Director of Manufacturing

Job description

JUMP Bikes is building the future of urban mobility: shared electric bikes that are the quickest, most enjoyable, and most empowering way to get around a city. Cheaper than most public transit and faster than cars in traffic, JUMP e-bikes are game-changers for local transportation. Founded in 2010, JUMP pioneered dockless bike share and has deployed more than 14,000 bikes in 6 countries. This year JUMP is launching the next generation of bike share in San Francisco, Washington DC, and other top tier US markets. Our goal is to transform cities, making them more sustainable, equitable, and livable through electric mobility.


To make this vision a reality, we need to grow our team. We place tremendous value on our company’s roots and culture: a mix of ingenuity, controlled chaos, hard work, and sense of purpose. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing team that is shaping the future of transportation.


About the Role 
We are currently seeking a Director of Manufacturing to help scale our electric bike share platform from our offices in San Francisco, CA or New York City, NY. JUMP seeks professionals who are passionate about making the world a better place to live, by delivering an amazing customer experience through a refined product made possible by a sophisticated and efficient supply chain. You will help execute our vision of becoming a fast-moving, vertically-integrated transportation company that outcompetes all other modes of transportation to change the way people move around cities globally.




  • Work with our design team and manufacturing partners to refine our product line for increased production volume; 
  • Build and manage an international team to improve product quality, cost, and delivery speed; 
  • Review and implement supply chain processes; 
  • Work closely with our finance team to plan production schedules 
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers; 
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; 
  • establish and monitor production forecasts; 
  • Establish and oversee a process for inventory, RMAs, and returns; 
  • Evaluate and implement technology solutions to improve tracking, ordering, inventory management, and RMAs; 
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as engineering, finance, and legal to identify and qualify new suppliers. 
  • Domestic and international travel to manufacturing partners and remote offices will constitute up to 30% of job time. 



Job Type: Full Time 
Compensation: Commensurate with experience


Please submit your resume and cover letter to

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Experience and Skills 

  • 7+ years manufacturing experience in the consumer electronics or automotive industries, managing entire product lifecycle for hundreds of thousands to millions of units; 
  • A proven team leader, with experience building remote offices and processes at partner companies; a clear and professional communicator, both verbally and in writing; 
  • Analytically-oriented with strong decision-making skills; highly self-motivated and capable of working independently and as part of a collaborative team; 
  • Determined to help build something huge, and outside of the box- we are designing, manufacturing, shipping and servicing our vehicle in major urban centers around the world!