Manager of Supply Chain

Operations Phoenix, Arizona


Position at KORE Power

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

Position Overview:

KORE Power, Inc. is seeking a Supply Chain Specialist that supports the Supply Chain needs for the KOREPlex facility in Buckeye, AZ. This role oversees the development, planning, and implementation of supply chain and raw material procurement.  This role also ensures compliance with national, state, and local regulations for all KORE facilities worldwide pertaining to international shipping and logistics and handles all contact with appropriate agencies.  This role also ensures appropriate corrective action is taken where supply chain issues arise both internally and externally.

  • Analyzes material demand for purchase and on-time delivery.
  • Places purchase orders and expedite materials to meet production targets.
  • Monitors and tracks supply base performance as related to delivery and quality and works with the supply base to resolve issues.
  • Helps with the implementation and sustainment of the MRP system to ensure 100% schedule accuracy and adherence.
  • Implements and documents comprehensive plans for all part number changes, usage changes, and any other supply chain related changes both internally and externally.
  • Manages inventory levels to avoid excessive inventory, inventory shortages, and/or inventory inaccuracies within defined guidelines.
  • Analyze domestic and international shipping forecasts to achieve optimal inventory levels.
  • Keep up to date on both actual and potential supply problems and/or delivery issues; provide timely communication and analysis updates to the management team.
  • Develop and promote better ways of analyzing and communicating service to both internal and external customers.
  • Assess suppliers' performance against predetermined metrics.
  • Assist in improving supplier quality acceptance rates, delivery performance, cost savings performance, and on-time deliveries.
  • Disposition non-conforming material as needed. Create Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs) for supplier related non-conformances.
  • Create purchase orders and ensure appropriate delivery.
  • Communicate with vendors to obtain product, price, availability, and delivery information.
  • Prepare material variance analyses and review cycle count results to allow for appropriate recommendations for improvements.



  • Comprehensive computer skills including experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a buying/sourcing/planning role
  • APICS or CSCP certification is a plus
  • ERP and MRP systems experience
  • High energy multi-tasker, deal with ambiguity
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Statistical Analysis reporting skills
  • Ability to understand and support a manufacturing schedule
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Good project management skills
  • LEAN manufacturing and JIT experience preferred
  • Team player who is willing to take on a variety of responsibilities to support operations
  • Flexibility in a constantly changing environment
  • Demonstrate strong customer focus and drive for results
  • Related degree is a plus


Travel: 10 - 50%


Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The job requires excellent vision (close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus) and coordination.


KORE Power is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, gender expression and pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, mental or physical disability including medical condition), genetic information or other status protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at [email protected]