Procurement Specialist EMEA (m/f/d)

Number of employees

1010

Erlangen, Germany, Germany

Posted on: 2024-01-31

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
For more information, visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. To stay up to date on the latest industry insights, sign up for Fluence's Full Potential Blog.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The Procurement Specialist in Sales activity will be responsible for the day-to-day procurement activities including but not limited to vendor sourcing, RFI/RFQ preparation and issuance, bid evaluation and negotiation in a team, and contractual terms finalization.  They will also support other departments and units in procurement related activities when needed. The Procurement Specialist will be based in Erlangen, Germany and work in a team with Deal Team Members from different countries and report to Project Procurement Lead.

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Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

Responsibilities - challenging and future-oriented

  • Procurement activities in large-scale and construction tenders in Deal Teams.
  • Sourcing plans development together with the team per tender.
  • Prepare and issue RFIs, RFQs.
  • Analyze and compare quotes (from prices, T&Cs, lead time, list of exclusions, etc perspective).
  • Market resource and suppliers´ analyzes (financial capability, capacity, references, etc).
  • Evaluate and negotiate in a team and propose to Deal Team awards of the bid, that meets specifications, T&Cs,quality, budget,and schedule.
  • Daily contact with Deal Team Members (Business Development Manager, Sales Engineering, Commercial Project Manager, etc) and Project Execution Team Members.
  • Reporting.
  • Maintain and upload procurement files.
  • Skills & Qualifications - solid and adequate

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Supply Chain and/or Procurement or a related field.
  • Ideally 5+ years of experience in procurement and supply chain and 3+ years in Sales. 
  • FamiliarwithbusinesslawandprocurementpracticesintheUKandtheEuropeanUnion
  • Preferably at least 3 years work with contract management with UK/EU companies.
  • Experience in applying organizational standards when developing requests for proposals/quotes,negotiating terms,and drafting contracts.
  • Understanding of practices of project management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability working in a matrixed and global organization.
  • Ability to organize, manage processes, set deadlines, and follow up to ensure schedules are met.
  • Ability to act as a liaison between various teams and divisions in the company.
  • Strong Team player with demonstrated experience in working effectively within their own organization and cross-functionally.
  • Ability to work in dependently.
  • Problem solving, negotiation and organizational skills.
  • Ability to process information and manage multiple conflicting priorities to drive to successful outcome (i.e. Multi-task).
  • Flexible and versatile to provide on demand support in quick reaction and immediate demand situations.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel).
  • Required travel: 30%.
  • Knowledge of ERP Netsuite will be an advantage.
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