Purchasing Manager, Inbound Automotive Parts Logistics

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.FiskerInc.com – 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.


  • Responsible for all inbound parts shipping into the vehicle manufacturing facility ensuring on time delivery within budget for all incoming material

  • Train and develop designated Logistics team to have a working knowledge of main operational tasks for their role (i.e., quoting, booking, tracking, and auditing invoices)

  • Drive engagement of Third-Party Logistics partners imbedding a full understanding of their main objectives and the impact of their operational tasks on attainment of business KPIs

  • Promote the importance of teamwork and a positive work environment

  • Pro-actively determine any anticipated shortfall in relation to Customers’ expectations and work with appropriate parties to resolve

  • Drive ongoing communication with Key contacts to build a capable team

  • Manage process failures to ensure that Logistics contacts collaborate with suppliers to implement effective corrective actions

  • Identify and report to management potential customer and/or supplier concerns

  • Manage customs, VAT, duties, taxes, and international trade compliance to ensure best in class standards

  • Strong focus on sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts

Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree required, Masters’ Degree Preferred

  • 10+ years’ experience in transportation, logistics management in automotive

  • Expertise in contract bidding and award along with managing multiple modes of transportation including ocean, rail, air, and ground

  • Prior experience managing Consolidation Center Operations in China preferred

  • Customer-service mindset with an exceptional “can-do” and service-oriented attitude

  • Advanced sense of urgency and attention to detail

  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail while managing multiple, simultaneous projects under deadline pressure

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint) and SAP preferred

  • Strong strategic thinking and honed analytical skills - able to help others make connections and see the big picture

  • Familiar with common international certification related industry standards

  • Must have a balance of both reactive and initiative-taking characteristics

  • Global mindset with experience working in an international/multi-cultural matrix environment

  • Experience leading diverse and remote teams

  • Multi-lingual (English, German, moderate understanding of Mandarin is highly preferable)

  • Energy and Edge

  • Result Oriented

  • Passion

  • Ability to listen, engage and influence internal and external stakeholders

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works 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 to make joint decision and share 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.

Additional Requirements.

  • Must be willing to travel both domestically, as well as internationally, as required

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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