The Senior Manager of Procurement Planning and Control is responsible for managing the development of and compliance with the North American Procurement plan, including all aspects of planning, tracking, reporting, digitization and continuous improvement initiatives. The role will require a significant amount of interaction with internal and external stakeholders including executive level leadership.
- Create, implement, and manage annual procurement plan, working with the Project Management Office, Regional Development teams, Environmental, Energy Assessment, Engineering, Pre-Construction, Construction, Operations, and Asset Management departments.
- Review and enforce compliance with annual procurement plan, ensuring project baseline schedules align with procurement plan and available resources.
- Work with Corporate Procurement to align annual planning and develop global synergies.
- Responsible for monitoring and reporting on all EPC RFPs, ensuring adherence to daily/weekly milestones.
- Produce weekly executive summary to measure performance, identifying areas of delay, source of delay and action required to correct delay.
- Manage the review and submission of RFP schedule change requests (e.g. new project requirements, exhibit updates, etc.), approving re-forecasted completion dates.
- Report on best alternative options for critical RFPs (EPC, WTGs, Modules, etc.), ensuring EDPR has fall-back options.
- Ensure compliance and governance of Procurement policies, including adherence to competitive procurement process, executive approvals, qualification of vendors, etc.
- Serve as an inter-department mentor for Procurement employees.
- Assist with the development of standardized processes and templates for all contracting efforts, including incorporation of best practices from prior efforts.
- Responsible for ensuring EPC market intel (active contractors in region, challenges, capacity/resource constraints, etc.) is gathered well in advance of RFP release.
- Leads scheduling and conducting project marketing meetings (e.g. quarterly business reviews, etc.) with EPC contractors to develop interest in EDPR’s pipeline and determine appropriate bidders list, well in advance of RFP release.
- Monitor preparation for upcoming RFPs, ensuring that pre-RFP steps are completed on time and tools and structure are in place to support CPC coordination and on-time RFP releases.
- Identify and work with Procurement Process department to qualify robust supplier database of national to local (state, county) contractors to support all services for new Solar projects.
- Track the global and U.S. wind and solar markets, focusing on capacity, regional considerations, latest contracting strategies, etc.
- Track department training and development ensuring proper onboarding of new employees and continuous education.
- Maintain effective communication with all team members, including cross-communication within the Procurement department for ongoing projects.
- Additional duties as required
Direct reports: 2-4
Travel: up to 30%
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- 10+ years of progressively responsible technical, engineering, construction management, or heavy industry procurement experience
- Proven skills in procurement, negotiation, basic accounting, and contract analysis
- Proficient knowledge of full suite of Microsoft Office software; high proficiency in Excel and Power Point required
- Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise. (Preferred).
- Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize and maintain a fluid administrative process
- Strong technical and commercial analytical and quantitative skills
- Strong business acumen and demonstrated project management skills
- Ability to quickly come up to speed on all technical and commercial subjects related to solar projects through the full development life-cycle and transition to construction and operations
- Ability to quickly understand the basics of a variety of subjects relating to renewable energy including civil and electrical engineering designs and detailed drawings along with transmission issues, taxes, finance, and energy sales
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal, and time-management skills
- Ability to multitask and work well on a team
- Ability to proactively identify next steps and work productively with limited supervision
- Strong interest in environmental issues and renewable energy
- Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed
Physical demands & working conditions:
- Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
- Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
- Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
- Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
- Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary