We’re Building the Future! Ever want to do hard work that will make a REAL difference in the world? Do you want to solve some of the most difficult problems with a team of exceptional players at a company that does not believe in impossible?


We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Senior Category Manager to manage Powin’s Energy Storage Systems (ESS) category. This person will be a key member of our Global Procurement organization, supporting the development, implementation, and management of strategic suppliers to provide Powin with optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality, and delivery performance. The Senior Category Manager builds and leverages strong working relationships with our engineering and quality teams and key suppliers to ensure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met, as well as works towards good supplier relationships to achieve maximum advantage for Powin customers.

Job Details:

  • Develop, evolve, and execute a market leading sourcing of the Energy Storage Systems category and supply base strategy, including market knowledge, supplier selection, predictable, industry leading commodity pricing plan, total cost of ownership and cost modeling
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain high performing, long-term relationships with world class suppliers
  • Secure components and/or services that will provide competitive advantage in both technology and cost for Powin
  • Deliver most accurate cost and budget projections
  • Create relationship with cross-functional teams to continuously improve supplier manufacturing efficiency, yield, performances via repeatable processes, and elimination of process waste
  • Business owner of the Energy Storage Systems category and supplier relationships, including the management, negotiation of contractual agreements, related negotiations and executions
  • Develop supplier capabilities and drive roadmap visibility across the businesses
  • Work and partner collaboratively with a diverse set of team members, from product incubation to end-of-life to deliver high quality products
  • Design a robust supply chain to ensure consistent component supply line and manage the escalation for any supply continuity risk
  • · People leader position may have 1 or 2 direct reports


  • · Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business; Master’s degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred
  • · 10+ years’ strategic procurement experience in one or more of the following areas: Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), Semiconductors, Energy Storage, or Contract Manufacturing
  • · Ability to work independently within a matrixed environment
  • · Excellent written, communications, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills required


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.

Be a part of the future by making a difference with Powin!