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Buyer, Intelligent Driving

SF Motors, Santa Clara, CA

A NEW GENERATION OF SMART, CLEAN, CONNECTED ELECTRIC VEHICLES


At SF Motors, we’re forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley we’re bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you.

Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it’s about keeping connected to provide users customizable features, when they want it.

Job Description

 

As a Global Purchasing Lead, you will support SF Motors to identify and procure goods and services for our Intelligent Driving tech. The right candidate should have knowledge about sourcing, comparing suppliers, evaluating quotes, negotiating prices, making recommendations and issuing purchase orders for Electric Vehicle companies. You will help maintain supply base and also manage purchasing records and inventory, and coordinate within the teams to ensure on time deliveries from supplier and provide feedback to suppliers on pricing and quality. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support intelligent driving engineering for purchasing request on parts, services and tools. Achieve most efficient costs to meet the budget target while helping enable SF Motors’ design requirement
  • Help establish supply chain strategy and identify, analyze and recommend suppliers for intelligent driving engineering team
  • Manage and consolidate supply base to ensure continuous improvement on delivery, cost and supplier relationships
  • Lead RFX process, review, and analyze quotes from suppliers, and should-cost analysis. Negotiate contracts and draft the business summary report according to the business negotiation record.
  • Follow company policy to submit purchase request report for approval. Issue POs and follow up on the contract execution, payment plan implementation and complete related payment procedure.
  • Support cross-functional teams including finance, engineering, program management and supply chain during development and ramp. Track program process to ensure project progress satisfying overall timing.
  • Maintain inventory and forecast future purchasing needs. Ensure supplier on-time delivery to meet SF Motor’s demand

Education/Experience:

  • BS/BA degree in relevant fields (e.g., supply chain, business administration) 
  • At least 3 years of buyer experience, preferably in EV or battery industries

  • Strong ability to adapt to changes and solve unexpected problems

  • Ability to build strong relationships, multi-task and work independently and with both internal and external teams.

  • Good negotiation and communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills to manage and track deliveries

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment authorization will be required at the time of hire.

SF Motors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

About SF Motors

About us At SF Motors, we’re forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley we’re bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you. Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it’s about keeping connected to provide users customizable features, when they want it.

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