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Head of Procurement

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Operations
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024
Head of Procurement – Australia
Location: Melbourne, VIC or Sydney, NSW
ABOUT FLUENCE
Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 47 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES
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.
We are Leading
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.
We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.
We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams. We are Fun 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.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Procurement Professional to lead and take ownership of the Procurement activities in Australia. This role will have a functional reporting line to Director Procurement and Logistics – APAC and an operational reporting line to GM of Australia.
Key responsibilities include:
• Be part of the Australian Leadership team and provide culture, strategic and operational leadership to the Australian business and its employees to ensure future success.
• Lead a team of highly skilled individuals; develop and implement the procurement strategies to enable the business growth and successfully deliver the Projects.
• Develop new suppliers/contractors for improved price, delivery and quality.
• Interface with internal teams and external specialists to arrange technical specifications, scope of works and performance requirements into a suite of procurement agreements.
• Support the Sales/Tendering Deal team and effectively manage obtaining the proposals from the suppliers to meet the tender time frames and key tender deadlines.
• Actively lead and negotiate procurement agreements/contracts to procure products and services for the Balance of Plant including engineering consultants, Design and Construct contractors, transmission line works, commissioning, Switchroom, HV & MV Transformers, civil works, Logistics, etc.
• Support the development and execution of contracts including to ensure adherence to key project timeframes through the effective management of contract terms negotiations aligned to the Fluence obligations with the Customers.
• Ensure robust record keeping and information lifecycle management throughout the procurement planning, tender and contract execution lifecycles.
• Provide oversight, support and governance to all contractor/supplier procurement activities.
• Manage vendor selection and appointment.
• Issue purchase orders to secure products and services.
• Coordinate with Fluence Global Supply chain and offshore suppliers to ensure project specific shipping requirements are met.
• Instigate/maintain the required permits/licenses required for goods importation.
• Collaborate on implementation of the procurement transformation road map
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of procurement processes and systems.
What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
• Ability to interact in a multicultural environment and to work under pressure
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise and develop relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Natural curiosity and problem-solving skills with the ability to pivot procurement strategies to adapt to changes in market conditions, engineering or supplier issues,
• At least 10 years’ experience in the management of EPC and/or O&M contracts and long lead item procurement (in civil, mechanical or electrical works, power systems and across renewable energy, utility, oil and gas industry),
• Experience in auditing the strategic Contractors/suppliers,
• Ability to design, compile and monitor supply chain risk framework,
• Ability to compile proposals and presentations for senior management,
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook,
• Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate behaviors that promote employee safety and accountability,
• Ability to manage time efficiently and work to deadlines,
• Attentive to details in performing all aspects of the role,
• Aligns with organization’s vision and values, and
• Demonstrable ability working in a high-performance team within a matrixed and global organization.
• Ability for occasional travel internationally and domestically. Desirable Experience/Qualifications
• Tertiary and post graduate education in engineering, law, business, economics or a combination of any
• Experience in strategic procurement, contract management, construction and project development
• A track record of preparing project procurement documentation that satisfies the intent of the brief.
APPLY
Click apply now or send your CV to chris.newman@fluenceenergy.com
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.