Procurement Coordinator

Administrative Guelph, ON



Company Summary:

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar cells, modules, and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar’s world-class team of professionals works closely with our customers to provide them with solutions for all of their solar needs. Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies in the solar industry and has been listed on the NASDAQ since November 2006. Canadian Solar is an equal opportunity employer.


Canadian Solar aims to power the world with solar energy and to create a cleaner Earth for future generations. Our culture and people are our most important assets and a key source of our competitive advantage. We strive to “Make the Difference” in our work by cultivating a corporate culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and creating a lasting positive impact on society and the communities where we operate.

As a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, e-STORAGE is a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. At the core of the e-STORAGE platform is SolBank a self-manufactured, lithium-iron phosphate chemistry-based battery engineered for utility-scale applications. Through our innovative solutions, we aim to optimize grid operations, promote clean energy integration, and foster a more resilient and sustainable energy.


Position Title:Procurement Coordinator


Reports To:Director of Sourcing & Production

Location:Ontario, Canada


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, would be highly desirable.


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 manager.

         Establishing 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.

         Managing and coordinating onboarding procedures of suppliers, including 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.

         Responsible for completing vender selection forms.

         Act as a liaison to customer, project team, 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 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 establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally.

         Ability to function successfully both independently and within a team.

         Demonstrated professional appearance and conduct.

         Ability to work flexible hour (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.


The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion.