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Locomation, Inc. is bringing together leading experts in robotics and transportation to revolutionize the trucking industry. Locomation is making trucking safer and transportation more efficient through automated driving technology. With our headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA, we are building a high-performance team excited by complex engineering challenges and passionate about shaping the future of transportation.

We are recruiting top talent to be a part of our growing, fast-moving and execution-oriented team. We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek to help build this future. We want you here at Locomation, if you have a collaborative spirit and curiosity.

Locomation is looking for a Purchasing Agent who will identify and select components to support the commercialization of the product. They are responsible for taking the product technical requirements to select & source components while considering availability, reliability, and price. 

About Your Role:

  • Develop close working relationships with project management, engineers, and finance to deliver and support product.
  • Develop strategic sourcing roadmap over multiple years for future releases & cost reduction efforts.
  • Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for products: customer base, size, product portfolio, support structure, supply chain, technology, etc.
  • Perform recommendation and selection of parts to source.
  • Execute and negotiate supplier sourcing contracts: price, payment terms, warranty, MOQ, and development costs.
  • Establish standard costs for each component in congruence with finance.
  • Establish and maintain BOM tracking sheet while working with Product Team.
  • Provide regular updates on current TOC vs. target TOC.
  • Own POs from cradle-to-grave to support product development.


About You:

  • Supply Chain Bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • 2-4 years Purchasing or related experience recommended.
  • Excellent computer skills, G-suite.
  • Experience in NPD which involves software development, hardware development, and verification and validation.
  • Excitement around developing streamlined processes and tools.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.


Nice to Haves:

  • Experience at a fast paced, start-up.
  • Understanding of cameras, radars, and lidars.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

Locomation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and Locomation, Inc. employment policies


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