Strategic Engineering Buyer

Proterra - Greenville, SC2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $92,000 a year
Commodity Buyer

Proterra Story

Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those needs, with the world’s best-performing zero-emission buses. Our revolutionary battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce operating costs. Join the Proterra Revolution.

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive Commodity Buying support to Proterra’s Greenville Site Commodity Manager and other site leadership team members. You will be responsible for supporting the supplier strategy and sourcing efforts on current supply base, existing and new product and design changes.

About the Role – You will:
Manage the item master data files while driving part availability (to source) from item master to PO creation.

Review and analyze reports weekly for items that need to be ordered, then generate and release purchase requisitions through approved and qualified suppliers for raw materials and components.

Review new releases and engineering changes as well as attend design review and production meetings to provide all departments with material status in support of shop floor schedules.

Work with cross-functional teams on the following: inventory and logistics planning of rollouts, inventory forecasting, yearly cost reduction initiatives and continuous improvement of quality systems.

Develop reports that measure performance to drive change and provide management control information by studying market data and trends.

Run the Buy America pre- and post-audit reports for our customers and solicit suppliers for their Buy America certificates and DBE certifications.

About Our Group:
As strategic partners, the Buying team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.

We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.

We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.

We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!

This position will be part of the Greenville based Buying team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations in Greenville, SC.

You will report to the Site Commodity Manager and collaborate with other Buying team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, CA.

About You:
Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and external service providers and vendors.

Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.

Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.

Strong time management and organizational skills; proactive and the ability to work with little supervision.

Sound judgment and problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in manufacturing or high-tech industry experience.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering (or equivalent experience).

Expertise with report writing and system configuration management.

Knowledge of purchasing and principles of research, analysis and negotiation.

Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

Strong knowledge of ERP systems (ORACLE).

You might also have:
MBA or advance degree

Location: Greenville, SC

Travel: 0 - 10%