Senior Buyer (Direct)

Number of employees

220

Long Beach, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-01-17

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and powering a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale – for the first time in history.

In November 2020, TIME included Heliogen’s HelioHeat™ technology on its Best Inventions of 2020 list. In April 2020, Fast Company selected Heliogen as a recipient of a 2020 World Changing Ideas Award for its technology. The company won the Energy category.

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on decarbonizing industry and empowering a sustainable civilization. Powered by AI, computer vision, and robotics, Heliogen’s concentrating solar thermal solutions turn sunlight into heat, steam, power or green hydrogen fuel to help industries such as mining, cement, steel, and transportation transition to clean energy. For ambitious business and technology professionals seeking to have a meaningful impact on climate change and the health of humanity and our planet, Heliogen offers the opportunity to address global challenges through collaboration with a world-class, dynamic team of forward-thinking leaders. 

You Aspire To: 

At Heliogen we are using technology to cost-effectively replace fossil fuels and solve the world’s CO2 problem. We are looking for a Senior buyer to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to help fight climate change. The purpose of this position is to effectively manage large, complex supplier procurement activities and cross-functional relationships ensuring best practice purchasing techniques are applied.  In addition, this role will be responsible to develop, implement, and manage strategic sourcing activities and commodity strategies, support new product introduction activities, and support integrated product teams. Passion for Green Renewable Energy is required!

Responsibilities 

  • Proactively seek new opportunities, ideas, techniques and materials to drive product innovation with both new and existing suppliers
  • Evaluates stability and sets strategy for current and potential suppliers with regard to financial health, staffing, quality, throughput, and technical capability
  • Manage supplier relationships to ensure quality, cost, delivery, and responsiveness targets are achieved eradicating and/or escalating problems efficiently both internally and externally to minimize impact on our business
  • Identify part supply constraints that may impact production schedule, and create mitigation plan
  • Work directly with key suppliers to develop and implement sourcing and cost management strategies that support existing platforms and new product development
  • Communicates with suppliers and personnel to establish clear definition of requirements, and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions
  • Act as the supplier interface for supplier pre-qualifications, bid solicitations, bid analysis, award as recommendations and commitments, including aspects of purchase order administration
  • Manage cost aggressively to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts
  • Drive internal and external process improvements to enhance efficiency and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Understands and executes work in accordance with the sourcing strategy, compliance to the Approved Suppliers List, project financing considerations, and respective tariff and quota risk
  • Accountable for integrity of records management for assigned work and for ensuring supplier master data within MRP is accurate
  • Develop and foster cross-functional relationships to ensure all business goals are aligned

 What's Essential:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain/Operations Management, Economics/Finance, or similar
  • 5+ years of demonstrated success in strategic sourcing role
  • Strong knowledge of contract structures, contract negotiations, and contract implementation
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills; MS Excel proficient, financial modeling preferred
  • Proven ability to onboard and contract pricing agreements with suppliers
  • Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and/or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience
  • Experience in sourcing from a global supply base using various contractual models
  • Proven success working on cross-functional new product introduction projects, completing cost models, and negotiating
  • Ability to influence actions/decisions of internal stakeholders, as well as suppliers
  • Able to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally (when current environment permits)
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion

Desirable Experience:

  • Oracle Experience
  • Prior experience in rapid growth environment
  • CPM, CSCP certification or equivalent
  • Project Management Experience
  • Six sigma/lean process improvement experience
  • Proficient in SQL

California only full-time salary range between $90,000 - $160,000 + equity + benefits.

Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator, and became a public company (NYSE: HLGN) in December 2021. For more information about Heliogen, please visit heliogen.com. 

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