VP, Product Strategy - Supply Chain




Orbital Insight’s mission is to understand what we are doing on and to the Earth and to make that information available to decision makers around the world. We do that by building a SAAS platform that takes in dozens of geospatial data sources, including satellite and drone imagery, anonymous cell phone pings, ship location data, connected car and truck data, and other sources, and then applying state-of-the art AI and Data Science algorithms at scale to quantitatively measure social and economic events and trends.

The data we produce has the potential to redefine Supply Chain Management and Optimization. Applications range from anticipating supply shocks by observing suppliers back as far as the production of raw materials, traceability of sourcing back to raw materials to ensure sustainability, competitive analysis of where competitors are sourcing, who they are selling to, and how active their facilities are in real time, and precise near-real time demand analysis by observing customers’ behavior and macro economic trends.
In order to accelerate the realization of this impact we are looking for a VP Supply Chain Product Strategy. The successful applicant will lead our thinking about how Orbital Insight’s platform and datasets transform Supply Chain. This position will be responsible for Product Strategy, Go To Market, and, ultimately, our success in this critical application vertical for Geospatial Analytics.

This position can be in Washington DC, NYC or Palo Alto CA offices.

Who you are

  • You obsess irrationally about Supply Chain strategy, design, execution, and optimization. 
  • You own the knowledge of at least some Supply Chain verticals, the detailed workings of sourcing, inventory management, operations planning, and forecasting.
  • You care deeply about advancing the state of the art by introducing disruptive new technology.
  • You focus on your customers and often know more about their Supply Chain, and its issues, than they themselves do.
  • You communicate effectively with external customers and with internal product and business teams, ensuring alignment and delivery.
  • You invest in personal growth and innovation, fostering the acquisition and retention of technical and business knowledge.
  • What you will do

  • Lead Orbital Insight’s product thinking about Supply Chain and how our platform and datasets can radically improve efficiency.
  • Act as a player-coach, both working directly with customers and training the larger Orbital Insight team to deliver value to Supply Chain customers.
  • Balance customer needs with the art of the possible with available geospatial sensor data and analytics.
  • Partner closely with product management and business teams to understand and clarify requirements for new products and features.
  • Ensure the delivery of measurable ROI to customers that vastly exceeds what they pay us.
  • Collaborate closely with the executive leads for Product and Sales to align our Supply Chain work with our overall product and sales strategy.
  • Build and maintain a “customer first” culture that focuses on the delivery of real ROI to satisfied customers.
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher 
  • 15+ years of experience working in Supply Chain Management, ideally with experience both on the “inside” running a supply chain and “outside” as a consultant working to improve operations for your customers
  • Proven track record of developing resolutions to critical issues in supply chain management for its optimization. 
  • Strong influencing skills to get customers to adapt new disruptive technologies to solve their supply chain challenges. 
  • Have developed not only solid knowledge of supply chain verticals, but also well-rounded business management skills. 
  • Strongly Preferred: Experience of managing seven figure customer accounts successfully in an enterprise software or consulting practice
  • Preferred: Experience bringing disruptive technologies, ideally OR or AI-based technologies, to Supply Chain Management
  • Additional Information

    Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

    We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In­-Q­- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.
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