OX

OX is a social impact automotive start-up with a difference; we are targeting the ~3 billion people in rural emerging markets who have never bought a vehicle, new or used. We are focused on driving prosperous trade in those communities in a way that is net-zero-compatible.

Our strategy is to deliver clean, affordable transport-as-a-service in emerging markets, driving a self-reinforcing cycle of economic growth and social impact. We are doing this by developing as a smart logistics company helping customers get their goods to market via an integrated ecosystem that spans eCommerce, credit, and at the heart, our zero-emissions transport; the OX truck.

We believe that prosperous trade is the most effective means of alleviating poverty and improving access to education, healthcare, and opportunity.

About us

At OX, we work in Agile Scrum teams. This underpins a culture of trust, flexibility, and teamwork. The flat structure at OX means teams can deliver without the need for senior sign-off!

We want to create a team with the following values:

  • Ask hard questions and give honest answers
  • Passionate about making a difference
  • Teamwork enabled by trust

Being a start-up business means things can change quickly, which drives uncertainty, so you must consider this before applying. We expect our teams to be able to adapt and respond to different types of work, broadening your experience. We know start-up environments aren’t for everyone!

The role

You will take an active role in one of the cross-functional teams developing and building the OX trucks. Working alongside engineers and technicians you will support the work by coordinating with outside suppliers, partners and grant funders.

This will include:

  • Managing grant reporting ensuring that we meet the funder's requirements
  • Supplier negotiation and management
  • Procurement and logistics management for builds

You will work with your colleagues and our partners to make the right decisions. There isn’t a lengthy approval process, instead, you and your team agree on what works.

Knowledge required for the role

As a candidate, you should have:

  • Experience in coordination and organisation; this could be as a project manager or in a more general role where events or other activities need to be arranged.
  • Experience in managing finances including tracking, reporting, and ensuring all the paperwork is right!

Any experience in discussing commercial terms with suppliers: agreeing prices, delivery dates is a welcome bonus.

We would also love it if you had experience of grant funding reporting (especially for InnovateUK) - but this can be learned on the job!

Talents valued at OX for this role

  • Collaborator: Strong drive to get involved and deliver as part of a team
  • Creative & a problem solver: Ability to find new solutions to difficult problems
  • Ethical & mission-driven: Clear understanding of the right way to deliver our purpose
  • Organiser: a drive to create order and accuracy
  • Arranger: the ability to manage lots of complex arrangements
  • Persuader: a want to get others (suppliers!) to agree

What we offer you

At OX you will join us on our journey to deliver clean affordable mobility as a service to emerging markets, you will be helping save 42 million tonnes of CO2 while creating 1 million jobs in emerging markets over the next 10 years.

Your salary will be peer-set by your new team as part of the recruitment process. We expect to pay between £25,000 to £45,000 depending on experience.

OX offers working arrangements that work for you and your commitments outside of work. We offer flexible hours, part-time options, and flexible leave to put talent and skill ahead of presenteeism.

As OX grows, we will continue to build on our existing benefit offer which currently consists of:

  • Pension - 5.8% gross salary employer contribution
  • 6 months Maternity leave full pay
  • 2 weeks Paternity leave full pay
  • Ability to share in the success of OX through a Company Option Scheme potentially worth 25% of salary or more
  • Flexible holidays - we keep track of what teams achieve, not how many days you are sat at your desk

OX is an equal opportunities employer. Whatever path you took to get here, whatever background you’re from, please apply to join our team if this role excites you. We welcome part-time applications and those returning to work. We’re building a community of passionate individuals that share our goal; come and join in.

WFH / Office requirements

OX and the truck teams have recently established their first permanent base near Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. The teams' work pattern is therefore evolving from a 100% work from home to a hybrid model. This role could be 100% remote, but it is likely that to be fully effective you will want to spend some time working on-site.