Manager, Procurement at QuantumScape
San Jose, CA, US
Develop and implement purchasing policy together with the Controller
Responsible for the purchasing process
Lead pricing negotiation for new equipment, materials, and services
Review and analyze historical spend; propose and execute initiatives to improve spend efficiency
Track and report on key purchasing metrics
Support factory planning and strategic sourcing decisions
Collaborate closely with the operations, finance, and R&D teams
Report to the CFO & VP of Business Operations
Minimum 5 years work experience in Procurement including leading negotiations, implementing policy and process changes, performing spend analysis, and proposing and executing spend efficiency initiatives
Strong negotiation and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively across the organization to achieve results
Have strong initiative; can work independently with minimum supervision
Highly Desirable:
MS or higher degree in science, engineering, or business
Seven years or more of experience
Experience purchasing in battery, chemicals, automotive, or other manufacturing industries