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Manager, NPI Supply Chain



Campbell, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Velo3D is a technology company that provides the industry’s most advanced fully integrated metal 3D printing solution for mission-critical parts.
Some of the most pioneering companies, including SpaceX, Honeywell, and Lam Research, use the Velo3D solution to drive defense innovation, improve aerospace applications, enhance transportation efficiency, and produce critical oil & gas applications.
While conventional 3D printing and traditional manufacturing methods impose strict design and performance limitations, Velo3D supports true design freedom and allows engineers to build the complex parts they need without compromising performance or quality for manufacturability. In our quest to support tomorrow’s innovations, we enable parts to be printed to exact standards of consistency, quality, and repeatability.
Velo3D has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. For more information, please visit, or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Position Overview
As the Manager for the NPI Supply Chain in R&D, you will:
Shorten engineering development cycles by:
1) Dramatically reducing turn-around time of material procurement of R&D projects.
2) Ensuring ALL material required for prototype testing is available, eliminating shortages of any subset of parts/components.
3) Dramatically reduce the amount of time engineers need to spend managing/contacting suppliers.
Shorten time for the roll-out of Engineering Changes to Manufacturing and to the Field, by:
1) Collaborating with Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Operations Supply chain.
2) Collaborating to provide a clean and clear handoff between R&D Supply Chain and Operations Supply Chain for each change.
3) Supporting Operations Supply Chain in developing production-level suppliers for engineering changes.
4) Enabling Operations Supply Chain team early interception of Production suppliers and orders to allow efficient, fast change adoption to the manufacturing floor.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the Purchasing, Planning, and Warehouse teams of the R&D Department.
  • Review released Engineering Lifecycle Change Orders (ECO) to drive project validation and implementation.
  • Advise/ensure Material Planning to create and/or update Work Orders.
  • Advise/ensure Purchasing to create and/or update Purchase orders.
  • Advise/ensure the Warehouse team of actions for the On-Hand material disposition of the ECO.
  • Advise/ensure the Warehouse team on kitting Work Order prioritization between multiple projects.
  • Collaborate upcoming/released Production Lifecycle Change Orders with;
  • Manufacturing Engineering team to provide Engineering created documentation.
  • Operations (Production) Supply Chain team.
  • Advise Production Material Planning regarding changes and dispositions affecting open production Work Orders.
  • Advise the Production Purchasing team regarding changes and dispositions affecting open production purchase orders.
  • Advise the Production Warehouse team of incoming changes affecting on-hand inventory
  • Incoming/transferrable inventory remaining from Engineering’s R&D purchase.


  • 10-15 years experience in purchasing and materials management, minimum bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, higher degree preferred
  • Materials Planning, Purchasing and Fulfillment skills required
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with both local sourcing and global supply base.
  • Confident in working in a high-pace dynamic environment, handling multiple projects simultaneously, and ensuring task completion and deadlines are met
  • Ability to multitask and effectively communicate progress and risks timely
  • A quick learner and team player, with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • ·Excellent verbal and written communication skills
About the Company:
Velo, Velo3D, Sapphire and Intelligent Fusion are registered trademarks of Velo3D, Inc. Without Compromise, Flow and Assure are trademarks of Velo3D, Inc.
Our team enjoys excellent benefits including healthcare coverage and 401(K) employer contributions. We believe in transparency and recognizing exceptional efforts through our monthly all-hands meetings and team member appreciation awards.
Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base salary for this full-time position is between $150,000 and $165,000. This salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for this position in the U.S. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience, job-related skills, related education, work location, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In addition to a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package, this position may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and equity program, as applicable.
Velo3D provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to, and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on, race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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