Director, Digital Manufacturing Solutions 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. Our first-of-its-kind Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ represents a new, more sustainable infrastructure to design, make, and move physical goods in the digital age. Working with companies across a variety of industries – from growing startups to Fortune 500 companies – Fast Radius helps customers with all stages of the manufacturing process from new product development to ongoing part production. We have recently announced our intent to become a publicly-listed company as the next step in scaling our vision for the future of design, manufacturing, and logistics.

As a Director of Digital Manufacturing Solutions, you will build a channel to incubate the highest potential opportunities for our Enterprise Sales team. You will define a new set of services to deliver value throughout our entire customers’ Product Development and Sourcing organization. These services could include comprehensive spend and supply chain performance diagnostics, design to cost workshops, product development timeline assessments, etc. You will orchestrate resources across our customers and our engineering teams to deliver these services. We are looking for a self-starter who has demonstrated success dealing with ambiguity, operating in a high-growth environment, and solving problems with limited oversight. Ideal candidates have led management consulting engagement for engineering and sourcing departments of Fortune500 product companies.

About the Role:

  • Partner with Business Development to develop a potential solution offerings to originate >$1m opportunities for the Enterprise Sales team
  • Partner with the research team to test solution offering with potential customers
  • Prioritize offerings and build a roadmap for design and deployment
  • Develop assets to market and deliver solution offerings to customers
  • Join customer meetings with Business Development and Enterprise Sales to actively capture opportunities to deploy solutions to our customers
  • Manage multiple concurrent teams of customer and Fast Radius resources to deliver solutions to customers
  • Partner with the product team to build enable the delivery of solutions with software
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for customers throughout the delivery of the solutions and build strong relationships at all levels across the client organization
  • Develop a deep understanding of each client’s business, strategy, and priorities; leverage this knowledge and your business acumen to identify untapped opportunities to work with Fast Radius
  • Partner with Enterprise Sales and Business Development to identify further opportunities for impact after completion of a first solution at a customer

About You:

  • BA/BS required, preferably in a technical field
  • 7-10 years of total professional experience; 3-4 years experience in management consulting (Engagement Manager equivalent or more), with extensive product development and sourcing project work
  • Experience leading professional services engagements or managing and overseeing multiple high-visibility, high-stakes projects
  • Strong organizational and project management capabilities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Credible customer presence, capable of stepping into a trusted advisor role.
  • Data-driven, analytically oriented, with a commitment to process improvement.
  • Reliable and accountable, delighting customers with above-and-beyond follow-through.
  • Proactive, taking the initiative to get things done on behalf of clients.
  • Ability to seamlessly work across functional and organizational boundaries, and reputation for influencing others and earning trust across levels and organizations
  • Proven track record of delivering initiatives from conception through completion of large-scale projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in product development and sourcing at companies making physical products
  • Bachelor in Engineering or experience with manufacturing technologies such as CNC machining and injection molding

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, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, Veteran status, or other protected status.

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Technology we use

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Location

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

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

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 does career growth look like on your team?

Growth be can twofold: Growth on a functional level - finding new ways to improve customers' experience with Fast Radius. On an individual level, growth is the expansion of an individual's depth and breadth of skills and experience. As we continue to innovate as a function, new opportunities continue for team members to learn, contribute, and lead.

Jesse Sherwood

Director, Customer Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my team to be more creative & forward-thinking by ensuring they have the space to do strategic thinking and actually implement it. We use an OKR system to set high level objectives backed by concrete key results at a company level, and our teams are responsible for designing their individual OKRs to support company OKRs.

John Nanry

Co-founder & Chief Fulfillment Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a marketer, I feel lucky to have so many experts at Fast Radius who are willing and excited to share their knowledge. We're able to brainstorm content with SMEs and tap into their ideas and experiences in order to help build content that resonates with our audience. This kind of collaborative spirit is rare, and I'm thankful to work with people

Celestine Grev

Content Marketing Manager

What are Fast Radius Perks + Benefits

Fast Radius Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation and bonus structure
Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
Generous vacation policy
401K
WFH Flexibility

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
We offer flexible work from home opportunities.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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