Senior Buyer, Hardware



Accounting & Finance, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Who we are

Our team is the first in the world to use autonomous vehicles on public roads using end-to-end deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning. Leveraging our multi-national world-class research team, we’re focusing on using less data to learn more intelligent algorithms to bring autonomy for everyone, everywhere. We aim to be the future of self-driving cars, not vehicles that are told how to drive through hand-coded rules and maps, but ones which learn from experience and data.

Where you will have an impact

We’re looking for a Senior Buyer who is excited to work with our hardware team to bring our components and vehicle together to deliver the next generation of autonomous vehicles. In this role, you’ll be working cross-functionally between engineering teams, supply chain, finance and managing our suppliers, contract manufacturers, and other manufacturing partners to track materials and drive build readiness. You will also track the costed BOMs and keep track of fully loaded costs of the product.

What you will bring to Wayve


  • Own materials procurement for build activities, tracking and reporting on costs, lead time, and delivery status.
  • Build and drive suppliers and vendors to delivery and build dates, based on Wayve’s manufacturing needs.
  • Coordinate parts inventory and delivery between suppliers, Wayve, and manufacturing partners
  • Ability to do cost accounting for products and track effects of changes.
  • Strong program management and communication skills, with the ability to report current state to a broad team on a fast moving project.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile program environment with aggressive milestones

  • Autonomous Vehicle and Automotive Experience
  • Knowledge of Import and Export operations and regulations

What we offer you

  • Competitive compensation with salary and equity
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A position to shape the future of autonomous driving and to tackle the biggest challenges of our time
  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, therapy, daily yoga, onsite bar, large social budgets, unlimited L&D requests, enhanced parental leave, and more!
  • This is a full-time role based in our office in King’s Cross. If your role is possible to do remotely we support flexible working, including working for up to 2 weeks from anywhere in the world. We trust you to know what works best for your team and projects and ask that you have a healthy presence that enables the right meetings to happen in person and strong relationships to be built.
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