Pine Gate Renewables is seeking a motivated Director of Commodities that is excited about working in the dynamic renewable energy industry. In this role, you will drive the strategy and execution of procurement for major equipment. Ideally, you have 3 or more years of procurement experience with an established network of contacts in the solar industry. This position reports directly to the VP of Pre-Construction and will be a key role on our dynamic procurement team. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze all suppliers in order to select the most suitable suppliers who are able to deliver high quality products at competitive pricing
  • Monitor pricing indices of raw materials to determine optimal procurement timing of commodities such as wire and steel for racking foundations
  • Negotiate with suppliers on lead-time, cost and quality so as to obtain the maximum benefit for the company
  • Manage suppliers to meet objectives related to cost, delivery performance, schedule and quality
  • Develop purchasing or sourcing strategies based on portfolio analyses and supplier preferencing study
  • Define and maintain documented category and supplier strategies using market and competitive data
  • Develop, implement, and drive the procurement strategies in order to meet cost savings targets
  • Review and manage the supplier base to ensure consistency with the sourcing strategy
  • Perform regular performance review with suppliers to drive continuous improvements
  • Create monthly performance reviews and reports focusing on overall sourcing requirements
  • Ensure commercial, legal and contractual compliances in all the procurement transactions
  • Adopt appropriate supplier management methodologies and procurement strategies in purchasing to secure better prices
  • Coordinate with vendor on continuous quality improvement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES

  • 3+ years of solar experience in a procurement role
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration or renewables/sustainable energy
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-start in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, priority setting and time management skills
  • Highly collaborative team member
  • Works well under pressure

At Pine Gate Renewables, we are committed to developing solar farms throughout the country. Our approach utilizes experience-backed management and real-time industry knowledge to site and develop projects in a way that delivers the maximum benefit to communities, utilities and investors. We work hard, and we like to have fun along the way.

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