Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Supply Chain Architect V

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

IT, Operations
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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A Supply Chain Architect plays a crucial role in designing, optimizing, and managing the supply chain processes within an organization. Their responsibilities can vary depending on the specific needs and goals of the company, but here are some common roles and responsibilities associated with this role:
Supply Chain Strategy Development:
Develop and refine the overall supply chain strategy aligned with the company's business objectives.
Identify opportunities for cost reduction, process improvement, and increased efficiency.
Supply Chain Design:
Design the end-to-end supply chain network, including sourcing, procurement, production, distribution, and logistics.
Optimize the supply chain to balance cost, service levels, and resilience.
Process Optimization:
Streamline supply chain processes to eliminate waste, reduce lead times, and enhance overall efficiency.
Implement best practices and lean principles to improve operations.
Technology Integration:
Evaluate, select, and implement supply chain management (SCM) software and technologies.
Integrate data analytics, automation, and digital tools to improve visibility and decision-making.
Risk Management:
Identify and assess supply chain risks, including geopolitical, environmental, and operational factors.
Develop strategies to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity.
Supplier Relationship Management:
Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and third-party partners.
Collaborate with suppliers to improve quality, lead times, and cost-effectiveness.
Performance Measurement:
Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the supply chain.
Monitor and analyze performance data to identify areas for improvement.
Cost Management:
Control and optimize supply chain costs, including transportation, warehousing, and inventory expenses.
Implement cost-saving initiatives and negotiate favorable contracts.
Sustainability and Compliance:
Ensure supply chain operations align with sustainability goals and regulatory requirements.
Develop eco-friendly practices and monitor compliance with relevant standards.
Collaboration and Communication:
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including procurement, production, sales, and finance.
Communicate supply chain strategies and updates to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
Continuous Improvement:
Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the supply chain team and the broader organization.
Adapt to changing market conditions and emerging trends in supply chain management.
Project Management:
Lead supply chain improvement projects and initiatives, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
Capacity Planning:
Assess and plan for capacity requirements in alignment with demand forecasts.
Ensure the supply chain can scale to meet changing business needs.
Training and Development:
Provide training and development opportunities for supply chain team members.
Stay updated on industry trends and best practices to bring innovation to the organization.
The role of a Supply Chain Architect is multifaceted and requires a deep understanding of supply chain principles, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to adapt to a dynamic business environment. They play a critical role in helping organizations achieve operational excellence and maintain a competitive edge in the market.

What does the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • 10+ years experience in Industrial manufacturing, demand management, Logistics, Services parts planning
  • Relevant exposure to procurement, engineering, and supply management
  • Ability to design, use, and evangelize performance metrics.
  • Exposure to Lean/ 6 sigma
  • Experience working with cross functional teams with ambiguous requirements.
At Fluence we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!
Unlimited PTO
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance
Generous 401K Match
Annual Bonus Incentive
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