Positions Available in the United States

Director - Information Technology

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently recruiting for a Director of Information Technology. The Director of Information Technology oversees the solution portfolio of all corporate information systems and the staff responsible for supporting, enhancing and developing them. The director facilitates the prioritization of requests from internal stakeholders. He/she rationalizes these requests against available information technology resources and budgets to determine the best means of automating business processes and delivering the needed solutions. The director leads a team that includes an IT Project Manager, IT Systems Programmers and third party service providers. He/she establishes an annual IT budget, manages IT expenditures and delivers new functionality on schedule.

A key priority will be the improvement of internal mission critical systems to improve their integration and performance. These priorities will include an upgrade of the existing Intuitive ERP System and the identification and resolution of system limitations. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by identifying problems, evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.
  • Solicits IT needs of different functional groups. Sets cross group priorities and assigns the resources needed to accomplish them - chairs regular meetings of Zero’s IT Steering Committee.
  • Assures all projects are initiated with appropriate requirements documents and necessary project plans. Monitors scope and requirements throughout the project to ensure delivery within determined budget and timeframes. Identifies and mitigates or resolves project risks and issues.
  • Serves as the functional group’s primary interface with third party service providers. Negotiates contracts and manages performance to these contracts.
  • Sets, tracks and adheres to IT operating and capital project budgets.
  • Champions the use and continual improvement of corporate methodologies and processes.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Information Systems, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related)
  • Minimum 10 years IT experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role
  • Experience with the management of one or all of the following systems is desired:
    • Intuitive ERP, powered by Aptean;
    • Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management;
    • Salesforce.com; SFDC admin experience a plus
  • Experience with the information technology needs of multinational, manufacturing companies
  • Understanding of agile development methodologies applied to development of proprietary corporate applications
Skills and Attributes:
  • Extensive knowledge of information security technologies, tools, resources, and standards
  • Proven ability to work across functions in a collaborative manner
  • Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery industry best practices
  • Well versed in Microsoft applications and operating systems
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Other Requirements (if applicable):
  • M1 Certification and familiarity with power sports industry desirable
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • The employee must be able to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access equipment, including lifting of items or objects up to 10 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Positions Available in the United States

Master Production Scheduler

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently seeking a Master Production Scheduler. The Master Production Scheduler will focus on production scheduling using the ERP system and Microsoft excel. The Master Production Scheduler will also work with the production team and materials group on scheduling, resource management and inventory. This position is full time M-F and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and will report to the Master Planner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates production to manufacturing based on material and capacity availability.
  • Work closely with operations focusing on production productivity issues and ensure smooth flow from raw material to finished goods.
  • Develop and report key metrics as required like Production Attainment % and On-Time Delivery.
  • Actively monitor impact to material availability and production schedule from customer demand above the production plan.
  • Reviews material supply and demand to determine push/pull actions that appropriately impact manufacturing MPS and supply MRP.
Desired:
  • APICS certification
  • Use knowledge and experience of process flow to provide a useful resource to Materials on ERP and business system issues.
  • Analyze and report on Risks in schedules and suggest mitigation options.
  • Knowledge of Theory of Constraints a plus.
  • Experience applying Lean concepts and Six Sigma is desirable.
Required Education/Experience:
  • 5 plus years in manufacturing/engineering environment (preferably automotive).
  • 2 plus years using Intuitive ERP, or other ERP systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or math/science.
  • Production background including experience of planning machining, fabrication and assembly processes.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must be able to read drawings and understand Bills of Material.
  • Experience in the use of ERP systems for the production planning process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively between operations departments (sales ops, manufacturing, purchasing, and materials).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (reporting and analysis).
  • Strong analytical skills are essential.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed and use of hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 10 lbs.
Other Requirements (if applicable):
  • Prior experience with Agile PLM a plus.
  • Background or experience with motorcycles is a plus.
  • Licensed motorcycle rider is a plus.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Supply Base Manager

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Supply Base Manager. The successful candidate will have a role in product and supply chain development within a cross-functional product/platform project team. In this role, the individual will be responsible for developing and managing a world class global supply chain using total cost of ownership models concepts and knowledge of global markets for your assigned commodities. The person in this position will be the driver of the supply selection, supplier management including QBR processes and supplier negotiations. Knowledge of supply bases in Asia and EU are highly desired. This position will work out of our corporate offices in Scotts Valley, California and reports to the Director of Developmental Purchasing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Quality & Cost – Key resource for developing cost targets for new product vehicles, vehicle systems and components, communicating component part or vehicle system performance information, and managing activities to component level quality and reduce vehicle system costs.
  • Product Development and Program Management – This position will work closely with Development Engineering to ensure that the best cost / technology decision are incorporated into new product designs. Ensures that activity within the purchasing community aligns with the Zero Product Development Methodology. Achieve compliance to the Methodology by managing QCT to targets development time lines, and capital costs. Explore new sourcing and process ideas and suggestions with suppliers in concert with Developmental Engineering. Effective and complete transition of sourcing decisions to Operational Purchasing.
  • Communication - This position will be responsible for supplier interface between Zero’s Supplier base and internal customers in Developmental Engineering, Industrial Design, Test, Marketing, Manufacturing and Operations Purchasing. This position is highly visible to all company management levels and requires the ability to present progress and data in a clear and concise manner.
Required Education/Experience:
  • This position requires 5 – 7 years international supplier management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Electrical Engineer or Mechanical Engineering with experience with transportation related electronics.
  • Demonstrated performance and experience in technical competencies of procurement, engineering, or quality is required.
  • Knowledge of TS16949 or similar quality system and PPAP documentation is desired in this position.
  • 25-35% international travel is expected.
  • Fluency in Mandarin is highly desired
Skills and Attributes:
  • The candidate must have the knowledge and hands-on experience in the development, production, and/or procurement of components and/or subsystems, preferably within a TS16949 registered, power sports or motorcycle manufacturing environment.
  • The candidate must have a thorough understanding of how to implementing strategic purchasing relationships with suppliers.
  • Attention to detail, “Can Do” attitude, good communication and people skills are required.
  • The candidate must have strong knowledge of concurrent product and process development techniques and supply chain management, starting with new product development through EOL.
  • The candidate must have a strong knowledge of operations techniques including but not limited to quality systems, lean manufacturing/development, cost modeling/analysis, benchmarking, and other continuous improvement tools.
  • A passion for motorcycles is a plus.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 10 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Powertrain Engineer

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently recruiting for a Powertrain Engineer Control Specialist. This position will work with motor controller partner to build the next generation controller for Zero Motorcycles. Optimize powertrain performance with the Zero Motorcycles engineering team, supporting the team with integration of the motor controller, and overall system architecture where required. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and will report to the Director of Powertrain Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage requirements and specifications between Zero Motorcycles and our motor controller partner.
  • Visit suppliers for collaborative development.
  • Performance tuning of powertrain.
Required Education/Experience:
  • B.S in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Extensive experience with embedded systems, hardware and software.
  • Minimum 2 years Electric Vehicle powertrain or similar system experience.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Problem solving and process oriented design skills
  • Passion for development of new technologies
  • Organized, superior attention to detail
  • Diligent, reliable and tenacious
  • Motorcycle experience an asset
Other Requirements: (if applicable)
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Licensed motorcycle rider is a plus.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • The employee must be able to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access equipment, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

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