Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Infotainment & UX Electronics
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San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 7+ years of experience in partnership development and/or purchasing in a hardware product environment
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strategic sourcing, financial and business opportunity analysis, comfort with legal frameworks, and contract negotiation skills (development, supply, licensing, and service agreements)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders, including C-level, engineering, legal, finance, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement
  • 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
  • Lead procurement and partnership initiatives for vehicle infotainment & UX electronics
  • Proactively engage with Zoox stakeholders (incl. engineering, operations, manufacturing, strategy, finance, and design) to derive and execute the medium-term (3-5 years) business and technology roadmap to support Zoox's vehicle development program and autonomous ride-hailing service
  • Develop the supply chain and partnership footprint with a long-term, strategic view
  • Lead the day-to-day process of ensuring successful partnerships (milestone adherence, change order management, quality assurance, cost control, etc.) and build supplier performance assessments to support future sourcing decisions
  • Design, conduct, and synthesize supplier, industry, and market research
  • Drive cost transparency and build total cost of ownership models to support sourcing decisions
  • Ensure optimal contract coverage for the commodity/service in partnership with engineering and legal support
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers as the lead point of contact for all commercial issues
  • Review, analyze, and finalize quote packages from suppliers
  • Support and inform internal stakeholders with respect to supplier selection and management
  • Identify sourcing alternatives to drive efficiencies via benchmarking, competitive quotes, and changing requirements
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's/MBA
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional UX & Creative Design teams

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.