Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 10

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


This role will work closely with Engineering, Planning, Production, Finance, Quality, and Warehousing to ensure that materials are available to the Production team to achieve their planned schedule. 


  • Purchase materials, mechanical components (motors, gears, bearings, machined parts, etc), electrical components (circuit card assemblies, printed circuit boards, electronic components), consumables, or equipment per schedule
  • Expedite open purchase orders
  • Prioritize ordering of materials based on production schedule, shop capacity, inventory, and documented lead times
  • Assure that suppliers deliver components properly marked and with the required paperwork
  • Resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Monitor and support Supplier performance system (OTD, cost reductions, etc.). Keep Supplier apprised of their scores
  • Maintain and analyze procurement data and metrics
  • Understand and contribute to establishing appropriate Kan-Ban levels of inventory
  • Support multiple sites with purchases for special projects that may be unique and have long lead-times
  • Review purchasing demands and shortages daily to determine priorities for the day
  • Retain records of purchases to ensure traceability of parts to requirements for FAA and AS9100 requirements
  • Ensure trade compliance for exported products and tariff codes
  • Proactively update management and teams on all critical supply issues
  • Maintain an Approved Supplier List (ASL)


  • Minimum 3 years of purchasing experience in manufacturing industry
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer needs
  • Conduct all activities with the highest degree of integrity
  • Technical fluency in MS Office products (Excel required)
  • Strong experience with ERP/MRP systems
  • Must be able to handle multiple priority items as well as meet simultaneous deadlines


  • Experience with ISO9001 or AS9100 processes and procedures
  • Aviation industry procurement experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management or related field

Joby Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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