Purchasing Manager, Infotainment @ Fisker Inc - Manhattan Beach, CA

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4 months ago

Purchasing Manager, Infotainment

Fisker Inc - Manhattan Beach, CA

About Fisker Inc.
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit
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Job Location
  • Manhattan Beach, CA (Hybrid Work – In Office and Remote) is preferred.
  • Remote - USA (Remote Work with business travel) is a possibility for the right candidate.
Role Overview
As a Purchasing Manager, Infotainment you will manage the purchasing life cycle for Infotainment modules and sub-components for both hardware and software solutions for vehicle product programs. Responsibilities will cover (but are not limited to) ICC, Displays, T-Box, Switches, Smart Key/PKC, Amplifiers, Speakers, Microphones, and Digital Products – Services. This role requires technical acumen, exceptional communication, negotiation, and organizational skills. A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources, and solve problems quickly and effectively. A dedicated team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position.
  • Development of procurement strategy, establishment of purchasing budgets, plans, policies, systems, and procedures within the organization.
  • Implement a global purchasing commodity team allowing for future scale to leverage innovative programs.
  • Building and developing supply chain organization to support vehicle projects and ongoing BOM cost reduction activities.
  • Negotiate key contracts to optimize value.
  • Develop business intelligence based on continuous market analysis, monitoring, and forecasting against variable market conditions.
  • Negotiate contractual terms and interpret existing contract frameworks, demonstrating an understanding of legal principles.
  • Build internal relationships, assessing the capabilities of suppliers.
  • Create supplier scorecards to drive for continuous improvement and creation of best practice-based processes and procedures.
  • Program gateway delivery and reporting.
  • Ensure that internal operations and supplier activities are conducted in an ethical, responsible manner, using ISO 2600/20400 as a basis.
  • Product definition, attributes, and specification cascade for sourcing activities.
  • Program metrics generation, including timing, delivery status, cost status.
Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, or related subject (or equivalent).
  • In-depth knowledge of the automotive electronics’ supply landscape and strong experience of negotiation and creation of supply agreements with such suppliers.
  • Knowledge of relevant automotive industry standards such as: ISO 9001, TS16949, ISO 2600/20400.
  • Proficient in the application of vehicle project management strategies.
  • Experience in the application of PPAP processes in the supplier base.
  • Problem solving; 8D, Practical problem-solving capability.
  • Proven history of working within automotive organizations.
  • Superior relationship skills in creating and fostering working relationships within Purchasing, internal business areas and supplier.
  • Ability to make strategic sourcing recommendations and take appropriate action.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Deep knowledge of sourcing, procurement principles, procurement systems and large company best practices.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Independent /Self Starting.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required.
Preferred Attributes/ Competencies
  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.
  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.
  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way.
  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from various sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.
  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.
Additional Requirements.
  • Must be willing to travel both domestically, as well as internationally, as required.
Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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