Supply Chain Analyst - Optimization, Development and Design at Markforged

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Markforged is reinventing manufacturing with the most affordable 3D metal and carbon fiber printers capable of producing parts strong enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production and optimizing their manufacturing and supply chains. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has about 300 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged’s vision is a world in which you build anything you imagine. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list and listed as the fastest-growing 3D printing company in the US in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com.
This role will coordinate the timely gathering of accurate information, develop and optimize a supply chain framework, review the output, and work with teams to determine the achievable supply chain value based on the recommended changes. Responsible for identifying opportunities to improve productivity, quality, and cost via data and process analysis, and technology adoption. Participate in the design and implementation of new supply chain protocols across Markforged’s network of contract manufacturers and fulfillment centers. Serve as a change agent to align internal and external partners to drive transformative initiatives. Identify and recommend value added new processes, quantifies value, and recommends adoption plans.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities And Key Accountabilities

  • Identifies, gathers, and synthesizes raw operational and supply chain data for analysis. Determines data and process anomalies and recommends action plans for resolution.
  • Presents actionable insights to drive data clean up, process improvement, compliance, improved technology utilization, or new technology adoption.
  • Supports training and problem resolution for internal and external stakeholders to drive successful design, implementation, and sustainability of supply chain solutions.
  • Assists in the development of decision support tools and financial models to analyze the cost/benefit tradeoffs.
  • Collaborates with SC and other cross-functional teams, management, senior leaders, and consultants to drive successful design, implementation, and sustainability of supply chain solutions.
  • Documents business requirements, functional and system design, processes, and procedures.
  • Performs data management through a combination of data mining, data modeling, data analysis, and/or problem analysis.
  • Lead Supply Chain optimization projects Recommend opportunities for supply chain service level improvements 
  • Develop implementation plans to achieve agreed upon supply chain functionality and capability? Analyze various "what-if" supply chain scenarios to prepare a cost/benefit analysis of proposed change? 
  • Present findings to senior level management, and gain buy-in to the proposed recommendations? Develop methodology to track Supply Chain performance through network changes? 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key cross functional teams? 
  • Drive step-change improvements in model performance and functionality
  • Root causes and resolves instances of missing/incomplete information and inconsistencies/anomalies 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Track KPIs and report on supply chain's performance
  • Supports consistency and standardization across the organization, especially around data
  • Management, governance and process adherence
  • Inventory and Scrap analysis - Perform statistical analysis on inventory counts, verification of write-offs/ ons. Recommends and implements improvement initiatives.
  • Drives Transaction Integrity and accuracy for inventory movements within ERP.
  • Coordinate Key Period End Efforts for 
  • Period Systems Transaction Reconciliation 
  • Inventory Reconciliation 
  • Cross functional communications

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business or Engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Specialized knowledge:
  • Inventory Management and Reconciliation
  • Process Development, Design & documentation.
  • Functional ERP transactional experience
  • Data structure for supply chain systems
  • Metrics reporting experience
  • Skills:
  • Passion for efficiency 
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Manages multiple projects with a sharp attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organized
  • Google Apps
  • Verbal/Written English Communication is required

Why Markforged?
Help us reinvent manufacturing.
We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.
We are one team that wins together!
You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.
Perks & Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more.
Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks.
You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!
Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Location

480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

What are some social events your company does?

Our office has periodic happy hours and company offsite parties, as well as a weekly all-hands meeting where different teams present and lunch is served.

Daniel

Content Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day for me is a little different. Typically, I'd start the day by checking on the results of some multi-day experiments or pull parts out of experimental furnace runs for our metal system. Later in the day, I'd kick off the next set of experiments, which could be something like a regular print or a special furnace run.

Michelle

Materials R&D Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We're taking risks here with new technology, and we're asking our clients and partners to do a lot of the same, but we have data that shows that it's worth it. And as we move forward, we're going to continue needing the space. Be ready to move fast, learn, and adapt to changes as they come and as we scale.

Lauren

Enterprise Business Development Representative

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

For the last hundred years, machines have been unaware of what they’re creating and would happily waste millions of dollars producing out-of-spec parts. We’re going to fix that by connecting the machines that make parts, and the ones that inspect them, with a powerful AI software.

Greg Mark

Founder and CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I think one of the most challenging things as a print systems engineer is learning all the technical and non-technical aspects of our business. We have to know a lot, kind of like a jack of all trades. We have to have our fingers on the pulse of a lot of different teams so that we have a holistic picture of what's going on.

Dalton

Print Systems Engineer

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Markforged provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave to eligible employees.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Markforged has a take what you need vacation policy.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have plenty of controllers for video games - and ping pong tables in both offices.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, hot and cold coffee, gourmet tea selection, soda, Soylent, yogurt, string cheese, fruit and veggies!
Some Meals Provided
Markforged provides free catered lunch every Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Weekly Friday happy hours and quarterly Work Anniversary Celebrations.
Parking
Free, dedicated employee parking lots.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Markforged offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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