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Elemental Excelerator

Procurement Specialist



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023
Position Overview
Qcells is one of the largest energy solution providers by offering high-quality solar PV modules with extremely reliable and outstanding energy yields. Our mission is to provide affordable and smart energy solutions through technology and innovation to create a sustainable future for the planet.
We are expanding our business by offering revolutionary energy systems to residential customers including ESS, MLPE(power optimizers, micro-inverters), EV charging solutions, and Smart IoT with world-class software solutions.
The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for internal procurement processes, assisting senior leadership with our procurement strategy, and aligning the policies and procedures of Qcells’ Business Support Division.
Please note: this role is Hybrid 2 days a week in one of our 2 offices- Santa Clara or San Francisco.


  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to optimize the ESS(Energy storage system) procurement of materials and/or samples, services;
  • Manage costs using commodity management approach, and foster collaboration with development teams;
  • Institute vendor qualification through Quality, Delivery and Cost criteria, and monitor on-going performance through monthly business reviews;
  • Manage order process for suppliers and other related contract management processes;
  • Negotiate MSA (Master Supply/Service Agreement) disputed items with suppliers to minimize financial risk as well as maximize project profitability;
  • Support Managers in contract negotiations with Vendors & Suppliers;
  • Develop and maintain a working database of all materials, suppliers, products, etc., tracking history of project costs, schedules, and scope (lessons learned);
  • Collaborate with team members when necessary to ensure effective communication and results;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Between 1-3 years of experience in procurement.
  • Preferred experience in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks appropriately and in support of project schedules and other deadlines
  • Experience in conducting supplier reviews and evaluation, and maintaining good business relationships
  • SAP Experience preferred
Physical, Mental, & Physical Demands
To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Standing: 20% of time
Sitting: 60% of time
Walking: 20% of time
Pulling: up to 10 Pounds
Pushing: up to 10 Pounds
Carrying: up to 10 Pounds
Lifting: up to 10 Pounds
Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Turning: F
Twisting: F
Bending: O
Crouching: O
Balancing: N
Climbing: N
Crawling: N
Kneeling: N
Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing: F
Handling: F
Reaching: F