Strategic Sourcing Specialist/Buyer
Company: Proterra, Inc.
Posted on: September 20, 2022
About the Role - You Will:
Conduct comprehensive supply market and supplier economic analysis
to formulate a strategic sourcing plan that identifies new/suitable
suppliers, optimizes cost models, and proactively ensures
continuity of supply.
Analyze supplier spend and develop overall supplier negotiation and
engagement strategies, including maintaining strong supplier
relationships, visiting suppliers' facilities, and following up
with suppliers to meet committed deliverables and deadlines.
Develop suppliers to improve performance and manage supplier
Lead Contract/LTA negotiations and drive compliance, all while
ensuring cost, quality, capacity, delivery, and capability are met
Drive cost-down initiatives with engineering and finance teams by
design modifications, resourcing, and pure negotiations with the
Collaborate with engineering on new product development activities
to support projects, align design with our strategic supply base,
and deliver products on time, at or below cost.
Support manufacturing site requirements by expediting material from
suppliers and making sure that the parts are on time for the
Ensure Inventory material targets are met, working with the global
Identify risk areas within the supply chain and implement
appropriate mitigation measures.
Resolve unclear packing slips, invoices, and memorandums to ensure
prompt availability of material and timely payments to vendors.(Do
we really want this person doing this?)
Be able to influence others on changes to the supply chain.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Provide regular feedback to suppliers to improve long-term and
Propose best value suppliers to the stakeholders, using fact-based
analysis and clean sheet/should cost analysis.
Realize and identify cost savings and supply base management
Be able to build long-term partnerships.
Collaborate and work closely cross-functionally with multiple
departments to achieve business goals.
Analyze procurement and purchasing data.
Conduct additional tasks and prioritizes based on business
Other duties as assigned by management.
-About Our Group
As strategic partners, the Materials Planning team strives to
ensure that our values, culture, and engagement always allow us to
do great things for our company.
We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our
clients each day.
We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our
clients, partners, and own team.
We treat each other with respect, and always try to have a little
fun every day!
This position will be part of the Battery Supply chain team that
supports Proterra's Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
You will report to the Sourcing Manager and collaborate with other
Sourcing team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA
and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville,
Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and
techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and
Highly analytical, with the ability to turn data into information
and actionable recommendations. Able to maintain strict
confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a very fast-moving
Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
Excellent English written and verbal communication.
Your Experience Includes
3+ years of purchasing experience, including Global Supply Chain
Bachelor's degree in the supply chain, business, or finance
Customer-focused attitude, with a high level of professionalism and
Strong negotiations skills. Strong time management and
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
Purchasing experience with an emphasis on Major Systems (example:
Power Train and Thermal) components.
Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills.
MBA in Business, Finance, and Supply Chain is a plus.
Ability to read drawings and blueprints.
Previous experience with EV technology is a plus.
Experience in Financial Accounting.
Proven track record on cost reductions initiatives and contract
Location: Greenville, SC
Travel: -0 - 30%
Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing
equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions, including, but not limited to,
lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable
federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in
the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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