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.
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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.
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The Sourcing Specialist will drive all the local sourcing activities in India for the key direct materials including but not limited to fabrication items, containers, inverters, Lithium Ion Cells & battery modules/packs, telecommunication racks and servers, HVAC, fire panels, other electrical components & mechanical items. This person will report directly to the Manager – Sourcing and will work with him for the India localization efforts and also act as a Sourcing business partner for the engineering group supporting them on the NPD sourcing side for prototyping. This includes supporting the business through the end-to-end S2C (Source to Contract) process - Requirement finalization, market analysis, Supplier identification & shortlisting, running RFx process, negotiation, supplier qualification & finalization, contract execution; SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) process.
This person is also expected to standardize & streamline these processes as they may not be streamlined and optimized given the relatively new setup of the business in India.
Finding end to end Source to Contract (S2C) Process for the Direct Category focusing on TCO & ESG - Requirement finalization, market analysis, Supplier identification & shortlisting, running RFx process, negotiation, supplier qualification & finalization, contract execution
Assess and manage the sourcing risk for the commodities, considering geopolitical, geographical and financial risks.
Managing Supplier relationship management (SRM) for the suppliers under Direct category: Defining & managing KPIs, Conducting QBRs & ABRs with key suppliers, leading discussions around industry trends, innovation, technology advancement etc.
Contract Management: Defining appropriate level of contract required per supplier spend & criticality and working with the contracts manager to execute the required contracts to achieve an optimum level of contract coverage
Business & Stakeholder alignment: Act as a Sourcing business partner and extended team of the engineering and business leaders to enable their teams to achieve high performance levels and ensuring the alignment of communication, stakeholder engagement, participation and overall internal customer satisfaction
Benchmarking: Reviewing respective industry best practices, cost & quality benchmarking, technology & innovation benchmarking
•Compliance: Ensure compliance to company guidelines, procurement policies and procedures
Other reporting requirement: S2C related KPIs, Supplier Performance KPIs, Cost Savings, Cost avoidance, On time delivery, Managed vs. non managed spend, ESG factors, Risk scoring
Qualifications & Skills
•Bachelor’s Degree or graduation is required in engineering, commerce, or related field. Master’s Degree or Post graduation diploma in Operations, Supply Chain or Business is preferred
•Professional certificate in Supply Chain is preferred: CPSM, CPSD, CPIM, CSCP, CLTS or CIPS level/s.
•Good exposure to India based suppliers in the following categories – Mechanical Fabrication, Electro-mechanical assembly & boxes, Electrical assembly, inverters; Lithium-Ion cells, batteries & modules; HVAC, Chillers, tele communication racks, servers, Fire panels
•Good understanding of the import duty structures, FTA rules etc.
•Good understanding of the Trade Compliance & Control, SOX compliance, Conflict minerals
•Understanding & experience in Zero based costing, TCO analysis
•Knowledge and experience in NPD and products localizations
•General computer proficiency with MS 365 or equivalent collaboration tools, MS Excel, Power BI etc.
•Well versed & working experience with ERP (NetSuite, SAP, Oracle, etc.)
•Well versed & working experience with S2C, SRM tools/business systems (Ariba, Coupa, SRM)
•Excellent communication (Verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
•Project Management Skills (PMI certification is an added advantage)
•Excellent Presentation skills
•Analytical & problem-solving skills, Agile and adaptable.
•Exposure to Spend Analytics and opportunity assessment
•Good Understanding of Sourcing & Procurement Domain
•Must be self-driven, organized, planning skills and be able to work in a fast-paced team environment
•Preferred experience: 4~7 Years total in sourcing direct materials
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.