Director Category Manager- Energy Storage

Stem brings and optimizes energy consumption to business through its distributed storage technology.

Position: Director, Category Management – Battery Energy Storage
Reporting to: VP Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain
Job Location: This position is ideally located in San Francisco, or eligible for Remote.

About Stem
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Stem provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena™, a world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter.

Stem’s culture embodies diversity & inclusion beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities, and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication, work styles, and more. At our core, Stem is at the momentous intersection of clean energy and software technology where diverse ideas, experiences, and professional skills converge to make the inclusive culture we have today. Together, we are turning old school thoughts about software and energy into progressive, collaborative, and innovative solutions. By joining our team, you will be collaborating with data scientists, energy experts, skilled salespeople, thought-leading executives and more from a range of backgrounds. This intersection of ideas, beliefs, and skills is what makes us unique enough to lead the world’s largest network of digitally connected energy storage systems.

This is an opportunity to be part of a world-class team at the nexus of two of the most exciting developments in energy today – artificial intelligence and energy storage.

What we are looking for:
Stem Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain team is seeking a motivated, experienced and result oriented Director, Category Management to lead and implement sourcing strategy for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and subcomponents. This role will be working closely with sales, product marketing and deployment teams to provide expertise, support bid proposals and work with category manager within the department to execute sourcing plan. In a fast-paced environment, effective leadership is critical to ensure business needs are managed and the aligned targets are achieved.

- Responsible for BESS category strategy and build out capabilities to support business growth
- Provide category expertise, validate and benchmark costs to ensure competitiveness and stay abreast of leading technologies in energy storage industry
- Drive commercial cost reductions and support new project bids from supply chain perspective
- Leverage analytics and insights to drive major commercial negotiation and complete Storage Hardware and long-term services agreements
- Work with functional business owners to support best practices and deliver an exceptional customer experience
- Solve business problems, partner with the business to act on opportunities that drive operational efficiency and risk reduction
- Understand US policy and compliance requirements that could impact supply in Energy Storage and support the mitigation strategies to minimize impact
- Grow and develop supplier relationships to enable partnership and accountability, and lead quarterly business review with strategic suppliers
- Have business mindset to challenge existing processes and suggest new way to optimize these processes and improve procurement efficiency
- Carry out other duties as assigned

Required Experience & Education:
- Good understanding of renewable energy in general
- 15+ years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing and Category Management
- 5+ years of relevant commercial negotiations and contracting experience for battery or other renewable categories in supply chain or business development function preferred
- Leadership experience managing team in a complex and fast paced environment
- Strong relationship management skills and the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with senior management.
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed
- Working knowledge of NetSuite, or Coupa, Ariba E Procurement Tools
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or Engineering
- Preferred MBA or Masters

All new employees hired in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or have an approved accommodation along with your executed offer of employment.”

Stem, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws

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