Intersection: Procurement Associate
10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001

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Who are We?

At Intersection, we are at the forefront of the smart cities revolution. Our mission is to improve daily life in cities and public spaces, with products that bridge the digital and physical worlds by delivering connectivity, information and content to enrich our everyday journeys and elevate the urban experience.

We pair our human-centered methodology with groundbreaking technology to design, develop, deliver, and maintain unique products and experiences in public space that deliver value to advertisers, cities, and consumers. Whether partnering with urban transit systems to revolutionize commuting and travel, with cities to transform how they connect with residents and visitors, or private developers to craft unforgettable experiences in neighborhoods and districts, our solutions are scalable platforms on which our clients can build the future.

Intersection is backed by Alphabet through its urban technology company Sidewalk Labs.

What is the Role?

The Procurement Associate is a key member of Intersections procurement team and will be tasked with interacting with business partners from across the Companys various business lines, along with working with vendors and distributors to identify savings opportunities and purchase goods at the best possible cost while meeting the needs of the business.

This role will allow the Procurement Associate to learn the different facets of the business and serve as a direct partner with the finance team and with internal stakeholders across the company. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who excels working in a fast-paced start-up environment. Moreover, the ideal candidate will offer thought leadership and exhibit significant maturity and independence.

Key Relationships:

The Procurement Associate will report to the Procurement & Logistics Manager but will be intricately involved in the procurement process across all the Companys various business lines. As such, the ideal candidate will have the ability to interact with a number of senior executives on a regular basis.

In the first month, you will:

  • Become acquainted with the team and the broader organization
  • Establish a cadence of meetings with your manager and identify a preliminary set of goals
  • Contribute to weekly/monthly procurement reporting of KPIs
  • Coordinate with the accounts payable team on a regular basis (including on-site in Secaucus) in an effort to enhance the P2P process

In the first two months, you will:

  • Continue your orientation to the company, its people and processes via town halls, lunch & learns, etc
  • Expand your contributions to the team and begin to take ownership of projects/processes

In the first three months, you will:

  • Be expected to manage projects and processes independently
  • Communicate insights to the broader team and senior leadership
  • Take initiative on various opportunities across the team and organization

In the first year, you will:

  • Be a fully integrated, highly functional member of the Procurement team
  • Be relied upon by business partners across the organization for delivering key deliverables and input

Youre great for this role, because you have:

  • Bachelors degree and/or other industry certifications preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience as a purchasing professional, including capital procurement and associated accounting treatment
  • Proficiency in Great Plains desired but not required
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Acrobat, Windows/OS X Skills
  • Strong analytical skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and effective time management with excellent follow-through on commitments
  • Knowledge of hardware and software sourcing techniques
  • Tenacity to identify and recommend improvements to existing processes
  • Passion for and curiosity about technology and urban issues, city operations, and the quality of public places

Intersection is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Tyler Green
Senior Software Engineer

Intersection is an amazing place to work! Building software used by riders of many of the country's largest transit systems is extremely rewarding. And there's nothing like debugging your own code running on a train platform on your commute home! Our Smart Cities Engineering team is filled with passionate people working to bring revolutionary products to the streets and people of our cities, all while supporting each other and our growth as engineers.

Leah Jacobs
National Account Executive

Working at Intersection has given me the ability to grow both personally and professionally as my career has developed. There are always new ideas, challenges and opportunities to go after so each day is truly a new adventure. While I love what I do - I must admit that the people & culture here at Intersection are what keep me grounded and loyal. The passion and support from each team are the reasons why we continue to excel and become market leaders in our industry.

Kavita Chaudhry
Senior Software Engineer

From the people I work with to the tech and code I develop, I love being an Engineer at Intersection. I love the team I work with - every single one of us brings something unique to the table. I love the diversity of projects I work on - I am not confined to just one language or one side of the tech stack. On Monday, I could be working in Python or Go or Scala, but on Friday I might be working in Javascript. I also love the amount of input we, Engineers, have on the projects we work on -  we can pitch an idea and there's a solid chance that we can make that project or idea a reality. All of these things - combined with our do good mission - make Intersection an amazing and exciting place to work!

Andrew Albright
Partner Manager, Link

I love my job at Intersection! Every day I step into the office, I get to spend my day working with talented and passionate people from a diverse set of disciplines. Our work providing free wireless internet to millions of people across the world speaks volumes about Intersection's values as a company. Not only am I engaged in my work and given responsibility in my role, but I am happy knowing that I work with a team that is providing a crucial service in helping to close the digital divide in New York, London, and beyond.