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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Zoox is a Menlo Park, CA-based robotics company founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Dr. Jesse Levinson to create autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.