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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Soligent
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Soligent is the largest pure play solar distributor in the Americas. At Soligent, we envision a world where solar isn't just the cleanest choice for power: it's the obvious choice. Our mission is to empower homeowners and installers with a tool-set that transforms the way the world produces energy. We do this by hiring talented people, empowering our team, and being mission driven. Soligent has been featured by the White House, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The World Economic Forum, and the Atlantic among other publications. In this role, you will see and participate in the interworking of a high growth entrepreneurial large company in a sector that changes the world.Why Soligent?

  • We are the largest business of its kind in the world. With 5,000 customers in 45 countries, Soligent is an established industry leader in solar with the fast-paced and entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.
    • You will be part of a vital team at the forefront of transforming how people use energy. Drive positive change in the world while working with the best and brightest. Our executives have built and led successful billion-dollar companies.
      • We invest in you. You will learn the ins and outs of solar, be exposed to roles across the company, and receive quality training.Why You?
        • Are you mission driven? At Soligent, solar is more than a job; it's our future.
          • Do you see solutions where others see problems? You're not satisfied with the status quo; you constantly think about how to improve processes.
            • Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty? You understand the big picture but also have an innate ability to drill down and execute with high attention to detail.
              • Can you execute individually but enjoy working with a team? We support a strong culture of teamwork where it's about the collective gain. Feedback is a big part of that.
                • Does your word mean everything, you take responsibility for outcomes, and are incredibly persistent? We have a culture of integrity and accountability.
                  • Do you connect the dots easily? You can see how your role fits in with the organization.
                    • Are you fun to be around and able to wear many hats? Soligent is a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture. We believe saving the world should be fun.
                      Do you like taking a hands-on approach in negotiations, RFPs, and process creation that adds immense value to an organization that is making a positive impact? At Soligent, you will shape and lead how Soligent makes important data-driven sourcing decisions that lead to high impact savings. Moreover, you will be responsible for building strong partnerships, sourcing new products, and driving substantial impact for Soligent.Helps Soligent make a positive impact by:
                      • Creating and executing a procurement strategy by category that leads to best in class pricing, partnerships, and product and category additions
                      • Providing substantial margin accretion by architecting the key levers for contracts which will be the binding glue between Soligent and its manufacturers
                      • Deploying best in class processes in designing, driving, and executing RFIs and RFPs
                      • Supporting leadership with a data-backed strategy to support with or take lead on negotiations and partnership conversations
                      • Designing and implementing category strategies utilizing various value levers that deliver improved cost, reduced risk and more efficient processes
                      • Helping to build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partnering across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
                      • Evaluating and implementing appropriate software solutions for sourcing and simplifying outreach, bidding, and contracting
                      • Providing guidance to our supply chain team on sourcing strategies
                      • Identifying, documenting, and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement
                      • Supporting with all other duties as assigned by managerLocation: RemoteRequired Skills/Proficiencies:
                        • Minimum 3 years of purchasing experience, global preferred
                        • Strong foundational knowledge of purchasing and strategic sourcing principles such as: TCO, supplier collaboration, design to cost, risk management, price leverage, organizational design, and global sourcing
                        • Experience with sourcing process methodology that fits a best in class industry benchmark
                        • Experience assessing and driving transformational improvements across purchasing and sourcing organizations
                        • Ideal candidate will have a background in executing sourcing transformation projects to include the deployment of process improvements; experience with Asia is a plus
                        • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics with in-depth Excel knowledge
                        • Experience with the development, implementation, transition, and/or entire overhaul of sourcing and purchasing models to support supply chain initiatives
                        • Ability to synthesize diverse ideas, facts, and data into a cohesive analysis that includes problem statement, solution hypotheses, and robust data analysis to support recommendations
                        • Commitment to excellence and high standards
                        • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
                        • Ability to exercise strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
                        • Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
                        • Ability to act as a flexible and innovative team player with a roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and a hands-on approach
                        • Prior experience with sourcing software platforms
                        • Proficiency with ERP/MRP/DRP systems a plus - NetSuite preferredBenefitsMedical, Dental, Vision, 401K, HSA, FSA, Unlimited PTO

Keywords: Soligent, Petaluma , Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Petaluma, California

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