Indirect Procurement Manager (Hybrid)

May Mobility
March 13, 2023
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May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think.

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We're building the world's best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we've given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we're just getting started. We're hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

The Indirect Procurement Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the procurement strategy and activity for the indirect spend categories that support our domestic and future international offices. This will include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and terms with suppliers. The individual will work cooperatively with other technical specialists in various functions across the Firm to ensure purchases are made that will best help the Firm achieve their goals They will be the primary point of contact between suppliers and the business in many cases and will oversee and assure that purchases of goods and services are made according to budgetary and Firm policies.

The individual will participate in major procurement decisions and activities associated with purchases of IT Hardware, Software, Services, FF&E, Security & Telecoms, Marketing, Benefits, HR and Talent Acquisition and Travel and respond to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status, negotiating terms and conditions with vendors, placing, monitoring and approving orders, reviewing and approving vendor invoices, and achieving department objectives and goals related to cost savings and staying within budgets. They will also have team development responsibilities to lead process improvements, provide feedback, address performance challenges, delegate tasks, mentor and coach.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in indirect procurement
  • Managerial experience in procurement preferred
  • Numerical reasoning ability
  • Excellent program and project management skills
  • Preference for category management experience across all categories Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be comfortable coordinating tasks across multiple functions and global locations
  • Technology skills including those required to be proficient with financial accounting systems and programs (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint)
  • Strong Abilities to:

  • Evaluate current sourcing/procurement processes to continuously improve productivity and efficiency of the organization
  • Develop category management and sourcing strategies to allow May Mobility to capture cost reduction while maximizing quality, speed and scalability for all Indirect purchases
  • Consolidate spend across the company to capture buying power with key suppliers who are motivated by our growth and thrive for innovation
  • Analyze spend to develop cost reduction roadmaps and strategies
  • Earn trust with key partner teams to collaborate on requirements gathering, while leading RFP creation, response review, and supplier selection processes
  • Negotiate contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service, and quality while working with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the merchandising and supply chain departments to identify and pursue new supplier opportunities.
  • Estimate risks and apply mitigating techniques, as well as negotiate contracts that comply with industry regulations.
  • Negotiate for best possible cost service guarantee and develop win-win strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships that are incentivized by performance and innovation
  • Develop and implement mechanisms for new contracting requests and savings tracking
  • Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Meaningful stock options
  • Medical / dental / vision
  • Unlimited vacation and company paid holidays
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • Paid parental leave program
  • Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you're excited about this role but your previous experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

    Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

    May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

    Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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