FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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Vice President, Supply Chain

Vice President, Supply Chain

ID 
2018-1600
Job Locations 
US-CT-Torrington

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About Our Company

 

FuelCell Energy is transforming the world’s energy landscape by delivering clean and efficient solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy.  We thrive on innovation as our fuel cell power plants provide answers to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, such as generating a virtually pollutant-free and affordable supply of electric power within cities, reducing carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations, and producing hydrogen for transportation, industry and utility-scale energy storage.  Our unique mission requires a diverse, energetic and creative workforce, and our shared passion for a cleaner energy future is the foundation of our Company’s culture. We take pride in what we have accomplished and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address energy, environmental and economic challenges for power users and communities world-wide.

 

With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader with environmentally responsible power solutions. 

 

Join our team and contribute to a brighter, cleaner energy future.

 

 

Responsibilities

The Vice President, Supply Chain is responsible for leading and developing the Supply Chain (i.e., production planning, strategic supplier sourcing, inventory management, and logistics functions) across the globe while creating and implementing a vision for continual improvement of procurement processes.

 

This position provides people leadership focused upon personal and collective accountability and oversees the supply chain process to ensure necessary goods and components are planned, purchased, received, and shipped in support of customer requirements and schedules.

  • Directs and coordinates the day to day and long term strategic activities of the team to ensure timely planning and procurement of goods and services to meet business demand.
  • Evaluates the internal performance for all aspects of supply chain and drives continuous improvement of supply system operations with effective leadership.
  • Professionally represents the organization in supplier relationships, including but not limited to establishing new relationships, strengthening existing relationships, formulating policy, and negotiating contracts.
  • Develops and implements planning and procurement systems, policies and procedures that drive a rigorous supplier selection process, supplier development and performance and establish timely supplier evaluation and feedback to ensure continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.
  • Develops and manages all Key Performance Indicators related to supply chain performance.
  • Ensures supplier competition is balanced and fair, ensuring the best price, delivery and quality while reducing supply chain risk to the organization.
  • Identifies and recommends key new suppliers, performs new supplier technical evaluations and ongoing supplier audits.
  • Partners with key stakeholders, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Service, driving continuous improvement to ensure on-time, complete, and compliant deliveries to our customers.
  • Ensures suppliers are aligned with technical and commercial requirements by working closely with Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Project Management, and Service Organizations.
  • Manages the Master Schedule, monitors the production schedule, material inventory levels, planning and release of production orders. Ensures supply chain is engaged to support customer orders, maintain optimum lead time and inventory levels while anticipating risks and issues in the supply chain.
  • Determines material and merchandise cost trends, then formulates and coordinates policies and activities to maintain appropriate margins.
  • Prepares and reviews requisitions and purchase orders for direct materials and equipment.
  • Analyzes market conditions/trends, geopolitical conditions, and delivery systems to determine present and future material availability, and mitigate risks.
  • Understands key production processes to better support the organization.
  • Prepares reports regarding supplier performance, and merchandise costs, including experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program and/or commodity progress, productivity and variance analysis.

 

 

Qualifications

Education:      

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or relevant Engineering; Master’s Degree preferred

 

Institute for Supply Management Certification (C.P.M., C.P.S.M.) preferred

 

Experience:  

 

10+ years of experience in progressively more responsible roles that combine direct product procurement with strong leadership of a supply chain organization for a highly engineered, manufactured product.

 

Special Skills:

  • Extensive experience working on a global level managing and developing suppliers, mitigating risk, negotiating for competitiveness, sourcing and re-sourcing.
  • Highly skilled in contract negotiations and management. Proven track record of experience negotiating and managing supplier contracts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively manage both internal and external relationships with cross-functional groups and global suppliers, demonstrating the ability to work across cultures.
  • Experience leading personnel development and significant process improvement efforts through strong Project/Program Management.
  • Familiarity with ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulation compliance.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high level, professional business presentations to individuals and groups including Senior Leadership.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to achieve business objectives and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Experience in translating and communicating organizational objectives to departmental goals and action plans
  • Must have a U.S. Passport or be able to successfully obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport immediately upon hire.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires normal manual dexterity, speech and hearing. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of a computer monitor.
  • Be willing and able to travel up to 30% of the year, domestically and internationally.
  • Routine travel between office locations (Torrington and Danbury, CT).
  • This position is primarily sedentary. The ability to move between disconnected buildings to attend meetings is required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability

 

We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and generous paid leave.

 

Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.

 

No agency submissions please. Resumes submitted to any FuelCell Energy employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the FuelCell Energy Recruiting team for this position will become the property of FuelCell Energy and no agency fees will be paid.

 

FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.

 

If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please send an email with your resume to jobs@fce.com or contact us by calling 203-205-2070. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.

 

NOTE:   This dedicated phone line and email address are designed exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be acknowledged.  A response to your request may take up to two business days.