Procurement Specialist

| Culver City
Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing safe, low-cost, environmentally-friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. We provide a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Bird is headquartered in Venice, California and is rapidly expanding across the country and the world.

What You'll Do:

  • Mobilize a cross-functional procurement team to achieve cost, quality, and delivery targets on Bird Vehicle products
  • Identify and propose best value suppliers to the engineering and strategic team based on individual’s interpretation of requested parts and requirements
  • Ensure continuity of supply and lead escalation meetings with suppliers for parts shortages to develop recovery plan
  • Proactively provide updates to Bird management and engineering team on all critical supply issues
  • Support Engineering, Production, and New Product Introduction Procurement teams when determining best value suppliers, NPI Sourcing plans, Make vs. Buy, Should Cost, Buy complete strategies, and Lead times, etc.
  • Engage in design for manufacturability reviews with engineering and production teams
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Visit supplier’s facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity
  • Provide regular feedback to suppliers to improve long term and short term performance
  • Resolve purchase order discrepancies that lead to invoice blockages and late delivery
  • Analyze procurement data and report metrics
  • Act as liaison with external and internal customers on all matters affecting contractual agreements

What You'll Need:

  • Experience working in the aerospace or automotive industry
  • Experience reading data sheets, drawings and blueprints
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Remarkable problem solving skills with a bias for speed
  • Experience in a production environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Technical knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications, ie. MS Office Suite, SQL
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Conducts all activities with the highest of integrity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or similar discipline
  • 3+ years of technical procurement, manufacturing, or component design / development
  • Professional proficiency in Mandarin strongly preferred

Bird Rides Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer, and we welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

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