Senior Sourcing Manager, Indirect Procurement

at 
Stem
Posted on 
27 Jan
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About Stem

Are you seeking a role with a Climate Tech industry leader that you can be excited and proud of as part of the clean energy transition??

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, workstyles, 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.

What we are looking for:

Stem Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain team is seeking a motivated, experienced and result oriented Senior Sourcing Manager to develop, execute, and manage the sourcing strategy and tactical plans for Indirect spend categories. This role is also expected to support the implementation of best practices in P2P and managing KPIs and reporting progress to further advance ESG strategy in supply chain.

Responsibilities:
- Take responsibility for driving year-over-year improvements in total cost of ownership while improving service levels for Indirect spend categories including Travel, Real Estate, Consulting Services, HR Services, Office Supplies, and smaller dollar IT spend.
- Conduct comprehensive cost data analysis, identify cost saving levers across Indirect category spend to drive cost improvement and report savings on quarterly basis
- Collaborates with internal stakeholders to design scopes, develop sourcing plans, manage supplier negotiations, and lead external communication
- Bring best practices and drive P2P process automation and simplification
- Develop strong and effective internal relationships with all levels of the business to ensure that supplier contracts reflect business requirements
- Measure and monitor supplier performances including quarterly business review with strategic suppliers to ensure they consistently meet or exceed business expectations
- Provide thought leadership and support supplier due diligence efforts and ESG compliance in supply chain to create long term value for the company
- Build and execute a plan to identify and evaluate diverse suppliers and increase the percentage of category spent with diverse suppliers
- Work with Accounting Team to support invoice payment reconciliation and approval
- Have business mindset to challenge existing processes and suggest new way to optimize these processes and improve procurement efficiency

Required Experience & Education:
- 7+ years’ experience in sourcing category strategy for Indirect, supplier relationship management, and supplier continuous improvement program
- Strong negotiation and contracting skills
- Project management background a plus
- Good relationship management skills and the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with senior management.
- 5+ years of experience in NetSuite, or Coupa, Ariba
- Advanced skills in data analysis and Excel required
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain
- 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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About Stem

Are you seeking a role with a Climate Tech industry leader that you can be excited and proud of as part of the clean energy transition??

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, workstyles, 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.

What we are looking for:

Stem Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain team is seeking a motivated, experienced and result oriented Senior Sourcing Manager to develop, execute, and manage the sourcing strategy and tactical plans for Indirect spend categories. This role is also expected to support the implementation of best practices in P2P and managing KPIs and reporting progress to further advance ESG strategy in supply chain.

Responsibilities:
- Take responsibility for driving year-over-year improvements in total cost of ownership while improving service levels for Indirect spend categories including Travel, Real Estate, Consulting Services, HR Services, Office Supplies, and smaller dollar IT spend.
- Conduct comprehensive cost data analysis, identify cost saving levers across Indirect category spend to drive cost improvement and report savings on quarterly basis
- Collaborates with internal stakeholders to design scopes, develop sourcing plans, manage supplier negotiations, and lead external communication
- Bring best practices and drive P2P process automation and simplification
- Develop strong and effective internal relationships with all levels of the business to ensure that supplier contracts reflect business requirements
- Measure and monitor supplier performances including quarterly business review with strategic suppliers to ensure they consistently meet or exceed business expectations
- Provide thought leadership and support supplier due diligence efforts and ESG compliance in supply chain to create long term value for the company
- Build and execute a plan to identify and evaluate diverse suppliers and increase the percentage of category spent with diverse suppliers
- Work with Accounting Team to support invoice payment reconciliation and approval
- Have business mindset to challenge existing processes and suggest new way to optimize these processes and improve procurement efficiency

Required Experience & Education:
- 7+ years’ experience in sourcing category strategy for Indirect, supplier relationship management, and supplier continuous improvement program
- Strong negotiation and contracting skills
- Project management background a plus
- Good relationship management skills and the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with senior management.
- 5+ years of experience in NetSuite, or Coupa, Ariba
- Advanced skills in data analysis and Excel required
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain
- 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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