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ABOUT THE COMPANY-

Powin Energy is a leading producer of utility scale modular battery energy storage system (complete with a patented, advanced, cloud-based monitoring/control system). That means we build power plants out of batteries that put coal and gas generators out of business and enable sustainable viability for renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

Powin is, and will continue to be, one of a handful of companies that will provide the equipment necessary to make this happen. Powin has distinct competitive advantages: cost-effectiveness; reliability; scalability; deploy-ability; and operational sophistication. Every day we work to ensure that we maintain these competitive advantages and our position as a global leader in providing turnkey, battery energy storage solutions for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications

Summary

Powin is currently seeking a Contract Manufacturing Manager that will be responsible for the business relationship with our CM/ODM partners to build our Energy Storage systems. In this role, you will lead the cross-functional effort to identify, engage and enable the best partner for our operations. You will be responsible for developing the strategic relationship with our partners, including negotiating commercial agreements, negotiating cost, optimizing the collaboration between the teams, and developing long term strategy to grow a robust partnership. You will work closely with Engineering, Operations, Finance, Legal and other cross-functional teams to create an efficient and innovative supply chain.

Job Details

Engage the Contract Manufacturing, Joint Development Manufacturing, Original Design Manufacturing (CM/JDM/ODM) partners to enable our cutting-edge technologies and products with best-in-class quality, delivery, and cost

Own and grow a meaningful relationship with our partners to influence their strategy to ensure best support to our new product and technology development

Develop deep understanding in the Energy Storage industry, considering the global business climate and competitive landscape

Negotiate commercial agreements to meet both technical, operational, and commercial requirements

Negotiate Manufacturing Value Added (MVA), Non-recurring Engineering (NRE) and Capex costs to ensure best-in-class cost for our products. Leverage our partner to optimize the BOM cost with our Strategic Sourcing Management team. Actively look for cost optimization opportunities and lead cross-functional team efforts

Enable the cross-functional team to collaborate with their counterparts on the partner side to ensure open, efficient, and professional relationship

Manage escalations from the teams and address the concerns with the partner to drive short term and long-term improvement actions

Foster strategic alignment and development of each partner’s capabilities to meet our future needs through formal business reviews and informal conversations

Lead regular Quarterly Business Reviews and executive business reviews to enhance and improve supplier performance

Develop relationships with the key stakeholders to identify opportunities to leverage our partner’s capability to grow our business

Collaborate with CM strategy manager to develop our long-term CM strategy

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required / Master’s degree preferred / Business, Engineering, and/or Supply Chain related discipline
7+ years’ work experience in manufacturing supply chain or related disciplines specific to CM/JDM/ODM
Experience in supplier evaluation/selection, should cost models, contract negotiation and supply base management

Leadership, program management, and cross-functional teamwork experience
Experience communicating with and influencing all levels of management
Experience navigating through ambiguity in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple work threads to maximize impact
Excellent bilingual skills in English and Spanish