If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, PROJECT EVELOZCITY just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at PROJECT EVELOZCITY, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Are you ready to become an Evelozcitizen? Read on...

Job Purpose

This role will perform various purchasing activities from transactional purchases to complex contract negotiations. This individual will consult and direct customers in the PROJECT EVELOZCITY purchasing process with the goal of achieving customer satisfaction while protecting the organization fiscally and legally. Bring experience to the team to offload some of the more complex work from the in-charge resource. Assess the current process and offer recommendations for continued improvement in purchasing.

Where This Role Fits with the Team

This resource will be bridging the gap between the in-charge role and the mid-level buyers currently in place. They need to bring solid experience in RFQ processing, SOW creation, contract review and negotiations. In addition, they will assist with the mentoring of the other buyers on the team and act as a backup for the in-charge role, as necessary.

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Purchase goods and services supporting the operation of the organization.
  • Ensure continuous supply of the required goods and services at the best cost, quality and delivery.
  • Monitor, manage and execute sourcing strategies to optimize spend and supplier performance.
  • Evaluate areas to improve operational efficiency, add value, improve business performance and work toward continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate contract terms, conditions and price to mitigate risk to the organization.
  • Manage RFx from release to award, following the project to ensure supplier performance and delivery according to the terms of the agreement.
  • Perform vendor management by sourcing, evaluating and measuring supplier cost, risk, performance and value-added services.
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects/initiatives and advise on impact to any purchasing and production activities


  • BA preferred, advanced Degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in a Sr. level or management role or at least 10+ years of experience in purchasing overall
  • Experience in MRO, IT or R&D commodities
  • Experience working in automotive is a plus
  • CPSM, CPIM, CTPE or CTPS certification(s) is a plus
  • Experience with ERP systems, Oracle is a plus


  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter, able to take direction and execute with little supervision
  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and high attention to detail
  • Results oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Eager to learn and grow with the organization
  • “Roll up your sleeves attitude”, not adverse to any task from a low dollar transaction to a complex RFQ or negotiation
  • Exhibit professionalism and confidence in their day to day activities and communications

Major Stakeholders

This role will interface with internal customers (all levels) and suppliers, building key relationships with both

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Share Option Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • A world-class team. Most of our leaders have their own Wikipedia page

EVelozcity Inc. is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.