Procurement Coordinator

Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Kitchener, Canada


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Job Description

 

Procurement Coordinator

 

e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of approaching 20 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy.

 

For additional information about e-STORAGE, visit www.csestorage.com

 

Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and has been listed on NASDAQ since 2006. It is now one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 102 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 9 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 700 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of 52 GWh, including approximately 2 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.

 

For additional information about Canadian Solar, visit www.canadiansolar.com

Position Title: Procurement Coordinator
Department: Procurement
Reports To: Senior Director, Project Procurement
Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada

Description:

  • The Procurement Coordinator will assist with preparing and coordinating procurement-related activities in accordance with the prescribed procedures to support the development and implementation of energy storage projects. Experience with large/utility-scale construction-related procurement processes, the ability to interpret contracts, and experience with SAP is essential. Knowledge of energy storage systems, project management processes, and contract management processes is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and ensure that materials, equipment, and supplies are properly and timely ordered and delivered so that the company's projects function smoothly.
  • Compile and submit RFP and RFQ packages for Battery, Inverter, and EMS equipment as well as EPC services from potential vendors; negotiate with vendors, conduct vendor screening, and recommend vendors for selection to the manager.
  • Establish and regularly improve procurement policies and standard operational procedures for purchasing, communicate the policies and procedures to all employees, and monitor the implementation of the policies and procedures.
  • Create monthly reports of procurement-related activities and performance of the pool of existing vendors.
  • Manage and coordinate onboarding procedures of suppliers, including the execution of non-disclosure agreements and anti-bribery and corruption forms.
  • File, standardize, and normalize RFP and RFQ responses for Battery, Inverter, and EMS equipment as well as EPC services.
  • Maintain procurement database and proposal trackers.
  • Responsible for procurement-related contracts management, including but not limited to master supply contracts, exhibits, contract amendments, purchase orders, change orders, notices, and SAP purchase order and transfer order issuance.
  • Complete vendor selection forms.
  • Act as a liaison to customers, project teams, and suppliers.

Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum capabilities will include the following:

  • Experience with PR/PO/STO functions in SAP is essential.
  • Experience with Smartsheet is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline from a university or college.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including oral, written, and visual).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships internally with colleagues as well as externally with suppliers.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; acute awareness and ability to manage to deadlines.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is key to this position.
  • Ability to function successfully both independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated professional appearance and conduct.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends) if required.
  • Valid driver’s license, valid insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Travel is required up to 25% of the time.

 

Compensation & Benefits

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, vacation, and sick days. 

 

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.