DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
Clean Energy - Seal Beach, CA

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To be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent; an ISM CPM, APICS CPIM, or other purchasing/supply chain management certification is desirable.
  • 10 to 15 years of industry experience with at least 5 years in a strategic sourcing role. Global procurement experience is a plus.
  • 5+ years of procurement leadership experience in manufacturing and/or construction, including: Quick question for you - click here

    Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job?
    Procurement leadership in natural gas and/or construction
    Major component of my job all or most of the time Major component of my job occasionally Moderate component of my job all or most of the time Moderate component of my job occasionally Minor component of my job all or most of the time Minor component of my job occasionally Formerly a major component of my job Formerly a minor component of my job Familiarity, but never a component of my job No real familiarity

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    • Familiarity with capital expense projects in regulated manufacturing industries.
    • Construction contract negotiation.
    • Corporate procurement.
  • Experience developing a procurement function from square one would be ideal.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement policies, procedures and metric-drive performance management process that result in measurable improvements.
  • Hands-on experience in logistics, supply chain planning, and other supply chain related functions is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP, TMS, and construction procurement systems and tools.
  • Previous Six Sigma and Lean experience is strongly desired.
  • Strong familiarity with computer procurement systems (our ERP system is MS Dynamics AX, Engineering and Construction uses eBuilder and MS Project).
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present to senior leadership and to convey technical concepts effectively to non-technical people.
You also will need to be willing and able to travel, sometimes internationally, about 25% of the time.
The Role Reporting to the COO, you will assume leadership of all procurement and sourcing functions supporting engineering, operations and manufacturing around the world. We have existing Purchasing Managers and Supply Chain Managers at subsidiary operations and you will collaborate with them to take advantage of all our existing resources.

At a high level, you will perform and establish policies, procedures and systems for all materials and components, purchasing, inventory control, logistics and contract negotiation activities. One of your challenges will be ensuring that day-to-day procurement goals are accomplished while simultaneously growing the organization's capability and bandwidth in a scalable fashion. This will require that you "roll up your sleeves" as an individual contributor and manage by influence in a matrix organization. Quick question for you - click here

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job?
Negotiating construction contracts
Major component of my job all or most of the time Major component of my job occasionally Moderate component of my job all or most of the time Moderate component of my job occasionally Minor component of my job all or most of the time Minor component of my job occasionally Formerly a major component of my job Formerly a minor component of my job Familiarity, but never a component of my job No real familiarity

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The majority of procurement focuses on our aggressive growth plans; our Engineering and Construction Team has over 100 fueling stations in different phases of development and more in the pipeline as we work out contracts and grants. Your activities will involve negotiating pricing and supply agreements for major equipment purchases as well as procuring parts and components. You'll also collaborate with our Business Development Managers and Project Developers in this area.

In addition you'll support Operations, including the 300+ fueling stations already mentioned. You also will support three major business units and integrate their procurement needs:
  • BAF, a subsidiary in Dallas that upfits traditional fueled vehicles to natural gas,
  • IMW, a manufacturer of natural gas fueling station equipment headquartered in Vancouver, and
  • Northstar, based in Wyoming, a leading liquefied natural gas infrastructure construction and equipment skids manufacturing company.
Additionally, as part of you duties, you will:
  • Develop and execute effective sourcing strategies and establish strong supply base.
  • Develop and standardize Purchasing infrastructure components such as agreement templates, contracts and subcontract management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Nurture the bench strength of the procurement and supply chain organizations.
  • Optimize a centralized purchasing system; with keen focus on reducing total landed cost.
  • Train, develop and propagate a Continuous Improvement (CI) culture within the function and the Company. Lead projects focusing on process efficiency and effective controls using the tools of Lean, Six Sigma and others as appropriate.
  • Collaborate proactively with Engineering, Operations, Construction and Manufacturing to develop solid specifications for strategically sourced materials and to improve demand planning, inventory control, purchasing and distribution effectiveness.
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance measures and requirements are met in according to applicable guidelines.
  • Coordinate material supply and delivery systems to ensure high levels of customer service, while optimizing inventories and costs to enable provision of superior quality, reduced cycle times and meeting or exceeding order delivery goals.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

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