The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for developing standardized processes and contract templates - with support of legal counsels if required - for procurement of equipment while serving as the primary point of contact for negotiating contract and/or purchase order terms and conditions for major equipment, agreement with distributors and support the Construction group on contract for any subcontracted services.
You will support the maintenance of the estimations database by leveraging relationships with key vendors, distributors and contract manufacturers and obtaining monthly/quarterly updated pricing against our pipeline, spot check availability and prices of major equipment as required on specific opportunities, reduce procurement related costs for our company products (steel, fabrication, actuators, controls, UPS, etc.) based on targets set by Manager, and source, qualify and engage new supply, manufacturing, logistics partners or equipment suppliers to support the markets of focus through RFP’s, site visits/formal audits (part of the 30% travel allowance) and approval by management.
You will reduce and mitigate the risk of single source procurement for all materials, components, assemblies for company products as well as any other major strategic equipment with a focus of categorizing low cost vs. high cost valid alternatives, manage 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, if required.
Additionally you will lead pipeline forecasting communication, quarterly pricing and commercial negotiations with key equipment suppliers (solar modules, inverters, battery storage, racking systems – fixed or tracking), recommend and draft for review and approval by Manager strategic MSA’s with supporting business cases, and share new technology reports/updates from major equipment suppliers with NA team, when relevant.
Must be located and legally entitled to work in Canada without restriction. No sponsorship provided.
- 5+ years experience in Procurement Management
- 3+ years experience in Solar Procurement
- Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to train and mentor a team.
- Experience with manufacturing process a plus
- Ability to travel up to 40%