This role will be responsible for executing Zoox’s strategic purchasing strategy, 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, identifying and executing on cost reduction opportunities, ensuring on-time delivery of supplies, and managing the overall Procure-to-Pay processes.
Ensure smooth procure to pay process by working with stakeholders across Engineering, Logistics and Finance
Manage incoming requisitions, develop and execute purchasing strategies, and liaise with stakeholders to resolve issues with POs and invoices
Monitor all key indicators related to assigned categories, including category spend
Attend cross functional team meetings; report updates and manage actions items
Perform market and benchmark analysis for focused categories
Work with IT Systems team to ensure optimal systems are in place to support purchasing
At least 3 years of purchasing experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge of P2P systems preferred (Ariba, Coupa etc.)
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
Demonstrated experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, purchasing, consulting or program management in a technology driven industry
Program management and process improvement skills
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 robotics, machine learning, 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.