Manager, Procurement

HQ- San Jose, CA /
Business Operations – Operations /
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. You will play a critical role on a small team charged with ensuring the company can rapidly scale its R&D and production operations. You will interact with teams from across the company and represent the company in interactions with vendors and suppliers

In this role, you will:

Develop and implement purchasing policy together with the Controller
Responsible for the purchasing process
Lead pricing negotiation for new equipment, materials, and services
Review and analyze historical spend; propose and execute initiatives to improve spend efficiency
Track and report on key purchasing metrics
Support factory planning and strategic sourcing decisions
Collaborate closely with the operations, finance, and R&D teams
Report to the CFO & VP of Business Operations


Minimum 5 years work experience in Procurement including leading negotiations, implementing policy and process changes, performing spend analysis, and proposing and executing spend efficiency initiatives
Strong negotiation and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively across the organization to achieve results
Have strong initiative; can work independently with minimum supervision

Highly Desirable:

MS or higher degree in science, engineering, or business
Seven years or more of experience
Experience purchasing in battery, chemicals, automotive, or other manufacturing industries
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.