NextEV is hiring a

Group Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Equipment

San Jose, United States
NextEV is looking for a non-production Strategic Sourcing Manager or Group Manager, Strategic Sourcing. This position will mainly focus on procurement of machinery and tools for engineering development and testing purposes.
Essential Functions
Plan and implement purchasing strategies for assigned commodities.
Responsible to collect the procurement requirements from user departments, include but not limited in delivery time, brand, technology, installation, maintenance and etc.
Develop suppliers and ensure timely response from suppliers.
Initial review of robustness of quote from the suppliers, review and assist in negotiation of best in service providers, piece price and related tooling cost.
Lead market intelligence and provide advice on key areas such as local labour rates, tax exemptions, government policy, duty rates and automotive regulations – which may affect local cost base.
Support engineering, supply chain, marketing, IT, HR, admin and other functions, as and when required in evaluating potential suppliers and providing an interface between supplier and other functions.
Presentation of key supplier data to support purchasing and all other function’s sourcing decisions, such as quality performance, customer base, and delivery performance, level of quality accreditation, technology/process capability and design & development capability.
Negotiate one-off projects and annual pricing and drive cost reductions to meet objectives in the assigned commodities.
Assist to optimize the purchasing process and related documents.
Take lead on cost saving projects.

Bachelor’s degree in a Business/Commercial major.
Extensive experience on equipment purchasing projects/processes.
Basic understanding of vehicle engineering development and test processes
More than 5 years purchasing experience in manufacturing industry, automotive industry background is preferred.
Strong commercial sense and negotiation skill.
Ability to manage business case for sourcing and cost controlling, such as investments, services and facilities, as well as risk recognition.
Strong communication, team management and projects management skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Ability to work under pressure to deliver key objectives with strong self-motivation.
Strong computer skills.
Mandarin speaking is a plus