Buyer, Associate Member of Technical Staff




$67,200-$97,500 anually

Job Description

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.


In this role as a Buyer, Associate Member of Technical Staff, you will:

  • Prepare and process purchase requisitions and purchase orders
  • Drive supplier selection decisions, routing spend to preferred suppliers and working with technical teams to identify and source items
  • Generate regular reports to provide status updates and tracking of open orders
  • Assist Sourcing and Supply Managers with supplier onboarding efforts, ensuring that accurate documentation (NDAs, COIs, Terms & Conditions) are in place and supplier information is up to date
  • Work with warehouse team to monitor inventory levels and determine purchasing needs on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate with suppliers to deliver orders on time while building and maintaining positive supplier relations
  • Identify procurement process issues and drive continuous improvement efforts

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor Degree and / or 2-3+ years procurement or purchasing experience
    • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to stay organized and exhibit high attention to detail
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Experience working in R&D or manufacturing environments
    • CPP certification preferred
    • Experience with procure-to-pay (P2P) platforms is a plus
  • This position is required to perform these above essential duties and responsibilities onsite at our QS offices.


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary range for this role is $67,200-$97,500, but a salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience and educational background.
  • QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan.
  • In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employee paid health care, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

Manufacture : San Jose

1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
P: 408 326 0591


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605