Supply Chain Manager

Sterling, Virginia, United States Full-time

Supply Chain Manager – Full Time, Sterling, VA


As Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for all Sestra hardware components & parts to include purchasing, supplier negotiation, inventory management, hardware testing & default tracking. Working alongside the engineering & operations teams, you will manage vendors, take design handovers, negotiate supplier contracts, drive cost efficiencies & build procedures for hardware components. This role supports product manufacturing & needs someone to create & manage inventory &purchase control measures, to include finished goods & items for consumption.

Builds & Bill of Materials:

  • Create & maintain standard & custom “bill of materials” lists for Sestra’s manufacturing line to include Pour Control Systems, Smart Fobs, & taps.
  • Work with engineering & operations to understand technical roadmaps, parts requirements & work arounds for shortages.


  • Manage purchasing, ensuring goods & services requirements are met
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors
  • Establish & negotiate service & supply contracts
  • Locate & identify vendors, perform interviews & credit checks & ensure stability in the supply chain
  • Ensure testing of received goods, quality metric & tracking & finding new suppliers as needed
  • Follow a Two-Supplier minimum strategy to ensure that Sestra is not tied to a single supplier for any parts or components


  • Establish, maintain & enforce all inventory controls, managing for accuracy, control and reporting
  • Track inventory including raw materials, work in process, finished & purchased goods.
  • Develop & maintain all inventory procedures for the manufacturing/assembly line.
  • Support inventory costing & accounting treatment; Analyze, monitor & report on inventory that is obsolete or slow moving.
  • Manage the supply chain to ensure accurate lead time expectations & timely availability of materials for production & customer delivery.  
  • Establish and maintain a system of reorder points to ensure materials are in stock as needed.

Hardware Quality Assurance:

  • Work with engineering to develop simplified test plans to test hardware parts
  • Conduct test plans and place qualified parts into inventory
  • Report test results, trends, and defect rates and make recommendations
  • Interface with contract manufacturer to resolve defects, enforce contracts, seek monetary compensation or replacements.
  • Ensure testing is completed again all active component “combinations” so that all currently installed and future installs function as desired
  • During the project build process, provision hardware in the PCS and ensure the hardware configuration successfully supports the software load.


  • 3 year+ experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Procurement
  • Possess a technical background & familiarity with electrical & hardware components. Engineering degree preferred.
  • Comfortable sourcing & procuring electrical & hardware equipment
  • Levelheaded demeaner with ability to work under pressure
  • Strong computer skills and attention to detail