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Purchasing Manager

Menlo Park, United States
Purchasing Manager

This is where big things happen.

Lucid Motors is designing and creating a breakthrough electric car in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Working at Lucid Motors means being part of a shared vision to produce revolutionary new ways to power the future.

We seek a Purchasing Manager who wants to be part of this vision.

Job Description:

The Purchasing Manager leads all company business for a group of commodities and recruits, manages and mentors a team of Purchasing Specialists. He or she is the key internal interface with Engineering, Finance, Logistics, Quality and Manufacturing to establish our global supply chain strategy, supports cross-functional teams during the development and industrialization phases and drives strategic supplier relationships that achieve cost effective procurement goals or technical advantages for the company.

Candidates must have strong experience managing global suppliers, exceptional negotiation experience, knowledge of global procurement practices, contracts, laws and regulations, and the ability to lead cross-functional project teams as well as the capacity to contribute consistently and positively in a high-paced, fast-changing and sometimes unpredictable environment.


  • Total ownership of key supplier relationships and activities, both strategic and tactical, through the entire life cycle of company projects, from initial sourcing through development, tooling and industrialization phases as well as product launch and ongoing business management.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Quality teams to identify, evaluate and select suppliers while balancing cost, quality, lead time and technical considerations.
  • Follow industry trends and develop global market analyses that enable the development of commodity strategies and sound make-or-buy analysis supported by detailed cost projections.
  • Complete “should cost” and benchmarking analysis as basis for supplier pricing discussions.
  • Negotiate all commercial terms and conditions with suppliers for the procurement and delivery of materials, tools, equipment and services with minimal support from Legal team.
  • Help suppliers develop manufacturing capabilities by recommending operational improvements and implementation of lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Support Engineering as well as Manufacturing to establish a smooth and effective supply chain transition from R&D to New Product Introduction (NPI) to full production.
  • Help create departmental processes from scratch, at the same time mentoring and developing a team of Purchasing Specialists to build a world class Procurement organization.
  • Track performance of team and suppliers and publish metrics on delivery, quality and cost.


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical, supply chain or finance discipline, MBA preferred.
  • Global business perspective with 7+ years of experience in an Automotive, Electronics or high volume manufacturing business and at least 3 years of experience as a purchasing or commodity manager.
  • 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.
  • Team development and demonstrated leadership in supply chain organizations.
  • 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)

Be part of something amazing:

Welcome to a better place to do your life’s work.

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Lucid Motors is making unprecedented breakthroughs in clean technology. Work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the automotive industry.

Beyond providing competitive salaries and meaningful equity we’re providing a community for brilliant minds who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you want to actively work toward creating a better, sustainable, future we’d love to have you join our team!

To all recruitment agencies:

Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes.  Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees.  Lucid is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, or disability.

At Lucid Motors we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate the differences that make up our team, our products, and our community.

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