Procurement Specialist

  • Spin
  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Oct 13, 2021

Job Description

About Spin

Spin’s mission is to make daily living more efficient and enjoyable by reducing barriers to transportation and improving access to education, jobs, healthcare and more through a world full of 15-minute cities. As one of the leading micromobility companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, Spin partners with local communities and governments to bring sustainable, affordable and reliable e-scooter and e-bike programs to cities in North America and Europe. We are a diverse group of artists, engineers, designers, urban planners, tech and policy experts from around the world. We believe in inclusivity and building powerful alliances to fulfill our goals and move our mission forward. Above all, we at Spin are connected by our values and purpose which is to give more people the freedom to move. Learn more

About the Role

The role will have responsibility for managing hardware procurement and product cost across hardware projects. You will work closely with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Supply Chain, Product, Finance, Accounting, and Market Operations to collect, analyze and summarize cost information for financial planning and new product development. The successful Candidate will ensure that procurement and cost is an early key partner with R&D for developing and executing New Product sourcing strategies and be part of the coordination, facilitation and enablement of programs that will drive best practice.


  • Responsible for the development of strategy and infrastructure to deliver global procurement procedures, processes and tools
  • Lead and build a procurement team to support Spin’s hardware organizations
  • Deliver outstanding US supply base support to your internal and external customers
  • Oversee contract development and administration
  • Lead all aspects of the cost management activities to provide regular cost roll-up for existing hardware products
  • Build and implement the methodology and tools to scale the cost management process
  • Engaged throughout product lifecycle - early engagement to end of life. Cost management covering both material costs (silicon, substrates, cameras, flex, display, etc) and non-material (CapEx, MVA, warranty, logistics/freight, COGS, etc). Represent procurement in cross functional product planning ranging from roadmap development to detailed design tradeoff discussions.
  • Collect and review market intelligence and guide the stakeholders through early concepts of new product development.
  • Enable new business processes for future supply chain needs, such as RFQ, supplier selection, contractual agreements, consignment etc.


  • BS/BA in related discipline: Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years work experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations, Finance or related disciplines
  • Able to lead cross-functional teams to drive projects to successful completion.
  • Direct experience in cost/data analytics function
  • Excellent negotiating skills, should cost modelling and other cost management tools preferred
  • Experience with Google platforms, Netsuite, PLM system and SQL
  • Ability to work in a complex, fast changing global organizational environment
  • Good understanding of business strategy and plans to ensure alignment
  • Advanced problem solving and critical thinking skills in a team environment

Benefits & Perks

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company’s industry leadership
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly cell phone bill stipend
  • Wellness perk for salaried roles

Spin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful matter. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Spin treats all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence without regard to any qualified individuals' sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Spin also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable local, state, and federal law.

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