Buyer at Virgin Hyperloop

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The Purpose:
The Buyer’s role is to execute the day-to-day procurement activities in accordance with the engineering and supplier integration manager strategy. The Buyer is highly organized and detail oriented and is responsible for placing and managing purchase orders, ensuring product arrives as expected, and resolving invoice issues.The individual in this position will apply proven communication, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills to enhance Hyperloop One performance through supply chain execution.

The Position:
• Create error-free purchase orders up to authorized limits for raw materials, parts, sub-assemblies, finished goods, equipment, tooling, supplies, and/or services from suppliers in support of internal customer requirements
• Identify the best value supplier by issuing requests for quote and analyzing responses from suppliers
• Review and manage open orders with suppliers to ensure product arrives as expected
• Resolve invoice issues and ensure that vendors are paid on time
• Support cost savings initiatives
• Adhere to all supply chain policies, procedures, guidelines and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials, intellectual property, and export compliance
• Negotiate price and lead time for raw materials, parts, sub-assemblies, finished goods, equipment, tooling, supplies, and/or services from suppliers
• Review statements of work, prepare bidders lists, and manage the quote process
• Purchase from both MRP and project/purchase requests under departmental guidelines
• Provide constant, clear, and timely updates to internal customers
• Track individual and supplier performance against objectives

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate for this role will:

• Possess remarkable problem solving skills with a bias for speed
• Learn quickly and adapt to new information and environments
• Be able to work with minimal supervision to follow through on assignments and meet deadlines
• Demonstrate organizational skills and accuracy, with the ability to prioritize job functions to meet deadlines and ensure smooth workflow and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Work well under pressure and with exceptionally tight deadlines
• Possess excellent judgement and the ability to make and execute on decisions for the holistic betterment of the company with little oversight
• Demonstrate integrity, respect, commitment to excellence, collaboration, creativity, and agility
• Exhibit strong customer service skills and an entrepreneurial spirit
• Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with frequent interruptions and distractions
• Address problems with a positive, creative, collaborative approach, always keeping the customer experience in mind
• Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to write concise, logical and grammatically correct business correspondence.
• Have strong relationship building skills, and the ability to interact and work effectively with many levels of personnel and suppliers

Required Minimum Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in the field of Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Finance or other related field, and 2+ years’ related work experience in a manufacturing procurement environment
• Demonstrated skill and recent experience using a formal purchasing system
• Working knowledge of how to read blueprints/drawings, interpret specifications and review statements of work
• General understanding of the Uniform Commercial Code, U.S. Government FAR, DFARS and ITAR requirements.
• General understanding of enterprise quality system functionality (e.g., ISO 9000, AS9100, TS16949, etc.).
• Working knowledge of ERP systems and MRP logic
• Demonstrated skill in using PC with Microsoft Office

Preferred Experience:
• Certifications preferred: A.P.P., C.P.M., CPSM, CSCP, CPIM.
• Previous experience in a start-up or high growth environment
• Previous experience sourcing
• Exceptional technical aptitude with ability to learn new part and commodity specifications
• Experience with financial & procurement control systems or cost accounting structures

 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.

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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.

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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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