Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Regional Procurement Lead

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 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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We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
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Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
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We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
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We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Location: Hybrid San Houston TX
Fluence is embarking on a digital transformation journey to enable the company's mission to create a sustainable, clean-energy future for future generations. Global ERP implementation will be at the core of the transformation and will be a strategic companywide initiative.
We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our digital transformation team. As a member of the digital transformation team, you will be responsible for working with stakeholders across the company to design and implement the SAP S4 HANA platform. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for individuals passionate about technology and sustainability. This is a unique opportunity to join a team that is at the forefront of the energy revolution. You will have the chance to work on cutting-edge technology, collaborate with talented people from all over the world, and make a real difference in the fight against climate change.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, we encourage you to apply.
As the Regional Procurement Lead with expertise in SAP HANA/S4 ERP implementation, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and optimizing the procurement processes within your region. Your primary objective is to lead the successful implementation of SAP HANA/S4 ERP for procurement, ensuring alignment with business requirements and global procurement strategies.
1. SAP HANA/S4 Procurement Implementation:
· Lead the regional implementation of SAP HANA/S4 ERP for procurement, working closely with the global project team.
· Collaborate with stakeholders to define regional procurement requirements and configure SAP HANA/S4 accordingly.
2. Procurement Strategy:
· Develop and execute regional procurement strategies that leverage SAP HANA/S4 capabilities to drive efficiency, compliance, and cost savings.
· Ensure alignment of regional strategies with the global procurement vision.
3. Process Optimization:
· Streamline regional procurement processes through SAP HANA/S4 implementation, identifying opportunities for automation and efficiency improvements.
· Standardize procurement practices across the region where applicable.
4. Supplier Management:
· Collaborate with suppliers to ensure smooth onboarding and integration into the SAP HANA/S4 procurement platform.
· Foster strong relationships with key suppliers to support regional procurement objectives.
5. Change Management:
· Lead change management efforts related to SAP HANA/S4 implementation within the regional procurement team, ensuring a smooth transition to the new system.
· Provide training and support to regional procurement staff to maximize system utilization.
6. Data Analysis and Reporting:
· Utilize SAP HANA/S4 data analytics to make data-driven decisions, monitor procurement performance, and provide regular reports to senior management and stakeholders.
7. Cost Management:
· Develop and execute cost-saving initiatives within regional procurement operations, closely monitoring procurement costs and identifying opportunities for cost reduction.
8. Compliance and Risk Management:
· Ensure regional procurement activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies.
· Proactively identify and mitigate procurement-related risks within the region.
9. Team Leadership:
· Lead and manage the regional procurement team, fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and excellence.

What will the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • 7 – 10 years of experience in procurement, with a strong background in SAP HANA/S4 ERP implementation.
  • Proven track record of successful procurement process optimization and cost-saving initiatives.
  • Strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Proficiency in using SAP HANA/S4 or similar ERP systems for procurement.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of procurement regulations and best practices.
Here are some of the benefits of joining our digital transformation team:
· Competitive salary and benefits package
· Collaborative and supportive work environment
· Opportunities for professional development and growth
· Chance to make a real difference in the world
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.