Posted on: January 11, 2022
Meet ElectraMeccanica, an innovative electric vehicle
manufacturer that is ready to revolutionize the way people commute!
Drawing on a 60-year legacy of building and delivering high-end
custom cars, our flagship vehicle is a single-seat, electric
vehicle called the SOLO (NASDAQ: SOLO ). The provided driving
experience is an unrivaled combination of exhilaration,
affordability and environmental consciousness. Now, we are eager to
open our doors to our new 18-acre US Assembly and Engineering
Technical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Needless to say, it's
electrifying times and we want to invite you to seriously consider
joining our expanding team!
About our team? ElectraMeccanica has heart & soul! We hire
dedicated, passionate, respectful and engaged contributors, who
enjoy creating, solving and challenging the status quo. We have a
dedicated team of people and continually seek to hire those who are
always willing to roll up their sleeves. If we just described your
personal values and work ethic here, we definitely want you to read
on to see if this position sparks your interest as well.
We are seeking a Buyer to join our lean and agile team in our Mesa,
Arizona facility. The primary purpose of this role is to source,
procure, and ensure timely delivery of quality parts and services
from selected suppliers to keep the facility functioning and meet
As a part of the Mesa Operations team, develop specifications &
requirements, source appropriate suppliers, negotiate price
packages based on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to support long
term agreements, and minimize purchasing of single source
components for on-going and newly developed programs.
Establish delivery and quality-oriented supplier relationships and
develop measurable performance standards with Quality Assurance to
use in measuring supplier performance. Monitor capability of
suppliers to satisfy expectations of on-time delivery, quality,
service, and price commitments.
Support and execute Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Supplier
Qualification Assessment, Master Service Agreements (MSAs), Credit
Applications and any other required documentation to enter into
partnership with prospective suppliers.
Establish accounts and execute contracts and purchase orders to
APQP standards with suppliers and service providers.
Perform material requirements planning and ordering of vehicle
components, MRO items, office supplies, maintenance and repair
services, capital equipment, and other items to support the
existing Mesa facility, the Mesa Assembly Plant currently under
construction, and the overall value stream of the organization.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with the Mesa
Operations team including Automotive Technicians, PDI Technicians,
Materials, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production to
execute product completion and deliveries as scheduled.
Communicate delivery issues with cross-functional team members and
escalate appropriately to senior management.
Be a key contributor to the Mesa Operations team to ensure
production build plans are met and maintained by managing part
availability, forecasting run outs and implementing contingencies,
managing supply chain exceptions, and maintaining and distributing
Maintain data integrity of Master Data Files in EMV's ERP software
Other ancillary duties as assigned by your supervisor or
This role will be required to work in an automotive production
The Buyer will be present during team (or shift) hours including
overtime - supporting the team is crucial to success in this role,
and to the success of the organization
This role will require travel for learning opportunities, supplier
readiness reviews, part delivery qualifications, etc.
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business,
Engineering, or related field is preferred.
5 years of purchasing, supply chain, or related experience at a
manufacturing or assembly facility is required.
2 years of parts, services, and capital equipment purchasing in the
automotive industry in a manufacturing or assembly facility is
Experience in both a large, established organization as well as a
startup business is preferred, as is experience in a production
Membership or certification in APICS or other Supply Chain related
organizations is an asset.
Lean, Six-Sigma, TQM, Continuous Improvement training is an
Experience with NDAs, RFPs, RFQs, setting up vendor agreements and
accounts, sustaining POs, PO confirmation, and supplier
qualification process required.
High level of computer literacy (including Excel) and familiarity
with ERP software (SAP) preferred.
Excellent Verbal & Written communication skills - builds effective
relationships across departments.
Team player - comfortable consistently working with multiple teams
and coworkers at all levels and from all department in the
Exhibits diplomacy, tact, leadership, and coaching skills.
Self-motivated, driven, accountable, creative, hands-on, and
willing to pitch in outside of documented tasks towards launching
the business and product.
Initiative to develop and implement process improvements, with a
continuous improvement mindset.
Dependably wears PPE as required, holds themselves to Health &
Safety standards and requirements, and emphasizes their importance
to team members.
Legally able to work in the United States.
One last important note--- we work hard, but we play hard too! In
fact, our new facility is planned to incorporate modern, dedicated
spaces for our employees to dine, engage, relax, and play. We also
provide the following comprehensive benefits package that supports
our employee's health, wellness, retirement, and work-life
Medical, dental, and vision plans
Generous paid time off
401k with company match
Short-term and Long-term disability benefits
Corporate fitness/wellness discounts
While we greatly appreciate all candidate applications, we only
contact those individuals who best meet the required position
qualifications. Thank you in advance for considering
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