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Supply Chain Manager

Volta Labs

Volta Labs

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.
You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.
The Supply Chain Manager is a pivotal role responsible for executing purchasing, planning, inventory control, and supplier management. This position ensures efficient inventory management, timely procurement, and effective scheduling. This role requires collaboration across manufacturing, sales, engineering, and application development. This role is first of its kind at Volta Labs and as such will require hands-on engagement as an individual contributor at first. In time, as the organization scales, the right individual in this role will be responsible for scaling their function appropriately to meet the goals of the company. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, enjoy rolling up your sleeves, and possess expertise in these functional disciplines, we invite you to join our team.


  • Source and procure materials, components, and services required for production, engineering, and R&D.
  • Collaborate with vendors to negotiate pricing, terms, and delivery schedules.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and monitor supplier performance.


  • Ensure timely delivery of materials, components, and sub-assemblies to meet production schedule.
  • Optimize production flow by coordinating material availability and enabling frictionless flow of material in support of manufacturing.
  • Develop production schedules based on demand forecasts and capacity constraints.

Strategic Sourcing:

  • Engage, onboard, and develop contract manufacturing capabilities to help scale production.
  • Develop alternate sources to improve cost, quality, and delivery of critical materials, components, and products.

Material Planning Optimization:

  • Utilize ERP systems to plan and procure material needs, track inventory levels, and prevent shortages.
  • Analyze demand patterns and adjust procurement plans accordingly.

Inventory Management and Logistics:

  • Develop and own shipping/receiving functions in support of scaling operations. Monitor inventory levels, minimize excess stock, and prevent stockouts.
  • Implement inventory control strategies to optimize working capital.
  • Conduct regular cycle counts and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Develop logistics partnerships, negotiating freight and 3PL opportunities, and shipping activities in support of customers.

Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with suppliers, ensuring reliable and consistent deliveries.
  • Evaluate supplier performance, address issues, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with suppliers on cost reduction initiatives.


  • 4 year BS/BA degree with 7+ years of relevant supply chain experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant supply chain experience with supporting manufacturing operations of complex engineered capital equipment (e.g. medical, robotics, semiconductor, high tech industrials).
  • Proficiency in ERP systems and advanced planning tools.
  • Prior experience with ERP implementations and/or NetSuite experience is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities.
  • Experience in discrete manufacturing of electromechanical systems is a plus
This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.
Our Benefits and Perks:
Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA with monthly company contribution, & FSA
Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings!
We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion 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, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!