The Procurement Director will develop standardized processes and contract templates for procurement of equipment and be the primary point of contact for negotiating contracts and purchase order terms and conditions for major equipment while working with agreements with distributors to support the Construction group. You will support the estimations database by leveraging relationships with key vendors, distributors and contract manufacturers and obtaining updated pricing while spot checking availability and pricing of major equipment as required on specific opportunities. You will reduce procurement related costs for client products (steel, fabrication, actuators, controls, UPS, etc.) based on targets, and source, qualify and engage new supply, manufacturing, logistics partners or equipment suppliers to support RFP’s, site visits and formal audits.
The Procurement Director will reduce and mitigate the risk of single source procurement for all materials, components, assemblies of Client products as well as any other major strategic equipment with a focus of categorizing low cost vs. high cost valid alternatives while managing logistics planning and execution activities, including any duties and tariffs associated with imports and exports of goods and visit project sites and or vendors as needed to deal with product quality issues. You will also work closely as a functional resource (matrix organization) with project Managers to fulfill product and equipment deliverables on time, budget, and with expected quality while providing Project Management guidance and support on change orders to promptly respond to impact, cost implications/overruns and suggest recovery plans from vendors or suppliers. You will anticipate and ensure immediate escalation of issues that could impact the timing or budget to Project Management in a timely manner and provide expertise in development and implementation of an integrated Procurement and Contract Manufacturing System including processes and KPI’s as part of the overall EPC Program Management System.
Additionally you will research and help assess or qualify strategic construction partners (civil, mechanical, electrical) and labor partners in new markets namely Western Canada, Midwest US, Northeast US while participating in trade shows to ensure Client is always up-to-date on new supply/demand dynamics, and new products/innovations availability.
You will also develop internal and external resources for your team and manage responsibilities and workload to ensure optimal utilization of resources for the Modeling, Costing, Proposals and Strategic Procurement activities and schedule priorities. You will maintain clear and effective communications with Manager and team on updates of operations and projects in progress, plan and communicate to direct and functional staff and Manager work-sharing plans, back-up plans for vacations, time travelling during your time-off and ensure your desks, materials, hardware (equipment, tools, etc.), data (server architecture) are maintained, clean, in order and professionally looking at all times. As Manager, you will ensure all your expense reports are submitted and approved per monthly schedule, appropriately filled out according to Company policy and coding prior to approving and track on an on-going basis your time allocation to opportunity and other business development activities and support Accounting with timely monthly submission, if required.
Candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada without restriction for any employer. No sponsorship provided.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
- 5+ years experience in procurement in Solar or a related construction industry.
- Valid driver's license
- Experiences with sourcing and recommending procurement systems
- Strong understanding of Excel.
- Ability to navigate a fast paced environment
- Experience with RFPs/RFQs
- Ability to travel throughout the US and Canada (up to 30%)