Full-time

Beverly, MA (Hybrid)

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Procurement Manager

Our Strategic Procurement Manager will oversee all aspects of the company’s goods and services sourcing, purchasing, and supplier relations. This individual will be responsible for assessing and managing overall supply chain risks, defining mitigating actions and executing on strategies that minimizes impacts to projects. The Strategic Procurement Manager will work closely with Highland’s Pricing, Project Development, and Technology groups to ensure all contracted goods and services meet project schedules, budget, and expectations. The responsibilities include a wide breadth of procurement activities from construction contracts to bus and charger sourcing.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of all procurement processes, policies and strategies

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with vendors and suppliers, including negotiating long-term relationships and pricing agreements with strategic suppliers

  • Drive the RFI, RFP and RFQ processes from start to finish to source and engage reliable suppliers and vendors

  • Work closely with Project Development, Technology, and Legal groups to create contract documents, including statement of work, service level agreements, terms and conditions, and pricing structure for all goods and services.

  • Create, approve, and manage purchase orders and ensure compliance with all contract documents.

  • Work with the Project Development team to develop preferred contractor/vendor lists for each geographic area

  • Maintain up-to-date data on lead time and cost of key materials and services for Highland projects and communicate this market knowledge to Fleet Operations, Pricing, and Origination teams

  • Manage supplier risk by implementing business continuity plans for any potential interruption in supply chains

  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations

  • Oversee and manage the systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods

  • Assist Origination and Pricing teams in identifying existing dealers, suppliers, and vendors near each project, gather quotes and provide feedback based on trends with current suppliers and latest pricing information

Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, finance, business administration, or related discipline

  • 4+ years of experience in purchasing, contracting, supply chain management, or related field

  • Experience in building and maintaining effective working relationships with suppliers and business areas

  • Experience using supply chain management software and tools

  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms

  • Comfort leading contract negotiations

  • Management and leadership skills

  • Experience with construction contracting and heavy or electrical equipment procurement is a plus.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Benefits

  • Salary + bonus
  • Stock compensation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) and 401(k) match
  • Generous vacation/sick time, holidays and floating holidays

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Highland Electric Fleets provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Highland Electric Fleets complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training