Manager Sourcing & Supply Chain

  • Product Development
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Manager Sourcing & Supply Chain

Job description


The climate era is among us and the health of our planet is in our hands. This is the defining moment of our time. How we live, work, eat and move has to change if we’re to solve climate change.

One of the solutions to solving this problem is in the air we breathe.

Skytree harnesses carbon through the power of decentralized direct air capture technology. We believe by creating modular solutions to capture carbon at customer sites we can accelerate the health of our planet and society. That is why we created one of the worlds smallest and simplest carbon capture processes to transform how food is grown, improve the way we drive electric as well as provide clean air across the buildings we work in.

Born out of the European Space Agency (ESA), during the development of a CO2 scrubber, space scientists evaluated over 50 sorbents. Skytree founder, Max Beaumont, was a system engineer on this team and spun out the technology through the ESA incubator program 'ESA-BIC'. With a decade of research & development, the company has since registered 14 patents across US, Europe and China.

Today our decentralized direct air capture technology reduces emissions from supply chains, closes the carbon loop, saves energy and provides a viable pathway to a smarter carbon future. That is why we are on a mission to change people’s relationship with carbon, fast tracking the health of society and our planet.

Job Description

Outsourcing and Procurement Manager will be responsible for initiating and developing professional and high-quality supply chain and outsourced manufacturing for new Skytree products.

  • Managing the search, negotiations with new suppliers of components and manufacturing services in USA and Europe

  • Monitoring the quality of work performed by external vendors to ensure that it meets company standards

  • Communicating with stake holders to help them understand outsourcing status as well as quality and financial KPIs related to outsourcing of the supply chain and manufacturing

  • Negotiating contracts with vendors to ensure best payment terms and conditions

  • Providing information about new technologies and industry trends to help improve efficiency and productivity

  • Conducting performance evaluations of external vendors to ensure they are meeting quality standards standards

  • Purchasing and managing parts local stock that will be used for small scale development and pilot production at local Skytree laboratory


  • Recruiting and managing components and services suppliers as well as outsourced production partners

  • Setting goals, monitoring and working with suppliers on reaching the cost and quality KPIs

  • Planning for risk handling, building relevant components safety stocks and monitoring current delivery times for components to avoid product delivery delays

  • Auditing suppliers

  • Buying components for the short series pilot production that will be performed in Skytree before moving it to outsourced production partner

  • Travelling up to 25%


Your profile and experience

    • A Bachelor or Masters degree in  a relevant field or a minimum of six years of professional experience in procurement

    • You’re skilled in English, both verbally and in writing

    • You have an open-mind and enjoy working as part of a diverse, multi-cultural team

At Skytree we offer you a unique opportunity to work with a highly diverse team of innovative engineers, scientists and business professionals that are enthusiastic about new technology in the heart of Amsterdam.