Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Director of Global Supplier Quality

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Quality Assurance
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
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 30 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
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 this position
Location: Hybrid within Arlington VA, Alpharetta GA or San Francisco CA
The Director, Global Supplier Quality will be a key partner in championing the global supplier quality activities and positively driving a practical approach to supplier quality. This individual will require the capabilities of delivering both tactical and strategic results in a fast-paced and demanding growth environment. Primary responsibility will include managing supplier quality on existing products and new product introductions, as well as partnering with Strategic Procurement on supplier selection and qualification activities. This supplier quality leader will also be responsible for quality control activities, including source inspection activities, any required containment activities, and regular process audits. This individual will also be responsible for implementing and managing effective KPI's related to supplier quality.
Job Responsibilities
Engage in escalations from the regions, supporting with expertise and leadership as needed.
Team supports supplier qualifications through participation NPI assessments.
Develop supplier audit program to ensure rigorous adherence to Fluence standards. Manage the supplier audit program, follow up and implement corrective & preventive actions.
Provide leadership on quality investigations and customer complaints for resolution of quality issues and eliminating problems from re-occurrence.
Use problem solving methodologies, facilitate deep dive analysis with cross functional teams to resolve product and process quality excursions.
Interfacing with customers for quality audits, continuous improvement efforts and/or resolution of quality excursions.
Drive compliance to Fluence quality specifications through supplier audits.
Foster global partnership and collaboration to share best practices with regions.
Implementing, communicating, and monitoring ongoing quality standards and recommend improvements.
Maintain KPI's and drive collaboration with suppliers to address negative trends.

What does the ideal person bring to Fluence?

  • Ten years or more of experience working with suppliers
  • Experience leading team of high performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability in developing sustainable programs that create actionable information.
  • Experience as a change agent at multiple organizational levels
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to influence others at all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional project management skills, including establishing measurable standards and comparing with actual results
  • Skilled at generating detailed and timely reports and presentations for management review
  • Highly analytical focus and demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Ability to present ideas effectively and concisely, both written and verbal, to all levels of the organization both internally and externally.
  • Strategic and critical thinker with the ability to influence others without authority, even those with conflicting priorities balancing thought leadership with strong results-orientation
  • Education: bachelor's degree in engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Process Management, or a related field required; master’s degree preferred.
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!
#Hybrid #LI-Hybrid
Unlimited PTO
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance
Generous 401K Match
Annual Bonus Incentive
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In Colorado and California, the standard pay range for this role is $125k - 165K annually. This range is specific to Colorado and California and may not be applicable in other locations.
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.