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Occam Systems Inc. Resilient Supply Chains via Model-Based Sourcing

*DARPA Funded, Supply Chain

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Company Description

Occam technologies allows manufacturers to rapidly reallocate chemical manufacturing in the event of supply chain disruptions and to increase US-based manufacturing efficiency. Integrating chemical engineering, chemical manufacturing and systems engineering, Occam delivers unique capabilities to the design and management of resilient supply chains via their software platform which is capable of identifying alternative manufacturing scenarios along with suitable domestic chemical manufacturing assets and infrastructure.  The software has a novel algorithm that can execute quantitative physics-based simulations of performance to determine process effectiveness, enabling ranking of manufacturing scenarios.

Occam’s CEO, Bob Sherman, brings over 35 years of systems engineering, process development and manufacturing experience at Procter & Gamble before leaving P&G to start up Occam.  James Ferri, Occam’s president, brings over three decades of experience in design, development, and applications engineering in chemical manufacturing.

Short Job Description

Occam is looking to hire an entrepreneur experienced in supply chain automation and the procurement process in industries that depend on intensive chemical manufacturing processes such as, but not restricted to, pharmaceuticals or semiconductors. This entrepreneur will work with the founders of Occam to define market opportunities, identify initial commercial customers, develop investor pitch decks, and engage with potential investors, as well as engage with prospective customers to validate the commercial opportunities.

The individual should have the following qualifications:

  • Expertise with commercial contract and toll manufacturing
  • Proven track record in commercial manufacturing and supply chain management in a relevant sector
  • Experience in fund raising (VC, Government, Corporate Co-Development, etc.)

Occam is a remote-work company and the position is that of a consultant with the potential of joining the team full time in the future pending fundraising efforts and success of the initial term in this position.

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