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Xos Trucks

Xos Trucks

Operations
Byrdstown, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Xos (NASDAQ: XOS) is an innovative electric vehicle (EV) company on a mission to decarbonize commercial transportation. Our zero-emission commercial vehicles and next-generation technologies empower fleets of Fortune 500 companies and positively impact our environment.

At Xos, we design and manufacture EVs, create first-class battery systems, develop vehicle software, and entice fleet owners into an electrified future with groundbreaking service.

Xos is a people-focused company—and a great place to work! Perks include 100% covered employee health benefits, Betterment 401k, job training, and growth opportunities, to name a few.

We are a team of passionate doers that have banded together to achieve a worthy mission. We’re go-getters, change-makers, and future-creators. Join us and be part of the future of transportation!

The Role

Join our team at Xos, a force in the Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing sector, as we seek a Procurement Intern to join and support our dynamic Supply Chain team! As an intern, you will have the opportunity to learn and play a vital part in our procurement operations, contributing to the acquisition of essential components and materials crucial to production. Under the supervision of our Supply Chain leadership, this internship is an anticipated 3-4 month internship, with opportunity for extension.

This is an on-site based internship at our Byrdstown, TN Manufacturing Plant.

Responsibilities

  • Opportunity to learn and assist the procurement team in sourcing activities, including identifying potential suppliers, obtaining quotes, and evaluating supplier capabilities
  • Visibility and opportunity to support negotiations of contracts and agreements with suppliers to ensure favorable terms and conditions
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand and address procurement needs and requirements effectively
  • Help maintain accurate records of procurement transactions and documentation
  • Aid in monitoring inventory levels and coordinating with suppliers to ensure timely deliveries
  • Contribute to ongoing supplier relationship management and performance evaluation
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives within the purchasing function
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of purchasing activities with organizational goals
  • Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions, and supplier dynamics relevant to EV manufacturing
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field; Recent graduates will be considered and welcome to apply!
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, facilitating effective collaboration with diverse teams and external suppliers
  • Detail-oriented approach with a focus on task accuracy and meticulous documentation
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, particularly Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel and Google Slides
  • Enthusiasm for the electric vehicle industry and a desire to contribute to its growth and sustainability

Preferred Qualifications - not required but advantageous

  • Previous internship or work experience in procurement, supply chain, or related fields
  • Familiarity with NetSuite or other ERP/Procurement software or tools
  • Knowledge of sustainability principles and their application in procurement practices
  • Ability thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Xos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.