Market Intelligence Manager (Strategic Sourcing, Critical Minerals and Processing)
Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?
The Market Intelligence Manager will be part of the growing Strategic Supply organization responsible for shaping the company’s key strategic priorities with a primary focus on Form’s upstream value chain. You will initially focus on identification, analysis, and development of sources, processes, and partners of critical materials, such as iron and other minerals and commodities, that can ensure long-term supply availability and cost competitiveness.
The successful candidate will enable Form’s growth by executing detailed cost, market, and risk analyses; identifying trends, opportunities, and development partners; and translating experimental results and shrewd insight into target specifications and priority actions based on a deep understanding of Form’s technical and commercial needs. You will be the internal expert on strategic minerals and commodities sourcing opportunities, while developing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners alike. This role will work closely with Form’s engineering and advanced manufacturing teams to align specifications and evaluate use, with supply chain and finance teams to analyze costs and capital requirements, and with external parties to execute development work and feasibility demonstrations.
What you'll do:
Develop and maintain broad market, cost, and pricing knowledge of critical upstream minerals, materials, and commodities that can be leveraged to identify opportunities for innovation and growth, including market segmentation and value chain mapping, commercial and technical industry trends, and competitive landscaping
Identify and evaluate materials, partners, and offtake opportunities in existing and adjacent industries, construct should-cost analyses, scope and negotiate testing, development, and/or pilot demonstration activities with external parties, and collaborate on evaluation with internal teams
Alongside Form engineering and advanced manufacturing teams, define material/component specifications and inform process development by identifying priority upstream opportunities and technical requirements
Analyze materials/component costs, impact on Form products, and manufacturing investments by modeling capital requirements, lead times, production processes and capacities
Establish and recommend clear strategies and roadmaps for production and supply of critical minerals and commodities that align with Form’s business needs, considering scale, performance, costs, investment requirements, and timing
Regularly report on progress, opportunities, and key risks, while serving as an analytical and collaborative resource to cross-functional stakeholders
What you'll bring:
3+ years professional experience in engineering, strategic sourcing, technical consulting, or related field with focus on materials processing, manufacturing, or development - industry experience in mining, metals, industrial chemicals, or batteries a plus
Bachelor’s degree in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, or equivalent materials, chemicals, or manufacturing industry experience
Experience developing cost structures, should-cost analyses for components or processes, and/or analyzing commodities or minerals markets and pricing
Track record of working with suppliers and/or third party technology providers, delivering results and driving projects to completion
Quantitative, analytical, data-driven decision maker with a high attention to detail
Motivated by difficult problems, excited to collaborate across organizations, and seeking individual responsibility
Ability to multitask, prioritize efforts, and very effectively communicate progress and strategic roadmaps
Must be able to work in the US and travel globally (up to 25%)
Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.
When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.
To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.