Procurement and Logistics Specialist at RightHand Robotics

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At RightHand Robotics, we have a rapidly growing, and highly capable team building robotic piece-picking solutions and deploying them around the globe. Our product is empowering the world’s largest warehouses. If you’re simultaneously excited and a bit terrified about what this could mean for you, good! If working hands-on with robots on a daily basis intrigues you, even better - read on!

We are seeking a self-motivated individual to join our growing Finance team as a Procurement and Logistics Specialist. Your primary responsibilities will be to own/drive the procurement process,  and track and coordinate the movement of all robots shipping from our office to our customer sites. You will devise, implement and manage the tools to execute the responsibilities above.

Outside of the Finance organization, you will join a diverse team with expertise spanning machine learning, software, mechanical & electrical engineering, and manufacturing - this role will interact on a daily basis with all members across the organization. 


Who you are:

  • Have BS/BA in supply chain management, economics, finance, accounting, or a relevant field and 1-3 years of professional experience
  • Approach your work with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Have excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
  • You learn new things quickly and can teach others
  • Self managed and team oriented
  • Run a tight ship in your relentless quest to keep stakeholders across the organization in line when it comes to processes you are responsible for
  • Flexible. Our teams and customers expect a high level of service. This is why we ask that you have the flexibility to collaborate outside of regular work hours (weekends, holidays) and wear different hats from time to time to meet the needs of our global customers


What you will do:

  • Procurement

    • Own procurement processes to ensure efficiency, cost savings, proper documentation, and best practices
    • Prepare requisitions and purchase orders
    • Drive contract negotiations, and partner with vendors to establish terms 
    • Align stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
    • Resolve invoice price and terms discrepancies to enable order processing and payment
    • Assist finance team throughout the procurement cycle to augment forecasting results
    • Assist Materials Manager in vendor selection, management, performance and inventory accuracy
    • Assist with month end close financial processes
    • Recommend new processes or systems for improvement; implement new ideas and strategies
  • Logistics

    • Manage and augment the company’s outbound shipping processes
    • Manage and qualify potential shippers / 3PL partners to assist with all shipments from HQ
    • Coordinate the logistics of all freight and standard shipments both internationally and domestically (e.g. own paperwork, scheduling and pickup/delivery, customs, etc.)
    • Initiate and track RMA’s and shipment of spares to the Support and Deployment teams
    • Manage document workflow to ensure current, accurate and complete audit records


Our perks include:

  • The opportunity to make an immediate and visible impact in an early stage company with lots of potential
  • Play a key role in the scale of an Operations department, where there will be endless opportunities to define and accelerate your career path
  • Passionate and fun teammates
  • Flexible vacation and work schedule
  • Ability to work remotely part-time 
  • Generous premium coverage for medical plans, and stock options
  • Most importantly, ROBOTS, galore!

RightHand Robotics (RHR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have an ongoing commitment to the creation of a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. RHR recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, height, weight, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. At RHR, we are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and a valued member of the team.

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RightHand Robotics is located in vibrant Union Square!

An Insider's view of RightHand Robotics

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office building is a historic post-office with residual architectural elements from the 1930's. The vibe is come-as-you-are, casual, laid back, and friendly. The office is constantly bustling with activity from both team members and robots running 24/7. Our collective interests include FOOD and drink, and general intellectual curiosity.

Colleen MacNeil

Office Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There's never a shortage of tasks you can take on, and therefore I am able to create the job I want as I go. Whenever I ask for more things to do I'm always given new projects. My managers take a sincere interest in what I've got going on and where I see my career going.

Tabitha Akaktan

Operations Administrator

What are RightHand Robotics Perks + Benefits

RightHand Robotics Benefits Overview

RHR is an exciting fast-paced start-up with a flexible work culture and a multitude of generous benefits and perks. We are a company of self-proclaimed foodies so we always have good food, snacks, and drinks stocked in our kitchen and at many company-sponsored events. We have an amazing health plan that includes dental, vision, and mental health coverage, and we also offer stock options.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Team members go to the nearby rock climbing gym together often, and we have daily in-office group meditation.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We have a flexible work schedule where employees can come and go as they please. We support flexibility required due to family/personal obligations, and needing to coordinate with our overseas offices
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
A few times a year we have low-key company sponsored events for our team where friends and family are invited to participate.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
RHR has annual company outings.
Stocked Kitchen
RightHand has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, filtered water and carbonated water, soft drinks, ice cream, and a candy table with Haribo's and Mars' greatest hits.
Some Meals Provided
Our kitchen is stocked with some breakfast goods, including cereals, granola bars, and fruit, and we have a catered team lunch every Friday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once every other week with food and drink provided.
Pet Friendly
RHR's pet policy is dog friendly. Employees can bring in their dog any time, and we try to coordinate with other dog owners via our #pets Slack channel.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
RHR hosts lunch and learns around once a month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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