Procurement & Strategic Partnerships Internship/Co-op

Foster City, CA /
Procurement & Strategic Partnerships – Direct & Indirect Procurement /
As an intern on Zoox's Procurement and Strategic Partnerships Team, you will work cross-functionally to understand needs across the business which support the build of our vehicle as well as the needs of our teams. You should be comfortable finding and evaluating potential partners and suppliers, drafting and issuing RFQs, leading negotiations 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.

We have a number of opportunities within the team and you will be matched with the role that best fits your background.

Internship Qualifications (applies to all)

    • Working towards an MBA or other relevant degree
    • At least one previous industry internship or co-op
    • Able to commit to a minimum of a 12-week internship
    • Professional and positive communication skills
    • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California
    • Interns at Zoox may not use any proprietary information they are working on as part of their thesis, any published work with their university, or to be distributed to anyone outside of Zoox.

Charging Infrastructure

    • Experience with data science
    • Experience with modeling and programming
    • Preferred: experience working with construction projects

Indirect Sourcing

    • Experience with working with suppliers
    • Strong negotiator
    • Familiarity with purchasing in for hardware and/or software
    • Prior work in market research

Direct Sourcing

    • Experience with working with suppliers
    • Strong negotiator
    • Background in project management and/or consulting
    • Background in or understanding of financial analysis
    • Preferred to have experience working with event planning or communications

Zoox is a robotics company developing fully-autonomous vehicles and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine-learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We believe the transition to self-driving vehicles requires a combination of elegant vision and uncompromising execution.

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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.