Openings at National Grid Renewables

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Job Title
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
Other Location
National Grid Renewables is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid. It has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction, and operation.

National Grid Renewables partners with communities, farmers, and landowners where we develop. This means it’s not just about projects but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all.

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting National Grid Renewables’ procurement activities. Experience should include: equipment/O&M/EPC procurement process management, systems and analytics, supplier relationship management, commercial negotiations, equipment/O&M/EPC supplier development and a clear, working knowledge of current industry trends.

Procurement processes management
  • Facilitate RFP / RFQ /RFI and track deliverables
  • Review documents for clarity and accuracy
  • Manage approval workflow of RFP, budget, contracts, purchase orders
  • Support procurement manager to track deliverables with internal and external stakeholders during bid evaluation, contract negotiation and execution
  • Communicate with supplier regarding delivery schedule, technical specification, change orders, etc.
  • Coordinate with project team and contractors/suppliers to ensure all deliverables are met prior to payment 
  • Work with accounting to resolve payment discrepancies and issues 
  • Maintain electronic contract / document database, ensuring appropriate documentation is filed and current at all times 
  • Provide purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Commercial Negotiation

  • Solid understanding of contractual terms & conditions and able to craft structured agreements with legal and stakeholder input
  • Basic understanding of EPC contractor’s position, desired outcomes, and leverage points

Supplier Relationship Management
  • Identifies critical suppliers and creates appropriate engagement plans to ensure our Supply Chain risk profile and inputs to continuous improvement are proactively managed
  • Demonstrates a collaborative approach with supply base and develops integrated plans to drive appropriate value for business and customer requirements
  • Builds appropriate supplier performance measurements (KPIs) into contractual frameworks
  • Holds suppliers to account for performance delivery using KPI data and strategic business reviews

Procurement Process Management and Improvement
  • Drive continuous improvement for RFP/ RFI processes and supplier management system

Systems and Analytics
  • Demonstrates ability in working with multiple ERP systems: Procore, Ariba, Netsuite, etc.
  • Understands how to analyze large data sets and extract information for strategic decision making
Market and Supplier Development
  • Basic understanding of supplier landscape, risks, and benefits in renewable industry
Knowledge & Experience Required:
  • 3+ years of working experiences 
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and procurement system 
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Good working knowledge of procurement strategies 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • A highly motivated, focused, and positive attitude 
  • Self-directed individual who can effectively manage multiple projects and use time effectively
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Team player with strong organizational skills.



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