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VP Material Strategy & Operations



Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

We are seeking a Head of Global Material Operations who will join our leadership team and drive both the execution and strategy of the materials we provide to our customers. Materials (development and production) are a core business pillar for Formlabs. It drives significant revenue, margin, and new customer applications to continue the growth of our business. This leader will be the single head of our Global Materials Operations and is expected to integrate all aspects of this business into a common thread of priorities, investments, and capabilities.

This person will be responsible for leading our existing material production operations around the world including our fully owned/operated facilities as well as 3rd party manufacturing facilities producing products on our behalf. Currently, we have operations in the US, EMEA, and Asia and are expanding quickly.

In addition to managing our existing production facilities, we are looking for someone who can expand our material manufacturing capabilities by identifying opportunities, building a business case for expansion, and driving the development of these new capabilities. These new capabilities should include further vertical integration as well as new manufacturing processes to develop more competitive materials for our customers. New factories, M&A activity, and new production methods should be evaluated and built into a multi-year strategy.

The Job:

  • Run all current material production operations
  • Drive optimization in MVA, sourcing, and supply chain
  • Expand in-house capabilities
  • Expand global footprint
  • Build new capabilities to support a roadmap of market-leading capabilities.
  • Collaborate closely with the Materials R&D team to support the production of new materials


  • Possess deep material manufacturing knowledge
  • Have a background in chemistry
  • Have experience driving operational excellence in a manufacturing environment, showing clear examples of driving cost down and quality up
  • Have run a global, multi-site manufacturing network
  • Can build strong vendor relationships and negotiate contract terms
  • Have developed new manufacturing methods/procedures
  • Have developed and executed a multi-year strategy to evolve material or manufacturing capabilities

Bonus Points:

  • If your material manufacturing experience is with powders and/or resin polymers
  • If you possess familiarity with the 3D printing market

Our Perks & Benefits:

  • Robust equity program to build future wealth through RSUs
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Low-cost fund options in our 401K and access to advisors
  • Generous paid Parental Leave (up to 16 weeks)
  • Tenure-based paid Sabbatical Leave (up to 6 weeks)
  • Flexible Out-of-Office Plan – Take time when you need it
  • Ample free on-site parking & pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Healthy on-site lunches, snacks, beverages, & treats
  • Regular sponsored professional development opportunities
  • Many opt-in culture events across our diverse community
  • And of course… unlimited 3D prints

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.