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Director of Procurement (Technology and Pricing)

Company: Valid8 Financial, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., and New York City, Arevon Energy, Inc. ("AREVON") is a leading independent producer of utility-scale renewable power across the United States. The company owns and operates over 160 generation facilities with a total enterprise value of over $12B. With a team of over nearly 150 people and a very strong investor base, the company continues to grow rapidly through both development and M&A activities. As the US power generation fleet goes through the transition to renewable sources of generation and storage, AREVON is positioned to continue to lead that transition.Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to everything we do. Arevon thrives on and celebrates different views, beliefs, and values. We are committed to our talented team and partners, regardless of background or affiliation, and to actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our business. We strive to be a place where you can be you and bring yourself to work.Arevon is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or marital statusstatus.The PositionAREVON is recruiting for the position of Director of Procurement, an outstanding opportunity for individuals seeking an exciting, high-growth work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century.Job DescriptionThe Director of Procurement will support Arevon's 10GW PV/10 GWh BESS development pipeline and 4.5 GW PV/1.2 GWh BESS operating portfolio. The selected candidate will report to the Vice President of Procurement and have cross-functional interaction with Development, Origination, Engineering, Construction, M&A, and Operations teams. This position will require close interaction with executive-level personnel, including the board and investors.The position's primary focus will be to lead supplier techno-economic analysis, CapEx forecasting, technology market research, manage supplier relationships, and support the development/M&A pipeline. The applicant will develop and improve internal processes to enhance RFPs, MSA execution, and design optimization process.The responsibilities of the Director of Procurement include but are not limited to:--- Supporting technical/commercial supplier due diligence processes, competitive RFPs, negotiations, and contract execution for capital equipment (BESS, Modules, PCS, and Trackers).--- Explore new technologies, lead the evaluation, and benchmarking of new products to determine the economic value and potential impacts if implemented.--- Perform market analyses, define cost structures, develop should-cost models, forecast industry trends and risks, and leverage expertise to ensure Arevon is working with and procuring from best-in-class suppliers to meet cost targets.--- Understand key suppliers' organizational structure, financial health, negotiated Terms and Conditions, deal structure, exposure/risk, culture, and service capabilities.--- Supporting tax equity and debt financing due diligence.--- Supporting design optimization for early-stage greenfield projects (modeling, cost estimates, and project schedules). Develop consensus on optimal system design, construction, and operational approaches.--- Build strategic relationships with equipment and services suppliers and perform as key point of contact within Arevon.--- Maintaining feedback loop with operations and development/construction teams to ensure issues are documented and considered for future MSAs and projects.--- Conducting manufacturing facility and construction site visits to ensure proper QAQC measures are followed on procured equipment.--- Attend industry events and represent Arevon to the industry in a professional capacity.--- Lead a small team of 4-5 associates.Qualifications--- 4-6 years of utility-scale energy storage experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.--- Minimum of 1 year of BESS experience required.--- General knowledge of supply chain management and procurement, as well as construction principles considered an asset.--- Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint is a must (PowerBI, Tableau, and/or data other visualization platforms are considered an asset).--- Basic coding/programming abilities not required, but considered an asset (Python, SQL, Java, etc.)--- Strong math and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop complex analyses and perform independent research.--- Strong familiarity with evaluating supplier proposals and converting costs into energy unit-based pricing (i.e., $/kWh, $/W).--- Able to prioritize tasks based on potential commercial impacts under aggressive deadlines.--- Ability to travel at a minimum of 1 week per month.Education Requirements--- BS degree in engineering desired.--- Alternative acceptable degrees include economics, business, finance, energy, or related disciplines.Contact InformationIf you feel your background and experience meet the job requirements above, we'd love to hear from you. 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