Sr. Buyer

| Greater LA Area
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

  • Collaborate directly with business leaders to identify parts and supply need, and deliver recommendations on suppliers
  • Identify procurement process obstacles and deliver scalable solutions to those obstacles
  • Mitigate supply shortages by fostering strong supplier relationships and managing their individual performance
  • Proactively provide updates to Bird management, engineering, operations teams on all critical supply issues
  • 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
  • Independently drive local sourcing for parts, equipment, and/ or services
  • Obtain and evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable in accordance with procurement policies and procedures
  • Resolve purchase order discrepancies that lead to invoice blockages and late delivery
  • Develop system for KPI tracking based on available procurement data and analytics
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or similar discipline
  • 7+ 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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