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Elemental Excelerator
Elemental Excelerator

Procurement Specialist



Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024

ConnectDER (www.ConnectDER.com) represents the next generation in US-based grid technology product development. Our flagship product, the Smart ConnectDER, is a plug-and-play interface for rapidly connecting residential solar photovoltaic systems and EV chargers to the grid and managing them using embedded telemetry and communications.

We’re a 50+ employee, venture-backed company with a planned rapid growth trajectory and a robust product development schedule. We’re looking to connect with talented individuals who are ready to deliver innovative, quality service that drives our mission to empower utilities and their customers with tools that radically enhance the value of clean grid edge resources.

At ConnectDER we know that a diverse, equal, and inclusive workplace is a key to our success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neuro-diversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All full-time employees receive access to comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health insurance plan - we cover 75% for employees, spouses, and children.

  • Flexible paid time off – take the time off that you need.

  • 401K with company match – we want to help you meet your future financial goals.

  • Equity stock options - your opportunity to share in the success of the company.

Job Description


Under general supervision of the Director, Supply Chain, the Procurement Specialist ensures material availability to support multiple production schedules. The Procurement specialist supports supply forecasting, purchases materials based on production, R&D, and other business requirements, develops professional business relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure competitive prices, and ensures purchased products on time delivery.

**This is an onsite role which requires 5 days a week in our Philadelphia, PA office**

Core Functions/Duties

  • Manage all aspects of supplier purchasing, forecasting, and delivery
  • Research, identify, and purchase quality products and materials
  • Utilize ERP system to maintain the required inventory levels to support demand plan
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers/vendors, execute supply contract, and manage PPV
  • Manage and support contract manufacturer for both inbound parts and outbound FGs
  • Coordinate and prioritize orders with suppliers
  • Manage material and product expediting as required
  • Verify and manage supplier quotes
  • Process and receive RFQs and place POs in ERP to external suppliers and vendors
  • Manage and execute reports for analysis on delivery, costs, and vendor management
  • Assist Supply Chain Director on inventory levels, cost analysis, safety stock and vendor needs
  • Manage budgets and BOM costs
  • Support multiple departments purchasing needs

Compensation range for this role begins at $65,000 + bonus + equity

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



PASSION – you thrive on creativity and invention and you understand how your work can impact the greater good.

ACCOUNTABILITY – people can count on you to do what you say, to take ownership of your performance, and to work hard to accomplish your goals.

INTEGRITY – you act with sound judgment, honesty, dependability, and consistency.

INCLUSION – you create an environment which fosters authenticity, diversity, innovation, collaboration, and respect.

ENTREPRENEURIAL – you enjoy working in a continuously evolving environment where everyone’s contribution is valued and essential.

MISSION-DRIVEN – you’re excited about renewable energy and you have a passion for clean technology.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management or related field, preferred
  • CPP certification, preferred

Required Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience negotiating price and lead times with suppliers
  • Previous purchasing role in industrial manufacturing
  • Familiar with ERP system
  • Familiar with Google suite products

Preferred Experience

  • Proficient in NetSuite ERP
  • Experience in multiple ERP systems
  • Accounting and/or bookkeeping experience

Key Competencies

  • Planning & Organizing
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Effective Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Vendor Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Customer Focus

Work Environment/Physical Demands: Must have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time with or without accommodation.

US Salary Range
$60,000$65,000 USD

To apply, please submit your resume. Applications without a resume will not be considered.

Don’t meet all the requirements listed above? Research shows that members of historically underrepresented groups don’t typically apply for jobs unless they meet 100% of the requirements. We are dedicated to building a diverse workforce and if this job interests you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every bullet point.

ConnectDER is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodation during the application and interview process, please email us at careers @ connectder.com (no spaces) and we’ll work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.