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ConEdison Solutions Category Manager in Valhalla, New York

WHO WE ARE

For nearly two decades, Con Edison Solutions (CES), Con Edison Development (CED) and Con Edison Energy (CEE) have been leading national providers of retail and wholesale energy services. Now, they are part of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses (CEB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies.

CED is a leading developer of solar, wind and battery storage throughout the United States and currently owns and operates over 2.6 GW of renewable energy projects and is the second largest owner and operator of solar photovoltaic facilities in the United States. CED leads the industry in the development, ownership and operation of renewable energy projects by providing engineering, permitting, interconnection, construction management, start-up and commissioning expertise, as well as operations and maintenance services. CED also has deep experience in financial management for power generation facilities.

WHY WORK FOR US

We offer great career opportunities and are able to check some of your boxes including:

• Be a part of a market leader and one of the largest solar energy producers in North America

• Improve the planet by helping us further reduce carbon emissions

• Collaborate on a dynamic team of high performing professionals

• Create and improve on our renewable innovation

• Obtain a customized career path

• Participate in social causes

• Obtain a competitive compensation package

• Select from comprehensive health plans and other benefits

• Utilize our generous tuition reimbursement program

ABOUT THE POSITION

The CEBs have a growing renewable pipeline and we are looking to add as an essential member to the team in Valhalla, NY. The Category Manager will be responsible for developing a category strategy for the solar panels and inverts or other assigned categories supporting the vision of the organization, supporting projects under construction as well as the needs of operating facilities. Projects will be constructed under EPC or General Contracting structures with major equipment and solar modules assigned to project construction contractors.

You must be eligible to work in the US independent of company sponsorship.

  • Implement category strategies linked to business strategy for the assigned categories in the renewable energy category.

  • Be the focal point of contact for all matters that pertain to the category from understanding the internal requirements, developing the strategy, sourcing for suppliers, contract management including development of MSA’s, execution of projects, ascertain logistics requirements, life cycle management and all matters that related to supplier performance and risk management.

  • Support ongoing vendor management support for projects in execution including discussions for change order etc. Maintain contractual and business relationships with vendors. Plan and execute effective negotiation processes with vendors.

  • Perform market research, tier 2 supplier strategies, identification of supplier capability, financial status, risk, supply chain shortages and mitigation strategies.

  • Identify and implement innovative strategic solutions that provide greater efficiency for projects, lower cost of operations and deliver process efficiencies for the organization.

  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of respective global supply markets, competitors, and product innovations.

  • Build strong relationship with internal team stakeholders and ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Collaborate with other category managers and internal stakeholders for wider adoption of the developed strategy.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Engineering (or equivalent).

  • CIPS / CPM / ASICS certifications preferred.

SKILLS:

  • An ability to work independently without much supervision.

  • An ability to effectively manage deadlines.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, research and technical aptitude.

  • Sound decision-making capabilities.

  • An ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in EPC Purchasing and Supply Chain management.

  • Experienced in procurement of renewable energy related equipment or other technical equipment and services.

  • Prior experience in Category management.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ease of adoption to new technology.

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We offer a very competitive salary with annual target bonus, 401k plan with company match, comprehensive benefit package, generous time off policy, matching Employee Stock Purchase Plan, excellent Tuition Aid Program and a collaborative working environment in a growing organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Consolidated Edison is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice its commitment to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship, eligible veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Con Edison is a federal contractor subject to VEVRAA and desires to receive priority referrals of protected veterans.

Requisition ID: 2021-2301

External Company URL: www.conedsolutions.com

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