Indirect Sourcing Manager

Foster City, CA
Procurement & Strategic Partnerships – Direct/Indirect Procurement
Full-time
This role will be responsible for Zoox’s strategic sourcing and industry partnerships, which includes working cross-functionally to understand needs for third-party engagement across the business, finding and evaluating potential partners and suppliers, drafting and issuing RFQs, leading the negotiation of all key terms and conditions as well as pricing, managing commercial and supply chain issues, identifying and executing on cost reduction opportunities, and overall management of third party relationships. Indirect sourcing managers who can operate independently and possess expertise and/or experience in vehicle engineering related testing, equipment, IT infrastructure procurement and software licensing are highly desirable.

Responsibilities

    • Support various departments in their small to mid-size procurement of various engineering & testing services
    • Support and inform internal stakeholders with respect to supplier selection and management
    • Identify sourcing alternatives to drive efficiencies via benchmarking, competitive quotes, and engineering changes
    • Negotiate the cost and other terms and conditions of such purchases by collaborating with the stakeholders and legal team
    • Ensure smooth procure to pay process by working with the stakeholders and finance team

Qualifications

    • 3 to 5 years of experience in procurement, program management, or business development in a technology related industry required
    • Top Bachelor’s degree required
    • 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
    • Superior analytical skills
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
    • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem-solve
    • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
    • Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details

Bonus Qualifications

    • Previous experience in hardware product testing environment or automotive testing desirable
    • Master's/MBA desirable, but not required
    • Program management and process improvement skills desired
ABOUT ZOOX

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.