: Director of Direct Procurement
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

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Report to the Senior Director of Global Shared Business Services. The organizations mission is to provide delightful customer focused services to all key stakeholders and partners. You will be a cornerstone of this organization focusing on direct procurement support for vehicle related projects.

What you'll do:

  • Build and lead a team of strategic sourcing managers supporting the vehicle engineering and program management team relating to their procurement and sourcing of direct materials, parts, components and in-car software
  • Collaborate with vehicle engineering TPMs to gather requirements, conduct RFPs, compare various suppliers, and recommend preferred supplier(s)
  • Negotiate the cost, business terms and collaborate legal to negotiate the legal terms for the various direct supplier deals
  • Collaborate with vehicle engineering and quality engineers to monitor, evaluate and escalate any issues with the vendors; conduct quarterly business reviews with the various suppliers
  • Track, analyze and report vehicle BOM cost and NRE cost to the senior management to ensure adherence to budget and report on savings
  • Provide industry background, insight and intel to the engineering team and be a trusted advisor to engineering in terms of the most cutting-edge technology development and should cost
  • Manage a team of inventory management/logistics professionals to ensure all parts and components are meeting proper supply demands and ready to build

What you'll bring:

  • 15+ years of experience in a strategic sourcing role for complex design and manufacturing of complex systems (consumer products, automotive, etc.)
  • Ability to lead strategic sourcing, RFXs, pricing and other business term negotiation and to understand and negotiate certain key legal terms (warranty, indemnification, limitation of liability, etc.)
  • Experience in leading a large, geographically diverse team and deliver results
  • Can do attitude, can roll up the sleeves and dive into the details quickly
  • Data driven approach to tracking, monitoring and reporting BOM cost, NRE and related savings
  • Comfort to brief senior executives on results, obstacles and escalations

Bonus points (but not required):

  • Automotive experience, especially in self driving cars
  • Blue chip procurement experience (Apple, Google, Facebook, GE)
  • Engineering background, especially in EE and ME, Soc, LIDAR/radar
  • Experience in running a MRP and inventory management/logistics/quality
  • Legal background and/or knowledge
  • Certification in supply chain, scrum, agile six sigma
  • MBA a big plus

In return you can expect:

  • A servant leadership focused group where you will lead, grow and be mentored and coached
  • An opportunity to build a world glass direct procurement org where you leave your footprint for the next gen Motional vehicles
  • Broad range of exposure from various commodities ranging from sensors to compute, ability to polish and further develop your strategic sourcing skills by collaborating with top notch engineers and various cross functional business leaders
  • An innovative company with talented yet humble people, one of the front runners of the self-driving car race


About Us

Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industrys largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the worlds first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the worlds most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group, one of the worlds largest vehicle manufacturers offering smart mobility solutions, and Aptiv, a global technology leader in advanced safety, electrification, and vehicle connectivity, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.


Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the US and Asia. For more information, visit www.Motional.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.



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Full-time