Lightship is an early-stage hardware startup launched in 2020 by Tesla alumni that is bringing the $26B recreational vehicle industry into the electric age. Based in San Francisco and Boulder, Lightship is designing and producing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer that liberates travelers from the noise, emissions, and range anxiety of gas RVing.
Lightship is the first American all-electric recreational vehicle manufacturer currently developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer for the electric age. As the macro transition to an all-electric transportation ecosystem accelerates, Lightship is bringing the increased convenience and superior performance that electrification offers to a pastime enjoyed by over 11 million American families.
Honoring Diverse Perspectives
Lightship is committed to hiring and developing top talent from diverse backgrounds. We believe representing and supporting diverse groups is key to the success of our team members, customers, shareholders and the achievement of our mission and vision. We operate in a collaborative environment with a flat organizational structure and expect a high degree of integrity, autonomy and creativity from all members of the team.
Lightship is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Procurement Specialist with a strong background in transportation and product development. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the procurement of goods and services, negotiating contracts with suppliers, and ensuring timely delivery of materials/products with a focus on materials to finish the interior and exterior of Lightship’s vehicle. The Procurement Specialist will also be responsible for working closely with product development and design teams to ensure the successful development of our vehicles that meet quality, design and cost standards. This role requires sourcing materials that meet Engineering requirements as well as sourcing from more sustainable suppliers including but are not limited to textile, composites, metal, glass between other material suppliers.
This contract role is for 20 hours/week for 6 months.
Employee Benefits & Philosophy - Applies to Full Time
- Healthcare, Dental, Vision (full time only)
- Unlimited Paid Time Off that we actually want you to use! 3-4 weeks is common at Lightship.
-12 weeks paid parental leave
- $2,000 per year towards an RV trip of your own, we call this a LightTrip (full time only)
Lightship offers all of its employees and their dependents full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and covers 100% of the insurance premium. We are on a mission to create a more healthful all-electric experience for a pastime that millions of families enjoy and believe strongly that our team should not have to worry about quality healthcare for themselves or their loved ones along the way.
Most roles at Lightship require onsite work from our offices Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, though some roles may require all days in office. Speak to the hiring manager to learn more.
ResponsibilitiesSource, negotiate, and manage contracts with suppliers for a range of goods and services, with a focus on sustainability and product developmentCollaborate with the supply chain team on procurement strategies between finishing materials and structural componentsExecute relevant purchase orders for materials and any relevant reliability or quality testingEnsure the timely delivery of products and materials to meet project deadlinesCollaborate with product development and design teams to ensure the successful launch of our vehicles that meet quality and design standardsManage supplier relationships and resolve any issues that may ariseConduct market research and analysis to identify new suppliers and negotiate better pricingDevelop and implement purchasing strategies to maximize cost savings MOQs and minimize supply chain disruptionsMonitor and report on key performance metrics to senior managementEnsure compliance with company policies and procedures related to procurement, supply chain management, and sustainability
Qualifications and ExperienceBachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field5+ years of experience in purchasing and supply chain management, with a strong focus on transportation and product developmentProven experience negotiating contracts with suppliers and managing supplier relationshipsStrong knowledge of transportation and logistics practices, including import/export regulationsExcellent interpersonal, communication, and analytical skillsAbility to work independently and as part of a teamStrong project management skills and attention to detailFamiliarity with sustainability practices and an understanding of the importance of sourcing sustainable materialsExperience with Jira is preferred but not requiredExperience with Netsuite is preferred but not required