Procurement Manager

about 2 months ago
Full time role


Scale Microgrid Solutions (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean ...

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Job Description

The RoleWe are looking for a Global Procurement Manager to own commercial relationships with equipment vendors, contractors, and other service providers across the supply chain and be responsible for identifying vendors, negotiating preferred terms and prices, developing and implementing our procurement strategy, ensuring supply availability, and supporting engineering efforts to standardize designs of distributed energy systems.  This is a great role for someone looking to play a leadership role at a fast-growing PE backed business. This role will report to the C-suite.  The role is based in Ridgewood, NJ.


  • Work with Scale’s engineering team to understand technical requirements for equipment and other components, including battery energy storage, solar PV, generators and generator components, inverters, switchgear, and other balance of system components
  • Work with Scale’s project delivery team to understand construction and engineering requirements for projects and with Scale’s asset management team to understand third-party operations and maintenance service requirements
  • Identify suppliers with conforming equipment specifications and/or capabilities, appropriate quality controls, and bankable performance history
  • Negotiate terms and pricing with suppliers and drive procurement activities utilizing standard framework agreements to facilitate purchasing activities when needed
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies to ensure continuity of supply, managing risks across the supply chain
  • Work with engineering to standardize system designs, implementation, and operations, considering supply chain risks, costs, etc.
  • Shepherd internal teams to resolve cross-functional issues related to equipment, construction, and operations
  • Identify and execute initiatives to increase procurement process efficiency & effectiveness, including implementation of procurement software solutions 

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • 5+ years of supply chain development and/or strategic sourcing experience
  • Experience vetting vendors for quality and experience
  • Comfortable presenting to and negotiating with local distributors as well as high-level executives
  • Ability to influence internal and external teams, with strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to identify and manage risks
  • Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders including engineering on technical subject matters
  • Background in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering helpful. MBA or relevant business work experience a plus
  • Experience with distributed energy resources a plus

Some of the core virtues embraced by Scales’ employees include:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Act Like An Owner
  • Hustle
  • Demand Results
  • Go Together
  • Evolve or Disappear

We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits program including medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K matching.
About Scale Microgrid Solutions Scale Microgrid Solutions (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean energy solutions. Through its leading technical expertise and access to scale capital, SMS helps its customers transition to a decentralized energy future by providing and financing sustainable, cost-effective, and resilient power solutions. SMS has its own proprietary microgrid solution which provides customer with cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power, and also partners with third party developers to acquire and/or finance a broader range of distributed energy assets. We raised $500MM from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, to fund our business plan and accelerate growth. We are growing quickly and looking to augment the team with highly motivated entrepreneurial talent.  About Warburg PincusWarburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm with nearly $60 billion in assets under management (AUM). Its active portfolio of more than 180 companies around the globe is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is a growth investor and an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. To learn more about Warburg Pincus, please visit Scale strives to attract and retain a workforce that reflects the composition of our customer base and communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that provides everyone equal access and opportunity to contribute and drive meaningful outcomes. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Scale Microgrid Solutions (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean ...

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