San Diego, CA

Supply Chain Manager

Brain Corp is a San Diego, California, USA-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Our purpose is to create autonomous technology that helps the real world work better. Brain's robotic and AI solutions help retailers ensure that the right product is on the right shelf at the right price, in a clean environment. Through the BrainOS® Robotics Platform, which powers the largest global fleet of the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in operation in commercial public spaces, Brain Corp delivers insightful and efficient automated solutions in both commercial floor cleaning and inventory management, empowering organizations and their employees to achieve more. Brain Corp currently powers more than 30,000 AMRs, representing the largest fleet of its kind in the world. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund, Clearbridge, and Qualcomm Ventures.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Supply Chain and Engineering Operations team, the Supply Chain Manager is responsible for collaborating with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, contract manufacturers, and internal project managers to create aggregate directed-buy supply and demand forecasts, optimize system inventory and ensure on-time order fulfillment.  Additional responsibilities include developing strategies and negotiating contracts across a third-party value chain, leading strategic continuous improvement activities, establishing and tracking supply chain performance metrics, and managing the procurement, logistics and supplier quality team. The ideal candidate will manage both the operational and personnel aspects of the supply chain, ensuring efficient processes and a collaborative team environment. 

Essential Job Functions:

Team Leadership 

  • Provide leadership and direct supervision of the supply chain team, including procurement, order fulfillment, replenishment planning, logistics and supplier quality functions, driving accountability at all levels
  • Mentor, coach and develop a collaborative and high-performing team environment, ensuring effective communication and coordination across all functions
  • Promote use of value stream mapping, continuous improvement techniques and skill set development
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, product development, sales, and customer support, to align operational objectives with overall company goals

Replenishment and Order Fulfillment

  • Negotiate contracts, product costs, and delivery schedules with vendors and manufacturing partners
  • Develop and implement an effective & proactive forecast, planning and open order review process
  • Evaluate replenishment orders, open orders and adjust re-order levels to ensure timely fulfillment and appropriate safety stock; quickly adapt strategies to respond to changing market conditions and customer demands
  • Interface with internal teams, specifically Customer Operations, Product Management, and Sales, on order management responsibilities
  • Track the forecast and actual order and production rates of OEM and contract manufacturing partners

Inventory Management 

  • Implement the inventory plan that aligns with customer demand and supply chain capability
  • Track and reconcile consignment inventory to ensure accurate monthly invoicing
  • Perform inventory transactions and tracking for internal component movement and engineering requests
  • Conduct inventory cycle counts within the ERP system,analyze collected data and research, reconcile, and report on any variances
  • Prepare variance reporting and reconcile discrepancies to maintain inventory accuracy and integrity


  • Ensure pre-shipment checklists are completed by responsible parties for machine readiness
  • Arrange logistics for domestic and international shipments following established procedures.  Source and establish new logistics solutions as needed.
  • Track in-transit and inbound premium freight expense, ensuring management within proper guidelines
  • Identify and implement solutions to address evolving business needs and improve shipment efficiency

Data / Metrics 

  • Establish and provide reporting of key supply chain metrics, such as on time delivery, inventory days on hand, cycle count accuracy, supply and demand forecasts versus actuals
  • Utilize advanced data analysis skills to create and develop actionable insights

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • A minimum of 7 years of related business experience, with 5 years in a supervisory position
  • Experience in manufacturing operations with a strong technical background 
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis as it relates to inventory control, RMAs, and warranty
  • Experience in developing and managing partner relationships (OEM, contract manufacturer, supplier, customer)
  • First-hand experience negotiating contracts, product costs, and delivery schedules with vendors and manufacturing partners
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with a proven ability to inspire, develop, and lead teams to achieve outstanding results
  • Demonstrated experience using a customer-centric approach and driving key performance improvements

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics: 

  • Demonstrated expertise in supply chain management strategies and concepts
  • Demonstrated expertise in complex ERP systems providing experience from logic to application
  • Proficient in data analysis and forecasting tools, with the ability to develop actionable insights from data
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage complex projects and develop improvement plans
  • Excellent  problem solving skills, with the ability to identify root causes and make effective decisions that achieve corrective results
  • In-depth knowledge of operational processes, quality control, and project management
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization and external partners
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, with a focus on achieving and maintaining high standards of performance 
  • Proficient In Google Workspace and/or MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Things that make a difference:

Experience in the electronics industry

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; talk and hear at normal room levels; using hands to finger, grasp, and feel; repetitive motion; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; lift, push, carry, or pull up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employees are exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

Salary Range:

The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in San Diego, California is $105,000 to $155,000. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Brain Corp is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

In addition to base pay, our competitive total rewards package consists of:

  • A discretionary annual target bonus
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) plan with match (no waiting period and immediate vesting)
  • Comprehensive suite of insurance benefits for employees (and their families) to include a variety of medical plan options (including an HSA with employer contribution), dental, vision, life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Legal/Identity support plans, pet insurance.
  • Access to Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Generous paid time off including flexible vacation, Paid Sick Leave, time off for volunteering in the community, 10 paid company holidays, and a winter company shutdown

Additional Perks include:

  • Daily on-site lunch available in the San Diego office 
  • Opportunities to connect with colleagues including monthly game nights, hikes, wellness challenges, and community events 
  • Internal continuous learning events 
  • Opportunities to share your own interests and hobbies with the Company

Join our amazing team!