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Solar Category Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH137266
  • Location: USA, Texas, Houston
  • Sector: Solar, Renewables
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 28/11/2018


. This role is defined as more strategic sourcing requiring a technical background and analytical planning skills compared to doing a more tactical sourcing with more developed vendors.

The Hiring Manager is Timothy Chu, Category Lead Renewables.
Compensation: $84k-$113k per year, + 15% STI Bonus (Short Term Incentive). We might be willing to pay more if we find the right candidate but would like to stay in that range.

Target IPP/utility in USA to look at : Sempra , Clearway (NRG) , Excel, Mission Edison
Developers to look at: Spower, first solar, etc..:

We are looking for talented and motivated people to create the future of energy. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity, and help us meet the energy challenges of today and tomorrow. The Role: Solar Category Manager Purpose This individual contributor role has been recently created as part of North America Strategic Sourcing and Supply's Team based in Houston, which function serves as one of the critical levers to achieve wider business transformation. This position will be responsible for developing implementing, and leading overall category strategy for Solar, optimizing its spend leverage across NA business entities to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO while managing Quality and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). Location/Department Houston / Procurement Status Salaried - Exempt Essential Job Functions * Partner with key internal stakeholders and drive alignment with senior management on Solar category strategy and Sourcing Plan * Analyze spend and identify opportunity to consolidate Solar spend across NA business entities to create leverage, improve TCO and deliver cost savings target * Lead competitive RFP bid for all solar projects, negotiate with suppliers and manage contracts to drive value and mitigate risks * Develop and implement category strategy in close cooperation with Engie Group Category Manager Team * Provide category market condition, pricing analysis, identify potential supply and demand challenges/ opportunities and monitor technological advances in Solar industry * Responsible for creation and documentation of competitive bidding process for Solar to be used across business entities * Work closely with Engineering, Project Management & EHS to identify and qualify suppliers and manage strategic suppliers through SRM program * Assist Business Development Team on M & A and Estimation for potential solar project acquisition or bids * Lead by example and deliver excellence in customer service to internal stakeholders in Plants operations * Carry out other duties as assigned Requirements * Strong knowledge of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management * Demonstrated ability to be innovative, lead and drive changes * Strong relationship management skills and the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with senior management. * Ability and willingness to travel as needed * Advanced skill in Excel, Access, Power Pivots & Microsoft ProjectEssential Physical Abilities * Ability to meet highest attendance requirements * Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally * Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy * Ability to use personal computer, excel spreadsheets mandatoryEducation/Experience * Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or Engineering * Preferred: MBA in Supply Chain or Business Administration * 7+ years of commercial negotiations and contracting experience with a preference for experience in Ground mount and Rooftop Solar equipment (PV module, Inverters, and Racking/Balance of system) * Experience with Procurement tools such as SAP, Ariba or Coupa Working Environment Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

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