Senior Buyer, HV Battery

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www. – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker's social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Job Location

  • Manhattan Beach, CA

  • Remote - USA (Remote Work with business travel) is a possibility for the right candidate.

  • Role Overview

    This Senior Buyer, High Voltage (HV) Battery role requires exceptional communication, negotiation, and organizational skills. A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources, and solve problems quickly and effectively. A dedicated team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position


  • Interact with suppliers on post-sales issues such as logistics, payments, warranty claims, etc. and spearhead discussions between internal and external teams."

  • Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities, and develop a sourcing strategy and roadmap.

  • Develop sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps.

  • Lead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDA's, General Terms & Conditions and Production Supply Agreements.

  • Negotiate key contracts to optimize value.

  • Perform detailed analysis of supplier quote submissions based on cost breakdown data and support it with should-costs.

  • Identify and implement cost reductions on prototype and series production products and services.

  • Actively manage supplier relationships and performance through key performance metrics.

  • Ensure that the product is matched to the right supplier and ensure the supplier is effective in delivering the product in collaboration with Engineering.

  • Optimize the product's financial performance in collaboration with the Finance team.

  • Work closely with Program Management to track sourcing progress and execute product and vehicle build events.

  • Support Supplier Quality plant audits and technical reviews.

  • Ability to make strategic sourcing recommendations and take appropriate action.

  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Deep knowledge of sourcing, procurement principles, procurement systems and large company best practices.

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Ensure that internal operations and supplier activities are conducted in an ethical, responsible manner, using ISO2600/20400 as a basis.

  • Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • 6+ years of strategic sourcing, procurement, or purchasing experience.

  • 3+ years relevant experience with strategic sourcing of HV Battery and HV Battery commodities (Busbars, Fuses, Harnesses, Cooling Plates, BMS, Housing etc.).

  • 3+ years' experience leading a team of Purchasing professionals.

  • 5+ years managing commercial business relationships with large suppliers in the automotive industry.

  • 5+ years MS Office.

  • Independent / initiative-taker.

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required.

  • Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies

  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, take responsibility, and work towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.

  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.

  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way.

  • Decision-Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from various sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.

  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and making joint decisions, and sharing best practices.

  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.

  • Expected Salary Range: $70,175.00 to $120,200.00 a year.

    Additional compensation : Salary is one part of total compensation which includes bonuses, equity awards as applicable, and benefits. An employee is eligible to participate in Fisker's equity program, subject to the rules governing such programs.

    Benefits: Fisker provides comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, and disability insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Fisker covers most of the premiums for employees.

    The salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors including market location, job-related knowledge, education/training, certifications, key skills, experience, internal peer equity as well as business considerations. Fisker reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position within the salary range listed, considering the wide variety of factors listed above.

    Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.



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    Senior Buyer, HV Battery




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 17, 2024

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    About the employer

    Fisker Inc. is an American automotive company founded by Henrik Fisker and his wife Geeta Gupta-Fisker. Launched in 2016 and based in Southern California, Fisker Inc. is the successor to Fisker Automotive, which produced the Fisker Karma. Fisker Inc. is developing the Fisker Ocean, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with an estimated range of 300–350 miles (480–560 km), with production expected to begin in late 2022. Until 2021, Fisker was working on the development of solid-state battery technologies that could enable as much as 500 mi (800 km) of range with a 1 minute charge.


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