Supply Chain Specialist

| Austin, TX, USA
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Who we are

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.
Based in ‘The Domain’ neighborhood, Optiver’s Austin office serves as the firm’s innovation nucleus, with a strong focus on quantitative research, software and hardware engineering initiatives. With tech innovation an integral part of our core business, the booming city proved an ideal backdrop for our heavy investment into machine learning, research infrastructure and big data computing. What’s more, with world-class music, food and art scenes, as well as countless scenic outdoor activities, the quality of life for Austin Optiverians is second to none.
Austin is also home to Optiver’s main hardware manufacturing facility, where we design and manufacture the custom trading hardware we use in our trading operations around the globe. Managing this manufacturing process is a complex challenge and we're looking for an experienced professional who can take ownership of our supply chain management and operations.

What you'll do

As our Supply Chain Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation and integration of our facility's supply chain with the broader organization. You will be entrusted with a significant level of autonomy to excel in the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure material requirements are correctly forecasted, ordered, and available on time to meet production schedule.
  • Ensure that administration is accurate and functional, serving both internal operational needs and the requirements of stakeholders throughout the larger organization.
  • Manage in-flight material, available stock levels, and production scheduling across multiple sites.
  • Cross functional partnership with our procurement, office operations, legal, tax and accounting teams.
  • Manage all aspects of our incoming and outgoing packages, encompassing warehousing, administration, customs compliance, labeling, and insurance.
  • Partner with our procurement team to manage vendor relationships, encompassing supplier onboarding, quotation and negotiation processes, and the sourcing of hard-to-procure components.

Who you are


  • Bachelor degree in Logistics & Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering or similar experience
  • 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in procure-to-pay processes, supply chain operations, bill of materials management, product lifecycle management, and discrete manufacturing.
  • Experience with ERP/MRP software
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, small team environment while seamlessly integrating with a larger multinational team to bridge both worlds
  • You have a hands-on, can-do mentality
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Adaptable, detail-oriented and organized

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in a small scale electronics manufacturing operation
  • Experience managing external relations and vendors
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience with international shipping and import/export classification
  • Proven experience collaborating with diverse international teams

What you’ll get:

  • Work alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Performance based bonus structure that is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.
  • Ownership over initiatives that directly solve business problems.  

At Optiver, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Optiver recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected characteristics. 

More Information on Optiver
Optiver operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. Optiver was founded in 1986. It has 1600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Open door policy, Open office floor plan, Hiring practices that promote diversity, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance and Dental insurance. To see all 42 open jobs at Optiver, click here.
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