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Purchasing Associate

Supply Chain

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Purchase Associate. The Purchasing Associate manages global sourcing for all assigned commodities from the Global Supply Managers supporting various vehicle systems, maintain the component timelines, and assist with purchasing throughout the company.

The Role:

  • Create RFQs, review, analyze and clarify quotations from suppliers and develop sound sourcing and business recommendations balancing cost, quality, lead-time and technical considerations
  • Thoroughly negotiate favorable contracts including parts pricing, tooling costs and Engineering Services (NRE / EDT) with feedback from the Global Supply Managers
  • Work with suppliers and Engineering to release parts into production and issue POs for Prototype Parts and Prototype/Production Tooling
  • Track critical timing requests through the supplier to our dock, while working to resolve any road blocks
  • Manage supplier development and tooling timelines, part availability for prototype builds/start of production and develop solutions to delays or problems that arise
  • Inventory and build management for the Lucid FormulaE battery program (includes inventory management, order placement, and issue resolution)
  • Process new vendor credit applications
  • Assist purchasing and engineering teams with PO changes and updates. Ensure teams are properly submitting purchase requests
  • Interact with all levels of the company with routine administrative support

Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years minimum Purchasing, Supply Chain, Engineering or Project Management experience.
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve, as well as work independently on multiple tasks or projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of resilience to deal with urgent requests, and minimal information. Works well with various teams
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and problem solving skills. Passion for results, strategy, and hands on execution. Creative, calculated risk taker with the ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational and program management capabilities
  • Proficient in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, ERP systems (SAP or equivalent)
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively
  • Bachelor’s degree, technical, supply chain or finance discipline preferred
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