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Project Procurement Specialist

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Operations
Manila, Philippines
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024
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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This position will report functionally to the Project Procurement and Logistics Director – APAC. This role requires an autonomous and pragmatic individual who has experience working in a matrixed and virtual environment, working with multiple stakeholders, working on multiple projects/tasks at one time, and working as part of a global team.
Experience within Energy Storage markets is an advantage but is not mandatory, an agile mindset and comfort working in a fast-paced start-up technology led environment is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the procurement activities of Balance of Plant equipment and services for Fluence Energy projects throughout APAC ensuring compliance with global sourcing and procurement standards
  • Identify potential contractors & suppliers for Balance of Plant including engineering services, equipment including Switchgear, E-Houses, HV & MV Transformers, civil works and foundations, Equipment Installation and commissioning, transmission line works.
  • Responsible for assuring Purchasing Orders are placed, order confirmations are received, and that deliveries are scheduled & maintained to meet project requirements.
  • Investigate new suppliers for improved price, delivery and quality.
  • Notify suppliers of quality discrepancies in their incoming materials or equipment. Support the identification of root cause and corrective action.
  • Research and develop new cost-effective sources. Establish and maintain a supply base for products and services purchased. Reduce the number of active suppliers and site service providers.
  • Optimize supply chain operations to increase efficiency.
  • Coordinate with Fluence Global Logistics team (for CORE BESS equipment ) and offshore suppliers to ensure project specific shipping requirements are met and obtain required shipping documentation for effective customs clearance. Also understands and identifies any particular shipping document requirements for customer invoicing thorough L/C.
  • Understand and effectively manages the importation process for offshore equipment, including timely payment of any taxes and duties, so as to avoid delays in site delivery.
  • Develop optimal local logistics capabilities through local agents for timely site delivery of imported equipment and/or the storage thereof.
  • Understand particular regional difficulties with respect to delivery between remote, island locations.
  • Coordinate with Construction and Operational Services teams for local logistics concerning storage and movement of inventory, tools and equipment between warehousing and site locations.
  • Provide timely information to Project Management of any supplier or procurement activity that impacts the project either realizing opportunity or indicating a potential risk.
  • Prepare and maintains up-to-date Procurement plan and Shipping schedules for Project Management and Project Reporting requirements.
  • Manage any procurement related claims on behalf of the project

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years relevant procurement experience in Power Generation, Oil & Gas, other Infrastructure project Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC). An ability to interact in a multicultural environment, travel and to work under pressure are also very important.
  • Demonstrable ability working in a high-performance team within a matrixed and global organization
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems and communicate results
  • Ability to review contracts and technical requirements
  • Previous experience working with wind or solar engineering firms or EPC Contractors is a plus
  • Knowledge of applicable local standards, codes, regulations and import regulations
  • Entrepreneurial drive and ability to prioritize and execute on many tasks in parallel
  • Market specific (APAC) and/or domain specific (energy storage) project delivery experience is desirable.
  • Willing and able to travel, domestically and internationally
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