About Cascade Drives

We provide unique solutions for linear motion and power trains that are high-performing, eco-friendly and cost-efficient to customers in selected industries.

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Senior Sourcing Engineer

Are you driven by Procurement, Innovation and Entrepreneurship? If so, then this is the next challenge for you!

Cascade Drives is looking to expand their sourcing capacity as they are planning for serial production. Are you a technically oriented procurement specialist with a strong commercial drive to establish a Supply Chain & Quality function? Take the chance to join a dynamic work environment with a team of highly motivated and skilled individuals that aim to make the world a better place by bringing highly efficient electromechanical actuators to the market.

As Senior Sourcing Engineer you will report to the CEO and be based at Cascade Drives office in Stockholm. The role includes travel.

Examples of your Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Review mechanical and electrical design with the development team during the development process to ensure manufacturability and competitive sourcing of all parts.
  • Identify and engage suppliers to work with Cascade Drives.
  • Structure and perform supplier selection to ensure the best value, reliability, and scalability.
  • Manage the supply of parts from design release through quotations, negotiations, ordering, factory acceptance testing, and incoming quality control to ensure the correct part is delivered on time.  
  • Work with suppliers to ensure performance, reliability, and lifetime data on components meet requirements from 3rd-party certification bodies.
  • Continuously improve our procurement process.
  • Continuously work with component cost drivers vs performance drivers to reduce cost and lead times.
Your Background
  • You have at least five years of professional experience from strategic and operational procurement or supply-chain work.
  • Having experience from equipment used in harsh environments such as mobile machinery, mining or similar areas is qualifying.
  • You have strong negotiation skills and experience from establishing commercial supply agreements, combined with the ability to attract the best suppliers to want to work with you.
  • Experience from developing an efficient purchasing process and suitable ERP systems are qualifying.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods for advanced mechanical parts in different materials is desired.
  • An existing network of skilled suppliers is valuable.
  • You are proficient in Swedish and English, both spoken and written.
  • A valid driving license is required.

As a person, you are self-motivated and always strive for quality and excellence. You enjoy problem-solving and presenting your ideas and requirements both internally and externally. As a person, you are data-driven and always strive to back your points with solid analysis. You set ambitious goals and are persistent in working towards them together with your team members.

At Cascade Drives your personality, experience, and passion for the field are the most important!

Working at Cascade Drives

At Cascade Drives each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. We offer a supportive, fun, and international environment. Having shown game-changing performance, expectations are high, and your work will be closely watched from around the world.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge, please apply today! For more information about the position or the process, please contact Viktor Karlsson, viktor.karlsson@novare.se

 


Cascade Drives is a growing company constantly looking for talented people, don't hesitate to send in your application. Who knows, maybe you are the one we are looking for just now!

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An experienced board

Cascade Drives' board provides both business acumen and industrial technical experience.

 

Jan Söderström
Chairman | Since 2018

CEO of Quintus Technologies AB, Chairman of the Board of Marine Jet Power, Background from ABB and BAE.

Christina Lundbäck
Board member

CMO and founder of SurfCleaner. Extensive experience in business development and sales for growth in both large companies and smaller firms in start-up stage. Member of Board in CorePower Ocean.

Claes Rudling
Board member

Management consultant and private investor with a background as CEO from international B2B companies in the industry and IT.

Ingvar Eriksson
Board member

Business creation officer at KIC Inno Energy Sweden. Founder of Novator AB, significant experience of start-ups based on advanced technical inventions.

Cascade Drives has a well-defined patent strategy with multiple ongoing filings. 

"Cascade Gearbox" EP2921694

The history of Cascade Drives

Cascade Drives AB is founded by Mr. Stig Lundbäck, MD, innovator and technical expert. Stig passed away in 2017 but spent most of his life researching the pumping and control functions of the human heart. Mr. Lundbäck invented the Dynamic Adaptive Piston Pump Technology (DAPPT) in 1984, and his discoveries were published in his book Cardiac Pumping and Function of the Ventricular Septum from 1986. He later became interested in ocean wave power and used his considerable mechanical expertize to design high-power wave energy converters.

Cascade Drive's patented solutions are based on several of Mr Lundbäck's unique inventions regarding equal load distribution between gear wheels. His original ideas have been further developed by inventors and engineers for several years, not only industrial linear actuators, but also for wave power conversion in ocean energy applications.

At Cascade Drive, we are now proud to be able to offer commercial designs based on Mr Lundbäck's inventions. Stig's focus was always on solving real-world problems, and that is exactly what eqGear technology is all about.

How can we help you?

Product development

Work with us to create an eqGear product suited for your unique application.

Manufacturing

Leverage our manufacturing relationships and know-how for volume manufacturing of eqGear products.

Licensing

License eqGear technology for implementation in your own products.