Canoo Technologies Inc.

Technology Vendor & Asset Manager

Job Locations US-TX-Justin
ID
2021-1326
Category
Information Technology
Type
Full Time

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Distinguished by its experienced team from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space that is customizable across all owners in the vehicle lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.

Overview

This role requires senior level experience with an entrepreneurial drive. Responsible for Vendor & Asset Management of technical products and services. Must have a strong technical background and knowledge of the organization (technology, processes, procedures, tools, applications, systems, etc.) and technical providers (such as technology companies, service providers, contractor suppliers, outsourcing and offshoring, etc.) coupled with a strong business background in vendor management, contract management, governance, compliance, service level management, security, financial management, project management, asset management, etc.

Responsibilities

Vendor Management

  • Gathering technical requirements, identifying, and analyzing sourcing vendors and options, providing financial analysis and recommendations for vendor selection, supporting contract negotiations as a liaison with corporate departments
  • Oversee service level management, quality assurance, productivity management of vendor performance, etc.
  • Provides support in strategic roadmap review from an internal technology aspect coupled with Vendor Technology Roadmaps, reviewing best practice, understanding current and future trends in technology (hardware, software, licensing, sourcing, etc.), and formulating strategies to rationalize vendors and products in order to focus investment on strategic solutions
  • Responsible for vendor financial management including preparation/evaluation of RFPs (Request for Proposal), business case management, research, analysis, contract level financial analysis, benchmarking, compliance, service level penalties, and ongoing financial analysis of cost vs. benefit of contracts
  • Responsible as a liaison for the following as it relates to external partners: on-boarding, off-boarding, service escalations, business continuity, disaster recovery, transition management analysis and support, executive coordination and communications, data management and analysis, reporting and metrics, etc.
  • Manages the escalation of high-risk Third-Party incidents or perpetual performance failures to the appropriate executive levels and or executive committees
  • Works with vendor and business teams to ensure ongoing vendor monitoring activities are documented in accordance with company policy and procedures
  • Analyze metrics regarding vendor performance; rationalizes data; creates and monitors vendor scorecards; and submits reports to management
  • Ensures the design, update and implementation of policies, processes, and procedures

 

Asset Management

  • Assist with counts, reporting, and analysis related to software and hardware as needed to ensure inventory levels are compliant with vendor contracts
  • Apply a continuous improvement approach in enhancing the strategies employed in technology spending, as well as in tracking company assets within a centralized Asset Database (AD) throughout their lifecycle
  • Ensure effective management of the AD and that the content contained is accurate
  • Perform verification and audit of AD content; verify software assets with license contracts, confirm hardware assets with actual inventory, and initiate corrective actions and track them
  • Design processes relating to software and hardware asset management, execute and enhance them
  • Establish and maintain documentation of procedures, processes, and reports concerning asset management
  • Create and execute governance and strategic asset management function
  • Collaborate with infrastructure teams to determine trends in asset performance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (preferably in Technology, Information Systems or Computer Science)
  • Minimum 7 years of equivalent experience in Vendor Management
  • Experience and poise negotiating complex and dynamic Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work with strict enforceable terms and conditions and service level agreements
  • Experience managing complex and dynamic Third-Party relationships internally and externally
  • A passion for Vendor and Asset Management
  • Proven ability and experience in executing strategic asset management processes successfully
  • Strong vendor management and negotiation skills
  • Display good organizational skills, and professional interpersonal skills and presentation capabilities
  • Discretion and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues
  • Self-motivated/directed person who has the ability to embrace role and drive change
  • Comfortable interacting with multiple teams and leaders on a regular basis
  • Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels of an organization (verbal and written)
  • High degree of comfort with business and technology language
  • Ownership mentality with a deep sense of accountability over results
  • Excellent organizational skills a must
  • Collaborative mindset and customer service mentality
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

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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