Global Supply Manager

Phoenix, Arizona


Global Supply Manager

You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feel exactly the same way.

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We are actively looking for a highly talented Global Supply Manager to join the Nikola Supply Chain Team to to lead the sourcing of Interiors and other components used on Nikola vehicles. In this role, you will work with cross functional teams to support all NPI and production related activities for the Nikola Two and TRE in Europe and North America. You will report directly to the Purchasing Manager, Vehicle as an individual contributor.

You Will:

  • Understand cost structure of various components and drive down cost in collaboration with suppliers and Nikola engineers
  • Help establish and manage Nikola’s Supply base to ensure the best Suppliers are selected to support all development, prototyping and production activity
  • Lead RFP/RFQ activities for your respective area and clearly communicate Nikola’s expectations
  • Lead contractual discussions with suppliers (Supply Agreements/NDAs/Terms and conditions/SOWs)
  • Analyze supplier proposals and negotiate all aspects of the quotation to drive down the total cost of ownership and ensure world class pricing
  • Monitor supplier performance and take necessary steps to address gaps and resolves issues
  • Recommend and effectively present status, sourcing and spend discussions to leadership, for multiple programs that meet the business objectives and timelines
  • Build relationships across multiple teams (Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality) and work across different levels in the organization to ensure program timelines are achieved
  • Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges & opportunities
  • Support the efforts of supplier quality team for supplier development, qualification, and quality issue resolution

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or Engineering is required (a master’s degree is a plus)
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and experience commodities including  plastics, metal stampings,  thermoforming, and electronics Systems
  • New Product Introduction experience is a plus
  • Experience working in Automotive, Commercial Vehicle, or an Electric Vehicle Start-up is a plus
  • Ability for Global Travel as needed – 25%

About Nikola:
Nikola Corporation is globally transforming the transportation industry. As a designer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen station infrastructure, Nikola is driven to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Nikola Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.



Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.