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Buyer, Robotics

Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary AI

Accounting & Finance
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024
Your New Role and Team
Sanctuary AI–a multi award-winning LinkedIn Top Startup company–is seeking a highly skilled Buyer, who will be focused on procuring robotic equipment for our innovative humanoid general-purpose robots. As a Buyer, you will report to our Senior Buyer, gaining a comprehensive understanding of our state-of-the-art general-purpose robots, and help improve our procurement and supply chain for R&D and production systems.
Our ideal Buyer candidate will be an excellent communicator, negotiator, and organizer. You’ll be a valued contributor as you run end-to-end procurement, from establishing vendor relationships, to collecting quotes, reviewing requisitions, placing orders, and supporting product acquisition and inventory. With your experience and expertise, you’ll support a supply chain that spans the globe.

Our Success Criteria

  • Bring hands-on Buyer experience in technical procurement operations for products that utilize, hardware, software, and networking components
  • Gain cutting edge career experience as you develop vendor relationships in state-of-the-art robotic technology
  • Achieve company-wide visibility as you partner with leaders from product and operations teams to deliver an optimized procurement pipeline in robotics
  • Leverage your communication skills by supporting cross-functional teams and international vendors
  • Your Experience
  • Diploma/Degree in an engineering-related field, a business field, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 2 years of related work experience in procurement or supply chain
  • Experience with multiple areas of the procurement life cycle
  • Experience negotiating with suppliers and establishing metrics to evaluate performance
  • Progressive career experience utilizing Procurement Management Systems like ERP, CRM, SCM, and e-Sourcing Systems
  • Proven experience analyzing data and identifying trends in supply chain operations to optimize procurement and identify opportunities for cost savings/efficiencies
  • Skills:
  • Comprehensive written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Technical aptitude and interest in robotics
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to assist others
  • Great attention to detail and diligence in following-through
  • Traits:
  • Above all else, a consistently positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to create robust solutions to complex problems
  • Optimistic listening and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others without authority
  • Eager to take on new challenges with tenacity and positivity
  • Patience, persistence, and attention to detail when resolving performance issues
  • Obsession with bringing human-like intelligence to machines
Working at Sanctuary AI
Sanctuary AI is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary AI is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. In 2023, Sanctuary AI moved into a state-of-the-art office facility and has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Startup company.
Compensation and Benefits
Sanctuary offers a market-leading compensation package that includes competitive salaries, equity stakes, and a full suite of benefits for permanent employees, encompassing health coverage, paid time off, cutting-edge work facilities, and worksite flexibility by role. Our commitment to fairness ensures that our total compensation consistently surpasses market standards.
About Sanctuary AI
Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary AI is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary AI is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.
Members of the Sanctuary AI team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.
Recruiting & Employment Agency Notice:
Recruitment and hiring is conducted internally by Sanctuary AI. We are not seeking or soliciting any new agency partnerships or agreements at this time. Any employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that provides an unsolicited resume(s) or otherwise presents a prospective job candidate through the Sanctuary AI career site or directly to any Sanctuary AI employee, irrevocably grants to Sanctuary AI the unrestricted right to engage, hire, or contract with that candidate at Sanctuary AI's sole discretion without any compensation to the Agency. We appreciate your interest in working together, and should the need arise our Talent Acquisition team will contact any external firms directly.