Come join the world's largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero-carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world's energy future.
RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance, and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) is seeking a Procurement Buyer to join the central Procurement Team, with the purpose of achieving competitive advantage through the application of best practices in supply management and driving overall business profitability.
The Procurement Buyer will collaborate with construction project teams, engineering, estimating, legal, insurance and other groups to procure services, materials, and equipment to support successful construction projects.
Issue RFPs, perform bid evaluations, negotiate prices and contracts to include price, schedule, scope, performance guarantees, specifications, and other legal and commercial terms favorable to RES.
Enter Purchase Orders into the Business World accounting system and issue them to suppliers and subcontractors with documentation upon approval.
Arrange, track, and expedite the timely delivery of services, materials, and equipment to meet site expectations, holds self and others accountable for meeting milestones.
Reports status updates regularly to construction teams and other relevant internal stakeholders.
Multi-tasks and able to prioritize project work load and category portfolio for the given fiscal year.
Participate in required training and follow safety management system (SMS), quality management system (QMS), and environmental management system (EMS) procedures. Work with Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment (HSQE) group to evaluate subcontractors, implement safe practices, and mitigate safety risks.
Learn and actively drive the use of the various software platforms used by Procurement including Business World, SmartBidNet, Sharepoint, Hive World etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Price negotiation experience
Familiarity with electrical equipment purchasing including switchgear, MV, LV, and DC cable AND/OR familiarity with civil subcontracting including grading, road construction, and foundation construction
Good at problem solving and decision-making, including in scenarios where information is uncertain, and timeframes are tight
Excellent time management, planning, and organizing capabilities
Good communicator (written and verbal) and able to build strong, effective relationships with team members, work colleagues and suppliers
High level of competency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Knowledge of contracts and subcontracts
Category management experience
Knowledge of construction industry and associated field concepts, practices, and procedures, with knowledge of renewable industry an added bonus
Project management or project engineering experience in the electrical/civil fields.
Knowledge of Lean methodology
Knowledge of Solar, Wind, or Substation and Transmission line construction.
Bachelor's degree required
A minimum 3 years of experience negotiating purchase orders and subcontracts
Certification with ISM or CIPS preferred
Must have a valid current driver license and be eligible for corporate vehicle insurance coverage.
Must be able to obtain a valid current passport to travel outside the U.S.
Physical requirements and environment:
The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Perform primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel (up to 25% of time) to other Company offices or construction sites. Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer.
We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.
RES Americas is proud to be an EEO employer.
Renewable Energy Systems Ltd.