Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Logistics Specialist – Pre-Series

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

About Canoo

 Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

 Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


  • Responsible team member in Pre-series, model changeover, new part introduction, part changes and lead logistics related activities in an automotive production environment. Help manage associated part complexities with uncertainty & undefined process, but be able to drive & manage part tracking, delivery, inventory requirements and timely issue resolution to successfully achieve planned pilot builds
  • Under the guidance of Manager – Pre series, and working alongwith Logistics Specialist and Material Planners, resolve escalated problems and to maintain accurate part data to reflect confirmed delivery quantities and due dates from suppliers, validate, troubleshoot, and resolve discrepancies. Work closely with engineering, purchasing, advance manufacturing engineering and factory operations teams to ensure timely build and communication
  • Support and ensure timely delivery of in transit / delivered properties (parts, subassemblies, finished products)
  • Work in conjunction with engineering, Supply Chain/purchasing and manufacturing to support material changes resulting from Change action, plan for new material and minimize obsolescence of old material
  • Effectively communicate material requirements and provide ongoing transparency of inventory levels and ensure continuous inventory accuracy, tracking down to revision level
  • As assigned, Support & manage in- Person pilot/pre-series pilot builds and resolve all part related issues which include, but not limited to, accurate tracking revision & quality levels, deviations, change management, etc. Represent logistics in material review board & coordinate build activities/calendar with engineering, manufacturing & quality
  • Generate and publish performance metrics related to On Time Delivery of parts, in process shipments, Finished Vehicle Shipments
  • Work in conjunction with Logistics Planning, Operations and Logistics Engineering teams to ensure all logistics activities are coordinated to deliver a flawless launch i.e. Inbound Freight, Finished Vehicle Logistics, Material Flow, Freight, Packaging, Engineering Change, Warehousing, Systems and Trade compliance
  • Support programs from prototype phase through start of production and own the transition plan for the program / parts to be handed over to on-going production
  • Work towards and support a culture of continuous improvement and work to make business and department improvements wherever possible
  • Work with Pre-series team members and document best practices and lessons learned throughout the duration of the program, and share with Management for reflections & next steps


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in in materials management, production planning, material scheduling, supply chain management or purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of related automotive industry experience and LEAN manufacturing methods & philosophies.
  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations at all levels
  • Proactive self-starter with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills with high degree of expertise in MS office tools
  • Analytical background preferred
  • Frequent travel to support the business may be required
  • Relocation to production factory location may be required

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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