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Specialist, Capital Equipment – Indirect Materials & Services

scoutmotors · 30+ days ago

Scout Motors   

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it’s a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect.  Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location.  Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn’t been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation.  Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers.  And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute. 

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion. 

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you’ll do

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:

  • Work hand-in-hand with the Scout team to identify the right suppliers to build and supply products & services, including participating in pre-souring audits to confirm acceptability of new suppliers.
  • Establish sourcing strategy for assigned production equipment and other CAPEX products/services, lead the sourcing process up to and including contract award
  • Act as program manager during the post-award phase, ensuring that all industrialization at suppliers achieve the project requirements in terms of timing, cost, and quality.
  • Evaluate and apply technical changes to products or services, ensuring that cost, quality and delivery objectives are met.
  • Lead cross-functional evaluation of suppliers’ preparedness for each project, together with other Scout Business Units (Engineering, Finance, Legal, etc.).
  • Prepare and execute negotiated contractual documents and nomination agreements.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance onsite in Columbia, Sout Carolina office (4 days/wk) and at in-person meetings and events occasionally at other domestic and international locations. Preference given to applicants local to the greater Columbia, South Carolina vicinity.


What you’ll bring 

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You’ll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You’ll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here’s what else you’ll bring:

Personal Qualities & Abilities:

  • High integrity and professionalism
  • Able to effectively collaborate in a team setting with other functions/departments
  • Business and performance driven
  • Ability to adapt in an ambiguous and fact-paced environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking & understanding
  • Positive mindset
  • Proactivity and the ability to work across multiple workstreams
  • A passion for creating something new      
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or other relevant area.
  • 2-5 years in purchasing environment with experience developing and executing procurement category strategies.
  • 2-5 years of proven track-record in negotiations
  • 2-5 years of project management experience
  • 2-5 years of knowledge of procurement systems (SAP, Ivalue, Coupa, etc.)
  • Issue and analyze request for quotations, negotiate price and commercial terms, and other purchasing aspects in the interest of Scout Motors.
  • Strong Experience managing supplier performance in terms of delivery, quality and cost
  • Ability to develop, nurture, and maintain excellent stakeholder and partner supplier relationships
  • Thorough knowledge of automotive, manufacturing or related industries
  • Capable of leading sourcing decisions while ensuring collaboration and alignment with the Global Commodity Strategies.
  • Ability to take on additional special projects in addition to standard responsibilities.
  • MS Office Suite Experience

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground upThis is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundationIn addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $95,000-$115,000

Internal leveling code: IC9

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. 
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity EmployerQualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws. 

Last updated on Mar 7, 2024

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