NextEV is hiring a

Sr. Buyer, Digital Systems

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