This role will be responsible for Zoox’s strategic sourcing and industry partnerships in the semiconductor space, 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 semiconductor industry relationships. 


  • Lead Zoox’s procurement and partnership initiatives for the semiconductor space, providing guidance based on significant industry knowledge and experience
  • Proactively engage with Zoox stakeholders (including engineering, operations, manufacturing, strategy, finance, design) to derive and execute on the medium term (3-5 years) business and technology roadmap to support Zoox’s vehicle development program and autonomous ride-hailing service
  • Develop the supply chain and partnership footprint with a long-term, strategic view, leveraging an understanding of semiconductor-specific industry trends, capacity constraints, and technology roadmaps
  • Design, conduct, and synthesize supplier, industry, and market research
  • Drive cost transparency and build total cost of ownership models to support sourcing decisions
  • Ensure optimal contract coverage for the commodity/service in partnership with engineering and legal support
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers as the lead point of contact for all commercial issues
  • Review, analyze, and finalize quote packages from suppliers
  • Support and inform internal stakeholders with respect to supplier selection and management
  • Identify sourcing alternatives to drive efficiencies via benchmarking, competitive quotes, and changing requirements


  • At least 7 years of experience in partnership development and/or purchasing in a hardware product environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the semiconductor industry based on significant experience working for or with major players in the space
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • Strategic sourcing, financial and business opportunity analysis, comfort with legal frameworks and contract negotiation skills (development, supply, licensing, and service agreements)
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders, including C-level, engineering, legal, finance, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement
  • 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
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.