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Category Manager - Energy Storage

Company: Soligent
Location: Poway
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Soligent is the largest pure play solar distributor in the Americas. At Soligent, we envision a world where solar isn't just the cleanest choice for power: it's the obvious choice. Our mission is to empower homeowners and installers with a tool-set that transforms the way the world produces energy. We do this by hiring talented people, empowering our team, and being mission driven. Soligent has been featured by the White House, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The World Economic Forum, and the Atlantic among other publications. In this role, you will see and participate in the interworking of a high growth entrepreneurial large company in a sector that changes the world.Why Soligent?We are the largest business of its kind in the world. With 5,000 customers in 45 countries, Soligent is an established industry leader in solar with the fast-paced and entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.You will be part of a vital team at the forefront of transforming how people use energy. Drive positive change in the world while working with the best and brightest. Our executives have built and led successful billion-dollar companies.We invest in you. You will learn the ins and outs of solar, be exposed to roles across the company, and receive quality training.Why You?Are you mission driven? At Soligent, solar is more than a job; it's our future.Doyou see solutions where others see problems? You're not satisfied with the status quo; you constantly think about how to improve processes.Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty? You understand the big picture but also have an innate ability to drill down and execute with high attention to detail.Can you execute individually but enjoy working with a team? We support a strong culture of teamwork where it's about the collective gain. Feedback is a big part of that.Does your word mean everything, you take responsibility for outcomes, and are incredibly persistent? We have a culture of integrity and accountability.Do you connect the dots easily? You can see how your role fits in with the organization.Are you fun to be around and able to wear many hats? Soligent is a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture. We believe saving the world should be fun.Looking to join a purpose-driven, operationally focused, and growing team making a positive impact in the world? Thriving in a remote, fast-paced, dynamic environment, the Category Manager - Energy Storage takes a hands-on approach in leading efforts to commercially qualify and negotiate terms of the business relationship for Soligent while striking the appropriate balance between service, cost management, and assurance of supply. This role plays an instrumental part in bringing clean, affordable, and modern energy to the world.Helps Soligent make a positive impact by:Implementing and maintaining inventory and material management strategies by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levelsConsulting with suppliers regarding the availability of products and lead timesSupporting leadership with a data-backed strategy to support or take lead on negotiations and partnership conversationsSupporting and implementing category strategies utilizing various value levers that deliver improved cost, reduced risk, and more efficient processesSupporting with process improvements, including leading and executing projects and communicating with all stakeholders, including upper managementMaintaining the accuracy of feasible replenishment plans across all distribution networks.Managing inventory levels in order to maximize salesCoordinating with suppliers on new product roll-outs.Reviewing out-of-stock situations or shortage of supply issues and recommend mitigating action.Developing exit strategies for unsuccessful products.Conducting root cause analysis for Supply Chain issues/variances and performing corrective action plansBalancing inventory between multiple warehouses.Maintaining and reporting out on individual and team objectives, key results, and KPIs.Collaborating with Sales, Marketing, and Suppliers to implement monthly promotional strategies to assist with promoting new and or slow-moving product sales.Building supplier relationships for applicable products by attending Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR's), industry events, and trade shows.Actively participating in meetings with the sales team and collaborating to improve product sales.Supporting with all other duties as assigned by the manager.Requirements: The Category Manager - Energy Storage must have the following skills:4+ Years in planning, buying, and/or inventory management or a similar roleSolar industry knowledge with preference of energy storage experienceIn-depth Excel knowledge; experience working withlarge data sets in ExcelProficiency with ERP systems NetSuite preferred.Successful experience working with internal and external stakeholders, including customers and vendor partnersAbility to communicate effectively with partners at all levelsAbility to act as a flexible and innovative team player with a roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and a hands-on approachAbility to manage time effectively and be focused on setting and executing clear objectives and prioritiesCommitment to excellence and high standardsVersatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasmAbility to exercise strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skillsAbility to demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skillsCompensation for this role for a candidate based in Colorado is expected to be $75,000 $85,000 per year and for a candidate in NYC is expected to be $75,000 $85,000 per year, but may be higher or lower in other States due to geographic differentials in the labor market.BenefitsMedical, Dental, Vision, 401K, HSA, FSA, Unlimited PTO

Keywords: Soligent, Poway , Category Manager - Energy Storage, Executive , Poway, California

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