Category: San Diego

San Diego – Aptera Motors – Commodity Buyer

Commodity BuyerLocation: San Diego, CADepartment: Supply ChainEmployment Type: Full-time, Must be on site   About Aptera Motors:

Aptera Motors delivers the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles, made possible by breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing. We’re a dynamic young company based in San Diego, California. Our solar production team will be on campus Wednesday through Friday recruiting for various engineering and business roles. If you’re interested, fill out our form at   ● Lead the strategic sourcing process for the vehicle zone (Battery, Body in White, Chassis, Drivetrain, High Voltage, Interior, Low Voltage, Solar)   ● Develop competitive sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps, conduct Make vs Buy analysis   ● Lead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDA’s, SOW’s, and Production Supply Agreements   ● Develop material cost forecasts and estimates for commodities based on designs and specifications   ● Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities, and develop a sourcing strategy and roadmap for Aptera development and production aims   ● Perform detailed analysis of supplier quote submissions based on lead time risks and cost structure breakdown data while referencing supporting should-cost models   ● Support identification of material cost optimization and process improvement opportunities   ● Actively manage supplier relationships and performance using KPI’s   ● Support Engineering and Finance teams to optimize cost targets   ● Work closely with Program Management to track sourcing progress and execute vehicle build eventsBasic Qualifications:   ● Bachelor’s in Business, Finance, Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical) or related discipline   ● Motivated and eager to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment   ● Familiarity with RFP/RFQ process   ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and G-suite   ● Excellent negotiation skills   ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good follow-up habits   ● Ability to build and maintain positive and strong working relationships   ● Exceptional organization ability and attention to detail   ● Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various teams including engineers, finance, legal, and supply chain personnel   ● Tolerant of direct discourse and promotion of free and open exchange of ideas in the workplace      Preferred Qualifications (It is not expected that a candidate has all the following, but please make a note if you do):

   ● 3+ years of relevant experience sourcing from and managing commercial business relationships with large suppliers in an Automotive, Electronics, or high-volume manufacturing business   ● Minimum of 3.5 GPA or a significant professional or personal accomplishment   ● Experience with ERP Systems, NetSuite preferred   ● Experience drafting and reviewing appropriate NDA and Purchase Agreement language   ● Ability to travel up to 25% (nationally and internationally)   ● Strong analytical ability to break down complex problems and data sets to derive meaningful, actionable results   ● Ability to understand Engineering requirements and provide focused supply-chain solutions   ● Experience with tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers   ● Experience negotiating global contracts

Menlo Park, CA – Silver Lake 2020 Distinguished Scholars Program – Scholarship

Silver Lake 2020 Distinguished Scholars Program

Program Description

Silver Lake is a global technology investing firm with 20+ years of history making notable investments in market-leading franchises—such as Alibaba, Dell Technologies, GoDaddy, Skype, Cornerstone, and Motorola Solutions—in partnership with world-class management teams and delivering accelerating scale and superior investment returns.

Silver Lake’s inaugural Distinguished Scholars Program is a one-week curriculum targeting high- achieving undergraduate women who wish to learn about private equity investing at a leading global investment firm. The Distinguished Scholars will have a unique immersive opportunity to work at a private equity firm as an undergraduate. Silver Lake will be admitting 4 – 8 Distinguished Scholars across top-tier universities in the U.S. to learn alongside our full-time professional leaders in Silicon Valley. The Distinguished Scholars will also gain insights to our firm’s business, industry, and culture and receive training with best-in-class investors, deal and portfolio company exposure, direct mentorship, expert operating and investor panels, networking functions, among other events. Exceptional Distinguished Scholars will come out of this program with a unique and differentiated experience and may be considered for a future full-time position with the firm.

Who Can Apply

The Distinguished Scholar role is open to women candidates currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university graduating between December 2020 and June 2021. We are looking for students with an outstanding record of academic achievement and a strong interest in businesses and financial markets. We value diversity of thought, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and are looking for motivated, resourceful, analytical people with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills who enjoy tackling new challenges and solving intellectual problems.

Program Logistics

Saturday, May 16, 2020 to Friday, May 22, 2020

All events will be held at or near our Silver Lake office in Menlo Park, California. The Distinguished Scholars will be paid and will receive travel & accommodations for the duration of the program.

Application Details

Candidates interested in applying to the program must submit all of the following documents to by Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5pm Pacific Time:

  1. Current resume with candidate’s up-to-date contact information
  2. Copy of unofficial transcript
  3. Cover letter (1-2 pages maximum), which addresses the following:

(i) Why are you applying / What do you hope to gain from the program; (ii) Describe one of your greatest accomplishments;
(iii) Tell us about a challenge or obstacle you’ve had to overcome;
(iv) What is a business that really interests you, and why?

  1. Should you be selected for an interview, we will ask for 2 references (including name, phone #, email, organization / title and relationship to you), ideally, of people you have worked with at a prior job / internship or a professor / university affiliate. Please be prepared to provide this information.

Applications with documents missing will not be considered. After submitting an application, candidates as part of follow-up screening may be asked to participate in a video interview.

Who We Are

Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $230 billion of revenue annually and employs 370,000 people globally. For more information about Silver Lake and its portfolio, please visit

San Diego – Corona Enterprises – Internship

My name is Cody and I graduated from Duke in 2012 with a degree in Environmental Science & Policy, with a focus on the methods and motivations of sustainable development.

I founded Corona my sophomore year hoping to use it as a tool to create positive social impact. To me, the vast inequality in the world is unacceptable when we have all the technology, wealth, and resources to create abundance and eliminate poverty. We’re working to create an economy that regenerates the natural environment as a matter of course, and doesn’t base your ability to have a decent meal and a warm place to sleep on your productive capacity.

We’re looking to hire an intern for the spring and/or summer to help us expand the business and begin fundraising in order to fund several in-house projects. We are looking for expertise ranging from engineering to marketing, operations to finance and in between.

Applicants must have an earnest desire to at least attempt to save the world.

How to apply: Send an email to with subject: Internship.  Include a copy of your resume and what your dream job was when you were 12.