Lucid Motors

Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

Posted on: 2022-05-31

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Purchasing Associate, EMEA

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
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.

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 retail operations: operations, facilities, merchandising, new store openings (NSO) and retail development: real estate, design and construction to develop showrooms and service centers globally. 

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 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.

Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United States
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.
Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
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. 

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 graphics, AV, FF&E, lighting, 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 and Retail Dev 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 payable, 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
  • This is an individual contributor role supporting the purchasing manager within EMEA purchasing team and reporting to corporate retail purchasing team

  • Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, technical, supply chain or finance discipline preferred
  • 2+ years purchasing, supply chain, engineering or project management 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, negotiation, and problem solving skills. Passion for results, strategy, and hands on execution. Creative, calculated risk taker with the ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational and program management capabilities
  • Proficient in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, ERP systems (SAP or equivalent)
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively
  • Willingness to learn
  • The candidate for this position is required to work in the Amsterdam office