Execute strategic sourcing initiatives for engineering, procurement and constructioncontractors and categories.
Create, manage, and maintain relationships with key EPC contractors within the renewable energy (solar, wind and energy storage) markets.
Develop and lead the process of EPC contractor selection based on pre-defined selection criteria.
Develop and issue competitive bid packages using RFQ/RFP processes. Facilitate both commercial and technical question and answer inquiries amongst internal and external stakeholders.
Effectively support the negotiation of price, terms & conditions, delivery, and contract changes with contractors in accordance with Supply Chain Policies and practices.
Lead internal team resolution on changes to labor/constructioncontracts, charges for termination, restocking, logistics, expediting, schedule changes, and monies due to NRG as a result of warranty claims, faulty material or poor workmanship.
Manage and negotiate with EPC contractors to meet objectives related to safety, cost, delivery performance, schedule and quality.
Ensure timely and frequent engagement with key cross-functional teams on all issues EPC.
Requires strong services contracting abilities, editing of work scope, understanding of company terms and conditions, and accurate monitoring of commercial changes from award to delivery.
Build high-performing relationships with internal colleagues in development, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, asset management and legal.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or related field required.
Energy industry experience is preferred – renewables (solar, wind and energy storage) experience is highly desired.
Five or more years of experience in supply chain management or related field is required.
Five or more years of EPC contracting experience is highly desired.
Demonstrable project management skills working with large scale EPC projects.
Demonstrated experience negotiating EPC or other agreements a must.
Working knowledge of the integration between procurement and supply chain systems data.
SAP or other ERP systems knowledge is required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of internal and external customers and vendors.
Coachable, a strong willingness to learn, positive attitude and able to put the team above self.