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Title

Purchasing Specialist 

Category Procurement  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Los Angeles  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Description

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for working to procure the goods and services necessary for bringing VinFast US vehicles to market in the United States. This position will foster mutually beneficial partnerships, negotiate contracts in the best interest of the company, participate in evaluating supplier reliability, develop new supply sources, and procure materials to support production.

RESPONSIBILITIES & KEY ACTIVITIES:

  • Develop request for quote (RFQ) documents in conjunction with VinFast US business department requirements for obtaining goods and services
  • Analyze and evaluate vendor quotes and proposals to determine the most desirable suppliers
  • Develop and implement the procurement execution strategy and procedures in accordance with the corporate guidelines
  • Assist in planning and development of project scheduling
  • Review and process purchase requisitions, purchase order adjustments, and check enclosed requisitions
  • Identify, research, and resolve problems relating to procurement issues
  • Analyze inventory needs based on sales trends and inventory levels
  • Place purchase orders ensuring flow of inventory that guarantees optimum stock levels and meets turnover goals
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded; and performance meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Manage and support strategic supplier relationships, resolving any supplier issues as needed
  • Weekly and monthly reporting of supplier performance, costs, variances, invoice to PO, and any changes or troubleshooting
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related business field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in purchasing with demonstrated knowledge of product and service procurement policies and practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, project management)
  • Working experience with SAP
  • Self-motivated, reliable and follows through on commitments
  • Solutions-focused, strong work ethic, highly flexible, and adaptable to fast and ever-changing environment
  • Strong experience leading strategic sourcing projects
  • Ability and willingness to travel and/or commute for business needs required
 
Open Date 1/19/2022  
Req Number PRO-22-00001  
About the Organization Welcome to the Future of Mobility.

VinFast is a driving force in the global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability in Vietnam.
VinFast currently sells three vehicles in its home country of Vietnam and will launch five new all-electric vehicles for sale in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. We are the first global, automotive company to commit to shifting to solely producing only Electric Vehicles by the end of 2022. We have an ambitious growth strategy with Direct to Consumer, retail and aftersales facilities being introduced this year.

Strongly committed to the mission for a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. VinFast is also committed to diversity and inclusion, with women serving in the top roles of Global CEO and US CEO.

We welcome you to join the charge.
 
EOE Statement Vinfast is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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