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...

Job Purpose

Reporting to In Charge of Logistics, The Logistics Specialist is responsible for the overall workflow of domestic and international shipments. In addition, you will work with freight forwarders and suppliers to ensure on-time booking, deliveries and shipment related tasks, are completed daily according to business requirements and customs compliance. Track and report on shipments, working closely with other departments to maintain delivery schedule awareness. Generate all required commercial documentation and coordinate with vendor, freight forwarders, and distribution centers. Constantly assess and understand risk to ensure all logistics activities are in the best interest of Canoo. The ideal candidate has a strong operational background in automotive/tech or manufacturing and knows how to make quick action-oriented decisions when needed. The ideal candidate should be able to identify when to take the time to solve large and complex issues that could present logistical bottlenecks to consistent, world class operations. The logistics specialist will design and implement processes and procedures to ensure the most efficient operation of warehouse activities and effective logistics operations.


  • Oversee the pipeline flow of logistical operations and projects throughout the organization
  • Produce communication plan documents to Logistics team to ensure effective execution of any communication plans
  • Work with Logistics team to provide necessary data for metrics and effectiveness reports
  • Work with Logistics team to manage resource allocation with function and report on budget expenditures and any possible cost savings
  • Ensure cost leadership with vendors and provide regular updates on vendor project status to Logistics team
  • Develop and manage training programs for logistical packaging operations, preventative maintenance programs, hazardous materials handling and transportation
  • Manage, monitor, evaluate, and coordinate Integrate Logistics Support plan implementation
  • Serve as focal point for planning, management, and coordination of life cycle logistics
  • Assist in developing less experienced logisticians
  • Exercise independent judgment in directing subordinates, to include assigning responsibilities, providing guidance, and establishing standards of performance
  • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, & equipment required
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation
  • Develop, improve, and implement procedures that promote the most efficient and effective movement and storage of materials
  • Develop training procedure for department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding warehouse procedure
  • Meet specific customer requirements or customized transportation methods
  • Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities
  • Monitor compliance to corporate safety and security policies

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of relevant logistics experience
  • Previous experience with working with lithium ion batteries (automotive experience a plus)
  • Proficient with utilizing major carrier shipping portals
  • Ability to operate power equipment (Fork lift, pallet jack)
  • Experience leading people or projects
  • Ability to influence without authority and experience driving cross-functional change within an organization
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across departments and at all levels of leadership
  • Deep understanding of material delivery methods (e.g. powered industrial equipment, automated guided vehicles, conveyor, rail-guided vehicles) and strategies (e.g. forklift-free)
  • Experience with CATIA, Solid works, AutoCAD, Sketchup
  • Experience with discrete event simulation software

Preferred Experience

  • Willing to travel extensively (50%+)
  • Available for all shifts and extended hours: work schedule may vary depending on business needs and flexibility is required
  • Proven ability to manage, launch, and achieve standardization practices using process improvement tools
  • Must be a self-starter with proven ability to give and gain the respect of all employees
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation 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

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.

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