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5.2. Director of Strategic Sourcing

Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2023
About Phoenix Tailings:
Phoenix Tailings is a rapidly growing clean mining and metals production startup dedicated to sustainable and economic critical metals production. Our mission is to be the world's first fully clean mining and metals production company, producing the resources needed for the next generation of our economy.
Why Phoenix Tailings:
At Phoenix, we believe that nothing great is ever accomplished alone or without the passion of people who push and motivate one another. If you are someone who shares our relentless pursuit of a better future, passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, then this is the place for you.
Our Values:
You are only crazy if you are wrong, it’s ok to be wrong
Lead with Compassion
Be Resourceful

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement:
  • Lead the strategic sourcing and procurement of materials, equipment, and services necessary for our metals production and recovery operations.
  • Develop, implement, and manage sourcing strategies to ensure a reliable, ethical, and sustainable supply chain.
  • Vendor and Supplier Relationship Management:
  • Establish, develop, and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors, ensuring alignment with our quality, sustainability, and ethical standards.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and conditions with suppliers to secure advantageous agreements.
  • Operational Leadership:
  • Oversee day-to-day supply chain operations including procurement, logistics, inventory management, and vendor management.
  • Ensure operational processes are streamlined, compliant, and support the continuous flow of materials needed for production.
  • Performance Monitoring and Optimization:
  • Develop and implement supply chain KPIs to monitor performance, identify areas for improvement, and ensure supply chain objectives are met.
  • Utilize data analytics tools to optimize sourcing strategies, reduce costs, and improve supplier performance.
  • Inventory Management:
  • Develop and implement inventory control strategies to optimize stock levels and reduce holding costs.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient inventory tracking and reporting, utilizing SAP and NetSuite systems.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with production, engineering, and quality teams to ensure materials and equipment meet technical specifications and are delivered on time.
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to drive continuous improvements across the supply chain.
  • Team Leadership and Development:
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing supply chain team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning.
  • Establish clear objectives, evaluate performance, and provide constructive feedback to team members.
  • Industry Engagement and Compliance:
  • Stay abreast of the latest sourcing strategies, supply chain management trends, technologies, and compliance requirements in the metals recovery industry.
  • Ensure supply chain practices adhere to legal guidelines, environmental regulations, and industry standards.


  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in supply chain management with a demonstrated focus on strategic sourcing and procurement, preferably in the metals recovery or related industries.
  • Certifications: Certifications such as CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) are preferred.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong analytical skills with proficiency in supply chain software and data analytics tools.
  • Leadership Skills: Proven leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and develop a high-performing supply chain team.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across various organizational levels.

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, and celebrations.
  • Learning: Learning and development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
  • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining.
Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).