Project Manager

Operations Jiaozuo, Henan


Description

Position at KORE Power

Company Overview:

KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona, KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation.

 

KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024. For more information, visit www.korepower.com.

Position Overview:

KORE Power is currently seeking a self-motivated and innovative Project Manager to join our growing company and help us organize and drive results within our Global team and with our partners. As a Project Manager on our dynamic and driven team you will leverage your experience to liaison between KORE team members and DFD and help identify business system and user needs, while identifying improvements in processes and procedures towards successful project implementation.  

Location: Jiaozuo, Henan, China

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supplier Management
  • Conduct comprehensive supply market and supplier economic analysis to formulate a strategic sourcing plan that identifies new/suitable suppliers, optimizes cost models, and proactively ensures continuity of supply.
  • Analyze supplier spend and develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies, including maintaining strong supplier relationships, visiting suppliers’ facilities, and following up with suppliers to meet committed deliverables and deadlines.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for DFD and other suppliers in China, drive supplier to meet KORE goal.
  • Develop suppliers to improve performance, manage and maintain a good supplier relationship.
  • Lead Supplier auditing, negotiations, and drive compliance, all while ensuring cost, quality, capacity, delivery, and capability are met and sustained.
  • Provide regular feedback to suppliers to improve long-term and short-term performance.
  • Drive cost-down initiatives with engineering and finance teams by design modifications, resourcing, and pure negotiations with the supply base.
  • Follow up with suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and inventories match demand requirements.
  • Resolve all aspects of daily order management and unforeseen problems quickly and professionally; identify and resolve order issues.
  1. Logistics
  • Provide global import/export expertise for all areas of the company’s operations across all modes of transport.
  • Transportation and third-party logistics (3PL) supplier management, includes developing suppliers, managing suppliers, and interfacing with suppliers on the management of the day-to-day operations in support of the order processing.
  • Responsible for reviewing/creating customs documents, Bill of Lading, quoting, and award of transport service contracts to ensure on-time supply and cost objectives.
  • Partner with and manage the performance of freight forwarders, customs brokers, trucking companies, and others to meet objectives
  • Collaborate & communicate cross-functionally with SCM, manufacturing, finance on schedules and strategies both upstream and downstream to ensure on-time delivery and revenue recognition of our products.
  • Lead Services agreement negotiations and with logistics services providers for successfully support of our operations
  • Maintain existing and recommend new revised logistics policies and standard work and ensure continued compliance to laws and regulations as well as coordinate the proper certifications and trainings as required
  • In coordination with the corporate logistics teams, responsible for developing and maintaining company-wide standard operating procedures related to Logistics.
  • Provide support for Procurement, Manufacturing, Distribution, and other departments.
  • Responsible for achieving goals of 95% on-time, in full delivery and 99% fill rate. 
  1. Product Development
  • Contributes to project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
  • Coordinates activities to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Contributes to status reports prepared by project engineers
  • Collaborates with project engineers to resolve problems

 

Prefer skill

  • Experience with Import and Export rules and regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of Trucking, Air, Ocean transportation.
  • Self-directed team leader with excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Must possess problem-solving skills, negotiation skills, investigation skills, leadership skills, analyst skills, the ability to train others, and general knowledge of ERP Systems and Engineering Drawings.
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills with the ability to develop strong support for change with all levels of internal and external organizations.
  • Strong planning skills with the ability to handle multiple projects through to completion and to manage competing priorities.
  • Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally.
  • Hazmat Certified preferred or willing to be certified in the first six months.
  • Project Management experience
  • Travel required
  • Onsite required

Language skill Chinese – English bilingual

 

KORE Power is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, benefit package, stock incentive, and the ability to work in a team-centered, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere.