The Path Forward Return to Work program at Zoox is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caregiving of any kind. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.  

At Zoox, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, gain new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving to transition back to the paid workforce. 

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. 

Responsibilities

  • 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 action items
  • Perform market and benchmark analysis for focused categories 
  • Work with IT Systems team to ensure optimal systems are in place to support purchasing

What You Bring to the Role

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders 
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of P2P systems preferred (Ariba, Coupa, etc.)
  • Superior analytical skills 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • 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 
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the earlier of (1) April 15 or (2) within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

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.