Manufacturing & Logistics Manager

Manufacturing and Logistics

Baraja is changing in the world of self-driving cars, through the invention of a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan which delivers the highest performance available.   Expanding globally, backed by some of the worlds greatest investors, this is Australia’s next $B tech company.

As the Manufacturing & Logistics Manager you will be responsible for operating the manufacturing and logistics function in Baraja to deliver a consistent production experience with high quality and automation, while enabling enough flexibility to bring product improvements to customers. 

This is a greenfield opportunity to join an outstanding team that has built and deployed a world-class product in a very exciting vertical market of autonomous vehicles.   Baraja is based out of Sydney, Australia and operates globally with offices in the US and China. This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Sydney office.


Core responsibilities of the role:

  • Manage operational activities from pilot manufacturing, supply chain, quality and NPI. 

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers.

  • Review engineering changes to ensure product and processes are appropriate and delivering value to the business.

  • Ensure proper quality control standards are being met, and help with compliance to standards and processes such as ISO9001 and Lean Manufacturing Principles 

  • Drive process improvements on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by appropriate data analysis.

  • Oversee and hold responsibility for manufacturing and pilot production budgets

  • Oversee quality alerts & involvement in development plan to resolve issues

  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities.

  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and stock movements together with the Supply Chain team.

  • Ensure metrics, reports, and process documentation is available and meaningful


What we need from you!

  • Current permit to work full time in Australia on an ongoing basis

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership position within logistics/supply chain/NPI or manufacturing organization.

  • Experience with creation and implementation of best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes, productivity and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.

  • Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information

  • High level of organisational skill, time management and attention to detail

  • Experience working with Lean Manufacturing principles and maintaining ISO standards 

  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Bill of Material (BOM) and customer data systems


Desirable

  • Sound financial management skills with previous experience in successfully planning and managing budgets

  • Prior experience setting up new or pilot production lines for electronic or optoelectronic assemblies

  • Prior experience in manufacturing/NPI at an automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier

  • Prior experience working with sensor technologies for autonomous vehicles or ADAS.

  • Prior experience with production lines involving cleanroom or micro-assemblies


Our culture is honest and humble, enabling exceptional people to perform, supported and encouraged to be amazing. We’re mature and experienced, we understand the importance of balance and performance. We strive to enable ourselves to be not only the best at work but in life. We provide salary and equity package, health and wellness, four weeks of holiday plus sick leave and support for family emergencies.

Self-driving is hard, your choice of LiDAR shouldn’t be. Baraja has invented a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ which delivers the highest performance available to address the challenge of self driving cars.

Baraja is a rapidly growing start-up, with a revolutionary LiDAR for self-driving vehicles. Our HQ is based in Sydney, Australia, with offices in China and the USA.

We are quickly expanding worldwide, hiring through Europe and Asia, closely collaborating with car manufacturers to iterate and refine our vision of what LiDAR needs to be.

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