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.

Responsibilites

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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

Bonus Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, purchasing, consulting or program management in a technology driven industry
  • Program management and process improvement skills


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 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.


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.