Director of Supply Chain

Corporate Huntsville, Alabama San Luis Obispo, California


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WORK LOCATION: Huntsville, AL or San Luis Obispo, CA

SALARY RANGE: $140,000 - $180,000




We are seeking a highly experienced and strategic-minded Director of Supply Chain to join our international Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) / Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) aerospace manufacturing company at Edge Autonomy. As the Director of Supply Chain, you will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing the end-to-end supply chain operations, ensuring efficient procurement, production planning, logistics, and supplier management. Your strong leadership, analytical skills, and ability to drive operational excellence will be instrumental in meeting customer demands, reducing costs, and driving overall supply chain performance.



The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties.  

  • Manage Edge’s global supply chain strategy in alignment with the company's overall business objectives. 
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, materials management, production planning, inventory control, logistics, and supplier relationship management. 
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, negotiating favorable terms, managing contracts, and driving continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, and finance, to ensure alignment and synchronization of supply chain activities. 
  • Lead the development and execution of demand forecasting, inventory management, and production planning processes to meet customer demands while minimizing lead times and optimizing inventory levels. 
  • Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure and monitor supply chain performance, including supplier performance, on-time delivery, inventory turns, and cost efficiency. 
  • Identify and implement process improvements, automation, and digitalization initiatives to enhance supply chain visibility, efficiency, and agility. 
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices in supply chain management. 
  • Monitor market trends, technological advancements, and industry disruptions to identify potential risks and opportunities in the supply chain. 
  • Assess and manage supply chain risks, develop contingency plans, and implement business continuity strategies. 
  • Collaborate with the finance team to develop and manage the supply chain budget, monitor costs, and drive cost reduction initiatives. 
  • Drive sustainability and social responsibility initiatives within the supply chain, including ethical sourcing and environmental stewardship. 
  • Lead and develop a high-performing global supply chain team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. 
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including executive management, operations, sales, and engineering teams. 
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in supply chain management. 



The following are a non-exhaustive list of qualifications for the position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field. MBA or advanced degree is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience as a Director of Supply Chain or a similar leadership role in the aerospace or aviation industry, preferably with exposure to UAS/UAV products.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management principles, practices, and technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of procurement, materials management, production planning, logistics, and inventory management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute global supply chain strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience with DCMA and DoD supply chain regulations.
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills, with experience in managing complex supplier relationships and driving cost savings.
  • Experience in implementing supply chain digitalization initiatives, such as advanced analytics, automation, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Proficiency in supply chain analytics and the use of data-driven insights to drive decision-making and process improvements.
  • Familiarity with international trade regulations, customs procedures, and logistics management for global operations.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing supply chain team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on driving operational efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Solid organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to continually learn and grow, enhancing your knowledge of your area and current trends both in the industry and as a leader.



  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles is desirable.



  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan


Hiring Requirements

If an offer of employment offer is extended, applicant must have the ability to pass a background check and the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results.


Clearance Requirements

This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status.


Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Edge Autonomy is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected]

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.