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Title

Purchasing Specialist - Construction 

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

The Purchasing Specialist - Construction is responsible for working to procure the goods and services necessary for opening VinFast US showrooms and facilities 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 construction.

RESPONSIBILITIES & KEY ACTIVITIES:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to construction procurement
  • Evaluates market, quality, delivery, and pricing to determine present and future bidding exercises
  • 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
  • Sources vendors that provide high quality products and services at competitive prices while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Sources, negotiates, or supervises complex requests for equipment, supplies and services from contractors and subcontractors
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded; and performance meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • 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
  • 6+ years of experience in construction sourcing activities
  • 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)
  • Professional knowledge in construction industry methods and applications, governmental laws and regulations
  • 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 10/28/2022  
Req Number PRO-22-00003  
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 accepting applications.

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