Sourcing Manager

Avangrid Portland , OR 97228

Posted 1 week ago


Sourcing Managers develop and implement strategies for assigned commodities and suppliers to deliver value to the business by ensuring industry leading operations and maintenance performance for over 50 wind and solar power plants in the US, with a capacity of 5+ GW and growing.


  • Work with Global Technical Services to develop and maintain technical specifications to ensure design consistency and long term, reliable performance.

  • Lead identification of qualified sources of supply. Manage risk and improve leverage by implementing multiple sources of supply. Develop and implement Sourcing Strategies for strategic commodities.

  • Prepare scopes of work for bid packages. Works with stakeholders to refine requirements. Collaborate with Corporate Procurement to publish and evaluate requests for proposals consistent with Company policies.

  • Key participant in negotiations of price, terms, conditions with suppliers and serve as point of contact on contract renewals, amendments, etc.

  • Interpret and evaluate contract provisions, monitor and keep up to date on market standards, evaluate findings, and make recommendations.

  • Manage and improve supplier performance and relationships. Anticipate and resolve any quality issues or risks. Manage major warranty claims.

  • Ensure efficient work processes and robust documentation. Meet all Company policies/standards, and work to improve processes.

  • Develop and implement key performance metrics to measure against goals and objectives. Seek feedback from internal customers with a focus on continuous improvement.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement key performance metrics to measure against goals and objectives. Seek feedback from internal customers and make improvements.

  • Ensure efficient work processes and robust documentation: internal procedures, repair processes, contracts, etc. Meet all Company Policies. Work to improve processes.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Business.

  • Strategic orientation with excellent analytical, project management, negotiation, presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels of a matrixed global organization.

  • Fluent in reading and interpreting technical documents, drawings and specifications. Prior experience with power generation desirable.

  • 5 years supplier management experience: including qualifying suppliers, negotiating pricing and administering contracts, managing supplier quality, etc.

  • Strong understanding of purchasing workflows and SAP/ ERP systems.

  • Ability to travel (15%).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in a relevant field

  • Experience with wind plant construction, operations, and maintenance.


  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.

  • Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets.

  • Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations. Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.

  • Ability to analyze project risks and proactively identify solutions with a flexible, creative, and solution-focused outlook on problem solving.

Our Selection Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.




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Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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