Procurement and Logistics Specialist

Operations Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Waterbury, Vermont 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 is currently seeking a Procurement & Logistics Specialist to join our growing company.  You will help us organize and drive results within our Global team and with our manufacturing partners. As a Procurement & Logistics Specialist you will leverage your experience to liaise between KORE team members and our suppliers.  You will be self-motivated and innovative while helping to improvements in processes and procedures.

Location: United States- Phoenix AZ, Coeur d’Alene ID, Waterbury VT, or possibly remote

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Order Management/ Procurement
  • Serve as primary contact in placing orders with suppliers to meet customers’ project schedules.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for our suppliers in China and drive them to meet KORE goals and objectives.
  • 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.
  • Maintain strong supplier relationships, visiting suppliers’ facilities, and following up with suppliers to meet committed deliverables and deadlines.
  • Work closely with global sales team to complete monthly and quarterly forecasts.
  • Analyze supplier spend and develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies.
  • Develop suppliers to improve performance, manage and maintain a good supplier relationship.
  • Support 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.
  • Participate in cost-down initiatives with operations, engineering, and finance teams.
  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, including 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
  • 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.
  • Responsible for achieving goals of 95% on-time, in full delivery and 99% fill rate.

Job Requirements

  • Language skills: English and Chinese
  • Experience with Import and Export rules and regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of Trucking, Air, Ocean transportation.
  • Self-directed team member with excellent communication skills.
  • Must possess problem-solving and negotiation skills.
  • General knowledge of ERP Systems.
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills with the ability to develop support for change.
  • Strong planning skills with the ability to handle multiple projects through to completion and to manage competing priorities.
  • Skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships both internally and externally.
  • Hazmat certified or willing to be certified in the first six months.
  • Project Management experience
  • Travel required


Physical Demands: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.

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]