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Global Supply Manager

Bumblebee Spaces

Bumblebee Spaces

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

What we do

Bumblebee makes space for what matters. Using precision robotics and software, we transform unused space by moving furniture and storage into the ceiling. Take a look at our website to see it first-hand.

We are a team from diverse backgrounds with a shared vision for making housing affordable, desirable and sustainable. Bumblebee makes space in homes, cities and the planet for more flora and fauna.

Bumblebee is a Series A company backed by some of the best VCs in the business. We are currently scaling all our teams while preparing to bring our product to the world at an ambitious scale. We operate with an open culture with no bureaucracy and pointless meetings. In our work, we build to think and remain deeply centered on first principles and user empathy. We’re searching for driven, talented, and engaged team-members. Please reach out if this speaks to you!

The Role

The Global Supply Manager will be responsible for expanding, optimizing and managing our complex supply chain, which features natural materials like textiles, woods, machined metals, molded parts and complex assemblies. They will leverage their negotiaton skills to get the best terms for the company, and ideally should have a good understanding of what negotiation strategies are optimized for startups. This role will be highly visible and is a critical role for the company.


  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain development, sourcing management, or strong mechanical engineering background in product development

  • Top-notch analytical/negotiation skills

  • Ability to toggle between strategic and detail orientated thinking

  • Excellent planning, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communicators, capable of working in multinational environments, driven and motivated by accomplishing extraordinary objectives

  • Highly organized even in complex, chaotic environments

  • Hands-on experience in any of the following: mechanical engineering, mechanical development, manufacturing practices/techniques involving CNC Machined parts, sheet metal, enclosures, casings, jigs, tooling, fixtures, injection molding, vacuum forming, plastic parts, ceramics, etc.

  • MBA preferred but not required