Direct Procurement Specialist


Posted on 6/18/2024

Scout Motors

Scout Motors

201-500 employees

Develops all-electric trucks and SUVs

Consumer Goods


Novi, MI, USA

  • 2-4 years in purchasing environment with experience developing and executing procurement commodity strategies
  • Effective negotiation experience specific to automotive Metal commodity purchasing
  • Analytical skills, ability to work independently, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Thorough knowledge of automotive, manufacturing or related industries
  • A reputation for developing and nurturing excellent stakeholder and partner supplier relationships
  • Experience managing supplier performance
  • Program management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization
  • Proactivity, initiative and the ability to work across multiple workstreams
  • A passion for creating something new
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
  • A collaborative approach - working as a team to achieve ambitious goals
  • Identify the right suppliers to build and supply parts & services
  • Establish sourcing strategy and business plan for assigned commodities and product groups
  • Lead sourcing process up to contract award for Metal commodity purchasing
  • Prepare and execute negotiated contractual documents and nomination agreements
  • Act as program manager during the pre-production phase at suppliers
  • Evaluate and apply technical changes to parts/services
  • Lead evaluation of suppliers' preparedness for mass-production
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance through key performance metrics

Scout Motors Inc. excels in the automotive industry by focusing on the development of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs, emphasizing sustainable transportation solutions. This forward-thinking approach reflects the company's commitment to environmental responsibility and positions them at the forefront of emerging automotive technologies. Working at Scout Motors offers the opportunity to be part of a team that values innovation and is dedicated to shaping the future of the automotive sector.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Detroit, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth