NextEV is hiring a

Sr. Buyer, Digital Cockpit

San Jose, United States

Cross-functional role working with engineering, legal, corporate development, and finance
Closely work with engineering to understand technical requirements, and initiate communication with potential suppliers
Design, conduct and synthesize supplier, industry and market research for assigned commodities to develop sourcing strategy
Drive cost transparency and build Total Cost of Ownership models to support sourcing decisions
Identify & achieve savings with negotiation, benchmarking, VA/VE, competitive bidding, etc.
Maintain supplier relationship with effective communication, track supplier KPI and drive supplier to improve, and lead commercial issue resolutions
Issue RFx for sourcing assigned commodities, and review, analyze and clarify quotation / proposal from suppliers
Provide right recommendation based on sourcing process for approval, and finalize/release contract/PO
Understand project schedule (EVT/DVT/PVT) and mitigate risk to manufacture functional parts for each build
At least five (5) years experience in purchasing in high-tech, manufacturing, or automotive 
Strategic sourcing, and contract negotiations (purchasing and license agreements) skills
Strong analytical and judgment skills
Proficiency in using MS Excel / PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement
Self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
MBA or degree in engineering preferred
Certification on APICS or CPM or CPSM is a plus