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Associate Buyer

Company: Soligent
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSoligent 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. Looking to join a purpose-driven, operationally focused, and growing team making a positive impact in the world? Thriving in a remote, fast-paced, dynamic environment, the Associate Buyer takes a hands-on approach in carrying out Soligent's procurement strategies and vendor communication, playing an instrumental part in bringing clean, affordable, and modern energy to the world.Helps Soligent makes a positive impact by:
                      • Placing POs, drop ship orders and stocking
                      • Inputting order confirmations and tracking received and following up with suppliers on open orders.
                      • Completing real-time purchase price updates and related communication to stakeholders
                      • Processing and monitoring VRAs
                      • Tracking ERD and communicating updates real time to stakeholders
                      • Coordinating with warehouses on delivery status and communication to and from suppliers, including arranging freight pick-up from suppliers or for warehouse transfers.
                      • Coordinating with warehouses and suppliers on damaged inbound product and shipping discrepancies
                      • Monitoring and pushing communication on expedited shipments and updates with suppliers
                      • Working with suppliers when there are any shipping issues or discrepancies with product (e.g. damaged
                      • boxes, different quantity, poor quality, VRAs, etc).
                      • Interfacing with all departments and resolving problems and issues as necessary.
                      • Covering for the planners as needed, including sending out data to suppliers or helping respond to sales or supplier questions.
                      • Confirming order confirmations match exactly to purchase orders in the system.
                      • Maintaining and reporting out on individual and team objectives, key results, and KPIs.
                      • Maintaining SOPs and instructions in the system on moving to new products and other processes
                      • Occasionally joining supplier calls and building a relationship with supplier contacts
                      • Supporting with all other duties as assigned by managerLocation: RemoteRequirements: The Associate Buyer must have the following skills:
                        • 2+ Years of recent experience in a Buying, Purchasing, or Procurement role.
                        • In-depth Excel knowledge; experience working with large data sets in Excel
                        • Proficiency with ERP systems- NetSuite preferred.
                        • Successful experience working with internal and external stakeholders, including customers and vendor partners
                        • Ability to communicate effectively with partners at all levels
                        • Ability to act as a flexible and innovative team player with a roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and a hands-on approach
                        • Ability to manage time effectively and be focused on setting and executing clear objectives and priorities
                        • Commitment to excellence and high standards
                        • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasm
                        • Ability to exercise strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
                        • Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills Compensation for this role for a candidate based in Colorado is expected to be between $48,000- $50,000 and for a candidate in NYC is expected to be between $48,000- $50,000, but may be higher or lower in other States due to geographic differentials in the labor market.BenefitsMedical, Dental, Vision, 401K, HSA, FSA, Unlimited PTO

Keywords: Soligent, Petaluma , Associate Buyer, Other , Petaluma, California

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