Strategic Technical Buyer

Foster City, CA
Procurement & Strategic Partnerships – Direct/Indirect Procurement
This role will be responsible for Zoox’s strategic sourcing and industry partnerships, which includes working collaboratively to understand needs for third-party engagement across the business, finding and evaluating potential partners and suppliers, drafting and issuing RFQs, identifying and analyzing cost reduction opportunities, and overall management of the Procure to Pay processes. You will be a part of a hard working and growing Procurement team. This role will directly help Zoox achieve their mission by 2020.


    • Ensure smooth procure to pay process by working with stakeholders across Zoox and Finance
    • Manage incoming requisitions, recommend sourcing actions, oversee purchasing process, and liaise with stakeholders to resolve issues with purchase orders and invoices
    • Work with the Strategic Sourcing Managers to review category spend and develop strategies
    • Monitor all key indicators related to assigned categories
    • Review spend and industry trends frequently to ensure appropriate strategies are in place for optimizing sourcing and negotiation results
    • Attend cross functional team meetings; report updates and manage actions items
    • Perform market and benchmark analysis for focused categories
    • Track global savings working closely with Strategic Sourcing Managers
    • Work with enterprise resource planning implementation team to ensure optimal Procure to Pay process in place before launch


    • At least 3 years of indirect purchasing experience
    • Strategic sourcing, financial and business opportunity analysis, comfort with legal frameworks and contract negotiation skills
    • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
    • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders

Bonus Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, purchasing, consulting or program management in a technology driven industry
    • Program management and process improvement skills
    • Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Analytical skills
    • Knowledge of Procure to Pay systems preferred (Ariba, Coupa etc.)
    • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem-solve
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.