About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Responsibilities & Goals:

  • Define, implement and manage commodities and supplier strategies (including lead cross-functional teams to develop strategies)
  • Communicate supplier performance and recommend commodity strategies to senior management
  • Evaluate suitability and stability of current and potential suppliers regarding financial health, staffing, quality, throughput, technical capability, and reputation
  • Insure materials availability to insure supply/demand matching for assigned commodity; conduct program reviews with key suppliers to ensure support of short-term and long-term business objectives.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing supplier relationships, obtain price/cost reductions, rationalize/consolidate the supply base, secure favorable long-term agreements, maintain alternate supplier options, and support long-term supplier relationships
  • Lead negotiations for complex contracts and Master Supply Agreements
  • Lead suppliers through resolving discrepancies, including corrective and preventive actions and recovery plans
  • Insure excellence in supplier management activities owned by Buyer(s) including:
  • Manage sourcing of suppliers and commodities across multiple internal projects and functional groups
  • Provide supplier surveillance required to support project schedules and manage at-risk suppliers
  • Support supplier development and qualification including supplier assessments, improvement plans, and qualifications (including on-site quality audits with SQE)
  • Support the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements on behalf of the company with suppliers
  • Participate in use and improvement of databases to capture supplier status, history, criticality, and known issues

Success Indicators:

  • Supplier base has been developed that allows Canoo to reach its production goals
  • Supplier performance is closing monitored and proper corrective actions taken
  • Favorable supply agreements are in place that drive costs down


  • 8 to 10 years of experience ; Experience in sourcing would be ideal (ideally for both development and production environments)
  • Experience negotiating different types of contracting vehicles such as Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Statement of Work (SOW), Long Term Agreements (LTA) and Master Supply Agreement (MSA)
  • Demonstrated competence in cost reduction and process improvement
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and independently
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field - Master’s degree preferred


  • Strong communication and influence skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills, and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
  • Relentless drive and enthusiasm - gets things done
  • Intelligent, strategic thinker, problem solver
  • Passionate, confident, competitive
  • Outstanding people and networking skills
  • Highly logical and methodical problem-solving skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Performs at the highest standard of quality and integrity

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Share Option Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • A world-class team. Most of our leaders have their own Wikipedia page

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.