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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
 
New York    Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
 
   
 
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At Lyft, community is what we are & its what we do. Its what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

This team is focused on urban transportation & removing congestion, read more here!

This newly created position is responsible for establishing the Supply Chain for key components & services supporting Lyfts emerging Bike & Scooters division. You will play a key role in helping to establish the strategy & to also drive execution activities on bringing our new products to market. Specifically, you will be instrumental in leading the supplier sourcing / selection activities & successfully manage key strategic supplier relationships including negotiating strategic agreements, component costing, & supply management. This role is dependent on integrating & working directly with key Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, & Product Development teams.

In this role, the successful candidate will focus on traditional strategic sourcing models including category analysis, short-term/long-term category planning, consolidation, supplier scorecards & vendor management. A strong understanding of one or more strategic sourcing models is desired but not required. Lyfts sourcing process includes multiple phases from building a category strategy, identifying specific sourcing opportunities, contract negotiations, purchase order issuance, & implementation. The process involves steps such as preparing global market research, price/cost analysis, "should cost" models, TCO, industry trends, commodity best practices & industry benchmarking to drive sourcing decisions.

In addition to the specific sourcing, procurement, & vendor management responsibilities, this position is expected to contribute to the maturity of the overall function. This includes creating & refining processes, tools & templates that can be applied to across all vendors & categories worldwide.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop supply chain & commodity strategies ensuring supplier(s) are capable of meeting Lyfts current & future technical & business requirements
  • Lead the identification, sourcing, & management of key component & manufacturing partners
  • Establish supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage the RFQ process, & drive final supplier selection in partnership with Hardware Engineering
  • Lead Total Cost Reduction program to ensure the lowest possible total cost, including product cost, transportation cost, inventory cost, & cost of quality
  • Determine appropriate business splits between suppliers where appropriate
  • Maintain expertise/knowledge of market trends including rigorous analysis of market drivers, cost structures, technical improvements & competitive landscape
  • Negotiate key strategic agreements with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, payment, warranty, & service terms
  • Drive Early Supplier Involvement initiatives to ensure our commodity suppliers are proactively providing input into new product designs & future product roadmaps
  • Provide right recommendation to management, & finalize/release contract/PO
  • Travel periodically to suppliers manufacturing sites
  • Other duties as needed

Experience & Skills:

  • 5+ years of industry experience working in Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Has been a business owner for assigned categories, possessing a complete understanding of internal & external variables that impact category & our business
  • Built & maintained (partnering) effective working relationship with assigned business area
  • Independent self-starter with high degree of confidence & business acumen
  • Solid team player; can work cooperatively & effectively in a team environment
  • Strong consultative, analytical, & problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, & negotiation skills
  • Self motivated, reliable, passionate, & can keep to deadlines
  • Multiple category experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, finance, business administration or related discipline. MBA or other advanced degree is a plus
  • SPSM, CPSM, or CTPE Certification is a plus
  • Experience with Coupa is a plus
  • Experience with product lifecycle beginning with NPI. Knowledge of the various pre-production phases (EVT, DVT & PVT) is a plus
  • Comfort with legal frameworks & contract negotiation (development, supply, licensing, & service agreements) is a plus

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues & hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy & safe workplace & strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance & other similar state laws & local ordinances, & its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

 
 
 
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