Sourcing Engineer


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Aug 25

About River:

River is an electric vehicle startup building multi-utility scooters. The company builds products ground up with a strong focus on design and engineering. Currently, the company is in the product development stage with prototypes being tested on the road. The vehicle will go on sale on Sep-22. River is backed by marquee international investors - Israel based Maniv mobility and US based Trucks VC. These are mobility focussed funds backed by some of the big names in the automotive industry. River is founded by experienced automotive professionals - Vipin George is ex-Lead Designer at Honda, Ultraviolette and Aravind Mani is ex-VP at Ultraviolette, an EV startup backed by TVS Motors. River is a fast growing company with an R&D team of 60 engineers now. The company targets to be 250-300 employees by the end of 2022


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Designation : Engineer - Sourcing

Commodity : Electrical Proprietary - Automotive Lightings, Switches, Instrument Clusters, Horns, Wiring Harness, Throttle control units, USB chargers, Side stand sensors, Speed sensors etc.


  1. Experience : 2 to 4 Years of experience in sourcing & development of Lightings, Wiring Harness, Instrument Clusters, Switches, Throttle control units, USB chargers, Side stand sensors, Speed sensors etc.,
  2. Education background : Diploma / B.E. / B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
  3. Preferred Industry : Automotive 2 Wheeler OEMs / Automotive Tier 1 Suppliers

Key skill sets:

  • Part cost estimation
  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes of automotive lightings, Wiring harnesses, Switches etc.,
  • Knowledge on special processes like metalising, hard coating, galvanizing, crimping, soldering, etc.,
  • Knowledge on manufacturing of Dies, molds, gauges, jigs & fixtures etc.,
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Knowledge on APQP development processes
  • Good Communication skills both in Written and Verbal

Job Profile:

  • Responsible for assigned commodity components sourcing, development, & procurement
  • Scouting suppliers, auditing them & on-boarding them as per company standards
  • Estimation of Cost for each part through Zero Based Costing / Activity based costing
  • Floating RFQs / RFIs to selected suppliers to get competitive price quotes
  • Coordinating with internal tech team & suppliers for Manufacturing feasibility study
  • Negotiating with suppliers in selecting best manufacturing process at optimum cost
  • Finalising cost with suppliers & releasing Purchase Orders
  • Releasing LOIs, Purchase orders for parts & toolings
  • Ensuring parts availability as per the project milestones
  • Conducting PPAP reviews coordinating with suppliers and internal quality control team
  • Releasing part requirement schedules, follow-up with suppliers & ensuring parts availability for production as per plan
  • Ensuring part production ramp-up at supplier as per schedule
  • Work on alternate process, material, technology or supplier to meet PQCD goals
  • Ensuring ECN implementation on time
  • Monitor and review suppliers delivery & quality performance

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