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Procurement Buyer

  • Everett, WA, US
  • Engineering
  • $80,000 - 120,000

At ZeroAvia, we're clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we're designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world.

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Procurement Buyer to join our team at ZeroAvia. The Procurement Buyer will own the procurement of hardware for key programmes that support ZeroAvia’s 2023 market entry target. The procurement buyer will lead ZeroAvia’s purchasing and procurement, negotiate pricing and delivery times with suppliers and track delivery. The procurement buyer will also lead receiving, incoming inspection and inventory management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft and prepare quotations, purchase orders, other standard agreements and approvals in line with internal procedures.
  • Analyse Engineering Bills of Material, process, confirm and communicate requirements to the suppliers.
  • Negotiate dead-lines/quantities and prices with suppliers.
  • Provide input to program management meetings and manufacturing supply chain reviews.
  • Oversee the progress and follow the flow of manufacturing on the supplier's site, manage order book and delivery receipts.
  • Measure and analyze supplier performance in coordination with the functional requirements and if their targets are not being reached, set up internal and external action plans in close cooperation with the stakeholders
  • Establish and implement action plans to limit risks and ensure program objectives are met.
  • Track supplier progress ensuring on time delivery.
  • Assist the Supply Chain Team to with the auditing of supplier systems, review of control plans, special processes, first article inspections and conformity documentation.
  • Manage receiving, incoming inspection and inventory management.
  • Handle logistics, shipping, import and export process.
  • Support planning and scheduling activities.

    • High degree of ownership of procurement, the ability to adapt to issues as they arise, and provide solutions.
    • Formal qualification, ideally in Engineering, Aerospace, Science, or Business.
    • Commensurate experience in procurement/buyer role in the aerospace industry.
    • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills, proven in working in teams w/ technical and non-technical members and building rapport.
    • Flexible approach to work and a high level of drive and ambition to help achieve the organisations goals.
    • A genuine passion for clean technology and the future of electric aviation.
    • A high level of attention to detail and professional integrity.
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks with varying levels of requirements efficiently and effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to understanding of Engineering Drawings & technical specifications.
    • Experience with ERP and MRP systems as well as with standard Microsoft Office applications.

The wage scale or salary range for this position is between $90,000 - $120,000. In addition to the foregoing base compensation, additional compensation and benefits are available to employees and eligible family members (as applicable) including the following:

  • Equity: Ability to exercise company stock options
  • Retirement: Eligible to participate in the company's 401(k) Plan, with up to a 4% matching
  • Health Insurance: Employer covers up to 80% of the employee's monthly premiums on medical, dental, and vision.
  • Life Insurance: Basic Life/AD&D of up to $50,000 and the option to add on Supplemental Coverage.
  • Short-Term Disability: Up to 60% of your earnings for up to a period of 24 weeks.
  • Long-Term Disability: If your disability extends beyond 180 days, LTD Coverage for up to 60% of your earnings.
  • Paid Time Off: Eligible employees may accrue up to 120 hours per year (15 days) and may borrow up to 40 hours (5 days).
  • Sick Time: Eligible employees may accrue up to 40 hours, per year (5 days)
  • Paid Holidays: 12 observed holidays, per calendar year.
  • The Fly Club: up to $2,000 of reimbursement towards flying lessons to all full-time staff


Please note, among other factors, the compensation offered may vary based on work location, experience, qualifications, specialties, training, and then-current market and business considerations9

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