Supply Chain Manager
Quell is on a mission to make fitness gaming incredible. Our launch title lets you get fit fighting, running, leaping and dodging your way through an unforgettable fantasy world. We’ve built a game-changing wearable device which adds resistance, powerful haptics and motion tracking to the player’s actions without the need for a VR set-up.
The market is massive; our pre-launch marketing has already generated $1.5m in preorder revenue. We’ve secured over $15m in funding from top-tier VCs and angels, including Khosla Ventures and the founders of Twitch.
Work with the COO and Logistics Manager to ensure the successful launch of our first ever product, the Quell Impact wearable, in 2023.
Set our supply chain up for success and for exponential post-launch growth.
Build new processes and, eventually, business functions to improve the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our supply chain.
Manage our Procurement & Supply Chain function.
Ensure we always have all the materials we need, at the best possible cost, in time.
Project manage our manufacturing agency in China through the final stages of our current manufacturing process ahead of launch, including our QA efforts.
Work with all existing and new suppliers to ensure outstanding relationships, competitive pricing and high product quality. Source and manage new factories when required.
Run recurring, in-depth analysis to understand opportunities for cost reduction. Propose and implement solutions on how to achieve them.
Lead the Supply Planning process of the business.
Define the capacity road map: short, medium and long term capacity planning.
Work with the COO to define the shape and structure of our Supply Chain and Manufacturing teams. Hire the best possible people.
Work with the VP of Marketing to ensure procurement efforts are in line with sales forecasts.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR.
4+ years of experience in Supply Chain management or Procurement manager in hardware products.
Experience working with suppliers in China.
Excellent analytical skills, and high proficiency in forecasting and production/supply planning in Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication, particularly for supplier negotiations.
Demonstrable experience of operating at strategic level and/or in a leadership position.
Data-driven decision-maker, quickly able to analyse problems and find solutions.
Keen to join a young, dynamic start-up and actively participate in our culture.
Experience in NPI, specifically for consumer devices and/or gaming consoles.
Experience in project management within operational or product teams.
Experience supplying materials for sports wearables, e.g. Garmin, or hardware devices with textile components.
Experience working in early stage start-ups.
Options – we want everyone at Quell to take ownership of building our business together so we are pleased to offer all employees a stake in the business to share in our future success.
Flexibility – Hybrid employees have the flexibility to work from home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – we all get together in the office on Mondays and Fridays to plan, collaborate and socialise together.
Work from Anywhere – the opportunity to work for up to 10 days per year outside of your country of employment.
Parental leave – equal, enhanced parental leave of 6 weeks full pay for all new parents, plus further maternity, adoption and shared parental leave in line with statutory requirements.
Pension scheme – Quell will contribute 3% alongside an employee contribution of 5% of your qualifying earnings.
Holiday allowance – we offer 25 days annual leave + standard UK bank holidays. We also give all employees the days off in between Christmas and New Year (an extra 3 days of holiday!) and the opportunity to use up to 5 bank holidays on days that are most meaningful for you.
£300 per year Wellbeing Budget to spend via our wellbeing platform, Heka.
£300 per year Personal Learning and Development Budget to spend on the resources that work for you, in consultation with your Line Manager.
Access for you and your dependants to our Employee Assistance Programme and Private Telemedicine service 365 days a year, providing you with support for your mental and physical health, as well as financial and legal matters.
Cycle to Work scheme – a tax efficient way to purchase a new bike, with most people saving at least 33%.
PureGym discount – we have a PureGym on site at our offices in Oval, with a 5-10% discount on membership.
Game and book library – we want everyone at Quell to have the resources to learn – whatever book you want to read or game you want to try, let us know.
Regular team socials – bringing everyone together (both virtually and in-person) to celebrate our successes.
Little extras – we want everyone to be comfortable and at their best at work, so we provide complimentary coffee/tea, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.
HOW TO GET STARTED.
Please email Lorenzo Spreafico(email@example.com) with your CV and a (brief) cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!
In line with the Equality Act 2010, should you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process please let us know via email and we will get back to you to discuss your requirements.