Strategic Sourcing Manager
Engineering & Professional Services
Posted on 3/7/2023
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
SAP Products
  • 6+ years of experience in procurement, program management, finance, consulting, or business development in a technology-related industry
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strategic sourcing, financial and business opportunity analysis, comfort with legal frameworks and
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem-solve
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
  • Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details
  • Support various departments in the procurement of engineering and professional services (software/firmware or vehicle development)
  • Support and inform internal stakeholders with respect to supplier selection and management
  • Identify sourcing alternatives to drive efficiencies via benchmarking, competitive quotes, and engineering changes
  • Negotiate the cost and other terms and conditions of such purchases by collaborating with the stakeholders and legal team
  • Ensure smooth procure to pay process by working with the stakeholders and finance team
Desired Qualifications
  • MBA or equivalent professional degree
  • Experience procuring Professional Services related to software or vehicle development teams is highly desirable
  • Experience in management of engineering teams and developing project requirements
  • SAP ERP implementation (Ariba preferred) experience is highly desirable
  • Software services and/or Firmware procurement experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Experience in contract drafting, redlining, and working cross-functionally with legal
  • Process improvement skills
  • Experience with business intelligence platforms and Procure to Pay (“P2P”) analytics
  • Support ERP implementation, policies, and procedures for a growing organization

1,001-5,000 employees

Self driving car robotics company
Company Overview
Zoox is reinventing personal transportation—making the future safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable for everyone. The company is building the infrastructure for self-driving cars.
  • Health Insurance
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assitance Program
Company Core Values
  • We're doing one thing that will change everything.
  • It's bigger than any of us.
  • One Zoox, one crew.
  • Every day is a milestone.