Procurement Specialist

Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Wall, NJ 07719 (HYBRID; 3 days onsite and 2 days remote each week)

Overview: Energize your future and join our Fortune 1000 client's team as they pursue a reliable, sustainable, cleaner energy future. Our client is a diversified energy company where you’ll find a friendly, community-minded environment, with flexible work schedules, opportunities for growth and development, and competitive pay and benefits.  They are currently seeking a Procurement Specialist to support commercial procurement strategies and execute commercial negotiations for solar power generation equipment, construction and professional services in support of clean energy development, engineering, construction, operation and asset management activities.

Major Responsibilities: 
•    Establish and cultivate strategic relationships with suppliers, consultants and contractors in support of their clean, renewable energy construction projects, maintenance and operations.
•    Track supply chain requirements, conduct sourcing and competitive bidding (RFx) processes and negotiate agreements for critical power generation equipment and materials (e.g., solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, solar inverters, trackers, and energy storage equipment).
•    Collaborate with the technical procurement, engineering, construction and operations teams to analyze procurement options and to assist in making equipment supply recommendations that best position their pipeline of renewable energy projects.
•    Maintain ongoing knowledge of current market conditions and their potential impact on cost, lead time and availability of supply.
•    Negotiate and administer renewable energy Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and other third-party vendor contracts in conjunction with the business development and project management teams.
•    Promote strict adherence to all Procurement and other applicable policies and procedures, and recommend modifications as needed.
•    Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement around reporting, vendor management, systems and other processes.
•    Assist with supporting all systems and tools required by Procurement activities, including but not limited to systems related to purchasing and contract management, third-party vendor management and reporting.
•    Ensure that supplier diversity considerations are involved in the planning of sourcing activities.

Your Profile: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, finance, engineering --OR-- equivalent work experience/training.
•    5+ years of relevant experience with proven track record of achievement.
•    Experience with solar/renewable energy equipment and renewable energy EPC contracts.
•    Demonstrated ability to read and interpret design, development, and construction documents, specifications, and bids.
•    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio.
•    Working knowledge of materials and inventory management, logistics, quality assurance, quality control, maintenance and operations.
•    Experience with Oracle Cloud ERP Procurement and IBM Maximo Inventory Management systems is a plus.