Procurement Manager

Cherry Street Energy Atlanta , GA 30309

Posted 7 days ago

About Us

Cherry Street Energy builds and owns next-generation energy infrastructure powering cities, businesses and institutions with reliable, renewable energy.

We believe the built environment of the future will incorporate renewable power on every surface that can support it. Thats why we designed an easy-to-adopt platform that allows large-scale customers to achieve the benefits from solar energy with no upfront investment.

We have signed 20-year Solar Energy Procurement Agreements (SEPAs) with clients such as the City of Atlanta, Emory University, Fulton County, Marriott, Creature Comforts Brewing, Porsche and many more. We believe this is just the beginning.

About the Position

As Procurement Manager, you will be in charge of securing materials, tools, and rental equipment for a wide range of solar construction projects. Your role will be instrumental in helping us complete solar systems on time and within budget.

In addition to managing CSEs day-to-day procurement needs, you will also have the opportunity to build a fully integrated inventory tracking and purchase order system from the ground up, as well as update and manage company-wide procurement policies and processes.

Finally, you will help CSE maintain an up-to-date material pricing database and provide value engineering for upcoming projects to continuously improve the bottom line.

This position is suitable for mid-career professionals with experience in procurement for the solar industry or a related industry such as construction.

You will be responsible for:

  • Forecasting and updating project budgets and schedules based on information from suppliers, communicating updates with Project Managers, other CSE team members, and third-party contractors
  • Serving as the primary point of contact between the CSE team and suppliers, maintaining and deepening supplier relationships
  • Building out an integrated system for budgeting, tracking inventory, managing purchase orders, and allocating material costs to projects via Netsuite
  • Managing a database of all associated project and inventory costs, identifying opportunities for value engineering and cost savings, providing cost comparisons when appropriate
  • Managing buyout of projects via Google Sheets, Netsuite and Expensify, including gathering quotes, drafting purchase orders, and managing invoices and receipts
  • Managing and reconciling inventory on a regular basis


  • Have a Bachelors degree in construction, engineering, supply chain or a related field
  • Have 3+ years of experience managing procurement for construction projects
  • Possess strong communication, negotiation, organizational, and time management skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Have deep expertise in Excel / Google Sheets, Netsuite, and Expensify
  • Bonus if you have experience using Procore, MS Project, or related software or an understanding of the solar industry


  • Competitive salary ($75,000 - $95,000)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee stock options
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Procurement Manager

Cherry Street Energy