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Global Head of Procurement

Company: NovaSource Power
Location: Chandler
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Head of Global Strategic Procurement
Company Overview
NovaSource Power Services is the premier global service partner for renewables asset owners ready to fuel smart growth. As an O&M-focused company with over 20 years of operating experience, NovaSource has the global reach and strategic capabilities to achieve our client's renewables goals around the world.
Our turn-key services optimize each step of our client's project lifecycles - from commissioning to decommissioning and everything in between. Our approach creates success for our clients, and stability for our teams, and enables us to build a world-class culture of excellence. And that's how we empower a renewable world.
Job Description:
The Head of Global Strategic Procurement will establish and lead a team of procurement professionals to enable lowest total cost supply chain, logistics, and inventory management solutions for solar power plants and distributed generation sites operated and maintained by NovaSource Power Services across a global fleet of projects.
The Head of Global Strategic Procurement's goal is to create scalable global commodity, logistics, and inventory management strategies that enhance Nova Source's ability to deliver value to customers through higher availability plants and lower cost of service. The supply chain group is a key component of the organization and will be run as a profit center. The Head of Global Strategic Procurement reports to the President and closely coordinates efforts with Business Unit (BU) Leaders, support functions, and senior managers from the field operations teams.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish, in close collaboration with the BUs, the sourcing strategy for critical parts and components
Establish pricing strategies to BU gross margin targets
Develop parts availability strategies for real and virtual inventory to optimize inventory balance sheet impacts against plant availability objectives
Develop a global procurement strategy to lever volume in larger markets to deliver differentiated pricing globally
Collaborate with NovaSource product management team on an OEM strategy where NovaSource can partner with OEMs to provide services as well as have preferred procurement relationships
Work with the NovaSource Performance Engineering team to foster collaboration with OEMs on product improvements that support higher plant availability and lower cost of service for NovaSource.
Collaborate with the NovaSource Product Management team to develop an obsolete hardware management strategy
Develop inventory and logistics strategies to ensure part availability targets are met
Support supplier's accountability for cost, schedule, and quality, aiding in escalations as needed to ensure prompt, effective actions are taken
Drive continuous improvement of the existing BOS supplier base through the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) process
Collaborate with the Engineering and Robotics products teams to meet cost targets on the cost reduction roadmap
Supervise the preparation of negotiation plans and lead negotiations with key suppliers
Ensure negotiated costs and other T&Cs are always kept up to date with appropriate databases
Define and develop a services procurement strategy Enable multi giga-watt volume in key markets

Create a best-in-class procurement services organization Develop services suppliers who can support sites
Create a service cost database that enables quick cost analysis

Improve existing management operating system Product delivery tracking status and frequency
Budget tracking status and frequency
Standardization of the reporting toolset

Executive update and reporting Be an executive leader to update organizational progress and status
Ensure cross-functional alignment to one source of forecast, order, delivery, and cost data

Define a management operating system that aligns each organization internally and externally in a structured and disciplined manner providing a clear cadence for data collection as well as a systematic process for reporting to the executive team.
Work closely with project management teams to create an optimized supply chain support organization that provides clear role accountability, lines of communication, and optimizes each organization's strengths and roles
Critical to supporting these activities will be establishing a standard set of supplier quality and readiness metrics for both initial lots and run rate
In-depth knowledge of procurement systems and business/customers, combined with a technical understanding of component manufacturing process and functionality
Expert experience as a business leader in procurement strategies and trends
Minimum Requirements
A Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Supply Chain, Engineering/Technical Degree, and 15+ years of related experience, required
Experience leading people and working effectively across functions and across business cultures
Experience in supplier management and materials management - experience in construction or product development a plus
Effective project management, negotiation, contract management, and interpersonal communication skills
Familiarity with ERP systems
Other Pertinent Requirements
25% of travel required
Relocation assistance will be provided to the selected candidate

PI175529765

Keywords: NovaSource Power, Chandler , Global Head of Procurement, Other , Chandler, Arizona

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