Boulder, CO /
Manufacturing /
Our Mission at Scythe
Humanity has lost touch with nature - we’ve traded dirt and trees for asphalt, and we rely on loud, polluting, gas-powered machines to care for our limited natural spaces.

Scythe is forging a new future by building intelligent, all-electric machines that unlock a new superpower: the ability to care for the outdoors pollution-free at enormous scale. From today’s first steps in landscape maintenance to full-fledged re-terraforming in the future, Scythe is pioneering autonomous machinery that supports the ingenuity of humans, multiplying our power to nurture our planet.

At Scythe, you’ll work with a team of world-class experts in everything from computer vision to mechanical engineering, pushing the limits of possibility and growing by overcoming hurdles along the way. 

The world needs what we’re building—come join us in making it a reality.

Buyer at Scythe
Scythe is looking for a Buyer to support the next chapter in Scythe’s journey: ramping from dozens of units to tens of thousands. We've developed an industry-changing machine and have customers knocking down our door for units, so we're looking to scale our production quickly and get thousands of reliable autonomous machines out into the world where they can change how we take care of all our outdoor space.

You’ll be a key member of our supply chain organization from the start and be responsible for purchasing goods and/or services to meet our demanding production schedule. No task will be too large or too small! You will be expected to provide feedback for design, manufacturing, and/or supply chain improvements to help Scythe increase quality, rate, and decrease cost. As the team grows, you will be in a great position to support new members and help us build a strong manufacturing organization!

What You'll Do at Scythe

    • Responsible for purchasing goods and services supporting our production system and other company functions as needed
    • Manage, monitor and maintain vendor delivery schedules and need dates in ERP to meet our production schedule
    • Provide feedback to design and manufacturing teams on material lead times and/or requirements to meet our production demand
    • Report clear-to-build statuses and other key supply chain metrics for given area of responsibility
    • Work with accounts payable and vendors to reconcile invoices as needed
    • Ensure all relevant paperwork for logistics, freight, and tracking is accurate and complete for deliveries to comply with international and/or domestic shipping
    • Provide recommendations to leadership to increase efficiency in supply chain processes, better manage cost of inventory, and improve delivery performance to the production line

What You Know Well

    • Experience scheduling, planning, and/or purchasing in a manufacturing or supply chain environment
    • Strong computer skills, ideally including experience with a suite of Google and/or Microsoft tools (Google Sheets+Google Docs or MS Excel/MS Word, etc)
    • Experience working within Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and/or other supply chain management tools including Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

What You've Maybe Done

    • Managed entire MRP engine for a production organization
    • Owned master scheduling function(s) for a production organization
    • Served as planner for on-floor operations in a production organization.
    • Served as buyer for PCBA components with knowledge of different types of components on a typical board
    • Served as buyer for mechanical hardware with a wide range of knowledge for metal fabrication, off the shelf components, and fastening hardware
    • Mechanical and electrical technical aptitude; specifically, the ability to read and understand technical drawings and apply such knowledge in day-to-day business
    • Developed supply chain dashboards using SQL or similar querying language

Why Scythe

    • Scythe is an early-stage but well-capitalized startup. Have a huge impact alongside an awesome team of experts shipping something the world has never before seen
    • Competitive salary and equity compensation
    • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching today)
    • Fully-sponsored medical, vision, and dental insurance, including 75% funded dependent coverage
    • Headquarters near beautiful Boulder, CO. Enjoy the bounties of nature and open spaces close to home with mountain biking, hiking, skiing and more
    • Satellite offices in Austin, TX and Vero Beach, FL  
    • Flexible paid time-off and remote work to let you do your best work where and when you want
    • Highly collaborative learning culture where personal freedom, growth, and responsibility are valued
    • An opportunity to have an incredible positive impact on the world
Scythe is a total compensation company, which provides employees a comprehensive salary, equity, and benefit package. However, only the minimum salary amounts are listed here. Scythe carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including education, years of experience, competencies and other relevant business considerations. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary along with your compensation mode preferences. The Buyer position has an expected minimum annual cash salary of $50,000. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Equity and benefits packages are NOT included in this estimate. Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Colorado only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.

Scythe is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.