Supply Chain Lead


  • Full Time

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At Arrival, our team is creating best-in-class electric vehicles using a radical new method of design and production. We work with some of the world’s leading businesses and governments to achieve our goal of redefining mobility and transport ecosystems, transforming how people and goods travel and enhancing urban environments for all communities.
Innovation, rapid development and testing help us to push the boundaries. Our New Method takes our portfolio of patented technologies created in-house, and combines it with assembly in Arrival Microfactories. It’s a groundbreaking approach, leading to products with maximum functionality, peak efficiency, and an elevated experience – at a much more competitive price than other electric vehicles, and even fossil fuel vehicles.
We’re recognised by LinkedIn as the top UK startup of 2020, and recently announced plans to list on the Nasdaq with an expected valuation of $5.4bn.
Our first products are commercial electric vehicles, bringing affordable, zero-emission mobility to a segment responsible for a significant proportion of all vehicle CO2 emissions, particularly within the urban environment.
These vehicles will remove the need for customers to choose between the cost of owning an EV and being carbon neutral. Through our radical approach to vehicle design, engineering and production, the costs of purchasing and owning an Arrival vehicle will beat those of current, carbon-intense internal combustion engine competitors.
To help deliver this outcome, Arrival customers need market leading reliability and operational “up time”. Servicing and repairs must be kept to a minimum by design but, when required, need to be completed swiftly at the point of failure, with parts and personnel in place to do so.
To help deliver this, Arrival Solutions Ltd are looking for a Supply Chain Manager able to implement and manage complex Aftermarket Parts supply chain operations on a global scale.
Automotive experience is not essential but experience of implementing a global logistics solution (either in house or with 3PL/4PL partners) and an appreciation of the challenges in Aftermarket supply chains would be beneficial, particularly those that might be experienced in a new company like Arrival. A clear focus on customer experience is also vital.
As Arrival is primarily a technology company and increased automation in our processes is central to our ambitions, experience with machine learning and AI in supply chain planning and management would be an advantage. Strong IT skills are important and experience of dashboard design and/or creation would be useful.
You will be responsible for managing the Spare Parts logistics operation that delivers on Arrival’s commitment to its customers, beginning with the implementation of that operation.

You will also lead and be responsible for:

    • 3PL/4PL relationship management and optimisation
    • Operational expansion
    • Inventory management, including: Forecasting; Global Planning; Optimisation
    • Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy Operations
    • International Trade Compliance (inc. HazMat transport)
The supply base is shared with manufacturing so you will need to network and influence cross functionally to manage supplier performance, ensuring Aftermarket customer needs are given a voice in the wider business.
Arrival has a unique culture of collaboration to achieve our higher goals. Our workspaces, amenities and colleague community, along with the opportunity to create and deliver genuinely new products and processes, all drive this culture. You will have the opportunity to build a team to support the increasing breadth and complexity of our operations and will need to foster this culture within your team, developing them and yourself to achieve our goals as Arrival grows.
The ideal candidate would be able to drive our Aftermarket logistics strategy and be comfortable with providing detailed analysis to support day to day activities. If you think this sounds like you, we would love to receive your application.
At Arrival we want all of our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Join our mission to bring better, more sustainable transportation to communities around the world.