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Retail Operations Purchasing Associate

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future of luxury mobility

Lucid's mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

We are currently seeking a Purchasing Associate as part of the Corporate Retail Procurement team. The Purchasing Associate manages global sourcing for all assigned commodities supporting various procurement activities in Corporate Retail Operations: operations, facilities, merchandising, new store openings (NSO) and projects to operate and maintain showrooms and service centers globally.

The Role

  • Conduct RFI, qualify vendors and contractors for procurement request
  • Process new vendor credit applications and requests for new vendors in ERP (SAP)
  • Create RFQs, review, analyze and clarify quotations from vendors and develop sound sourcing and business recommendations balancing cost, quality, lead-time, and technical considerations.
  • Work with Purchasing Managers, vendors and contractors to qualify them for Owner Furnished Items (OFI); review bid packages, scope documentation, and change management for supplies, facilities, merchandising, logistics, and utilities.
  • Work with Purchasing Managers, Vendors and Retail teams to qualify future products and materials.
  • Summarize data into charts & diagrams for executive review
  • Maintain spreadsheet trackers with updated data including POs placed, timeline and supplier commit dates and maintain Retail Operations specific Project folders for purchase orders, and contracts
  • Follow up with Purchasing Managers to verify completion of tasks
  • Work with contractors and project teams to manage design changes and impacts.
  • Collaborate with Retail Operations' internal partners to make sure they are fully supported & have everything they need from supply chain to be successful.
  • Work with internal business partners; Finance, Accounts Payables, Warehouse managers, and other cross functional teams on projects.
  • Assist purchasing and Retail operations' teams with PO changes and updates. Ensure teams are properly submitting purchase requests


  • Bachelor's degree in technical, supply chain or finance discipline
  • 1-2 years minimum Purchasing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Project Management or Retail Procurement (preferred) experience
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve, as well as work independently on multiple tasks or projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of resilience to deal with urgent requests, and minimal information. Works well with various teams
  • Excellent analytical, negotiations and problem-solving skills. Passionate for results, strategy, and hands on execution. Creative, calculated risk taker with the ability to manage supply issues and resolve supplier disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal partners.
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational and program management capabilities
  • Proficient in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, ERP systems (SAP)
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problem creatively and effectively.
  • Willingness to learn
  • The candidate for this position is required to work in the office; Corporate office in Newark CA. (under normal conditions)

Be part of something amazing

Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we're providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

At Lucid, we don't just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Newark , Retail Operations Purchasing Associate, Other , Newark, California

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