going on. Whether it's company-sponsored events like our holiday parties & potlucks or more casual get-togethers after work such as happy hours & sports leagues. These events have helped me get to know people in all divisions.

Kyle Tabatt

Senior Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Fast Radius has a strong culture of collaboration. Even the physical layout of the office supports that. The design engineers are next to the manufacturing engineers and the factory so it is easy for us to get feedback and brainstorm in real-time as parts are getting produced.

Izzy de la Guardia

Application Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

With any rapid growth company, we have growing pains. Each team has its own goals, their own visions of success, and as such it's tough to stay aligned as one team. The Project Engineering team is working across the company on improving communication and workflow which ultimately ensures we keep the culture we've created long term.

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Project Manager

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Fast Radius Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation and bonus structure
Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
Generous vacation policy
WFH Flexibility

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Team owned deliverables
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Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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Flexible Work Schedule
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Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
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Cross functional training encouraged
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Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
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