Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Category Strategic Procurement - Senior Advisor

Requisition ID:  4528

Houston, TX, US, 77056 Chicago, IL, US, 60654-4916 Oakland, CA, US, 077015 - J Westminster, CO, US, 80021 Santa Barbara, CA, US, 110226 - J Sacramento, CA, US, 060977 - B

Strategic Category Procurement Senior Advisor - Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in North America

This role will be part of ENGIE North America (ENA) Procurement, which function serves as a critical lever to help achieve ENGIE's “zero-carbon transition as-a-service” business strategy and financial performance objectives. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall BESS Procurement/Sourcing strategy within ENGIE NA for Global Business Units: Renewables (R-GBU), Flexible Generation (F- GBU) and Energy Solution (ES-GBU), leveraging Engie’s global buying power to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while managing Quality and Service delivery through effective Supplier relationships Management (SRM).


This position is eligible to work in Houston, Denver, Chicago, Santa Barbara or close to other ENGIE's location, and reports to the Group Category Director in charge of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and both the Vice President of Engineering and Delivery, Renewables and Managing Director of FlexGen in North America.


What you’ll do:
•  Implement Strategic Sourcing and Supply for BESS within ENGIE NA to establish and execute a long- term sourcing & supply strategy through strong relationships with vendors encompassing the supply chain aligned with Group Procurement strategy
•  Engage with key stakeholders across local business entities to understand the demand and business requirements by participating in project development and delivery planning processes
•  Conduct cost / benefit analyses to identify cost improvement opportunities and develop action plans to ultimately improve TCO and financial returns
•  Partner with key internal stakeholders globally and drive alignment with seniormanagement on BESS category strategy and sourcing plans in support of strategic business plans
•  Establish, develop, and maintain OEM relationships within NORAM as well as globally to sustain global goals and objectives.
•  Establish supplier selection criteria, manage competitive RFP bids, drive final supplier selections and lead negotiate efforts for contracting in partnership with key stakeholders in GBUs
•  Ensure creation and documentation of competitive bidding process for BESS Procurement across business entities
•  Develop, align and implement category strategy playbook for ENGIE NA with detailed communication plan in close cooperation with ENGIE Group Category Management Team

•  Provide category leadership with deep knowledge of the technology trend, pricing trend, industry trend, supply market, conduct supply market analysis, identify potential supply and demand challenges/ opportunities and monitor technological advances
•  Develop  and  nurture  relationships with strategic suppliers to foster communication on forward-looking strategies and long-range planning
•  Monitor supplier performance to assess continued ability to meet quality and delivery requirements and manage communication on production forecast or changes
•  Liaise with suppliers to ensure smooth supply chain operation, proactively communicate potential supply disruptions and develop a contingency plan
•  Collaborate with Procurement, Engineering, Project Management & Health & Safety teams to measure supplier performance, manage supplier root cause and corrective action through SRM program
•  Provide category expertise to business teams to prepare for potential project bids
•  Lead by example and deliver excellence in customer service to internal stakeholders in Plants operations
•  Carry out other duties as assigned, especially in regards with local compliance to North America Procurement governance, processes & tools


What you bring:
•  Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain, Engineering or Material Science preferred
•  MBA or Masters Preferred
•  A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant commercial negotiations and contracting experience for battery technology in supply chain function or business development function
•  Demonstrated technical knowledge of electrical components or Lithium-ion cells/battery systems
•  Experience with Procurement processes and tools such as SAP Ariba and Coupa
•  Strong knowledge of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management practices
•  Demonstrated ability to be innovative, lead and drive changes
•  Strong relationship management skills and the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with senior management
•  Ability and willingness to travel as needed


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use a personal computer, calculator, etc.
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 
  • Eligible for a hybrid schedule consisting of in-office and work-from-home opportunities


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?


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We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


The pay range for this role is: $92,395.00-$236,600. The listed salary range represents ENGIE’s good faith estimate for this position and represents the minimum and maximum for new hire salaries across all U.S. locations.  An employee’s rate of pay within the range is determined by their work location, and additional factors, including qualifications, relevant experience, and demonstrated performance over time. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer.  Please keep in mind that the range stated above is the full base salary range for the role.  Hiring at the maximum of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.  This position is eligible for our comprehensive and competitive benefits package and certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses and commissions. ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.


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Business Unit:  T&G
Division:  T&G NORTHAM - Regional Hub
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Houston