Purchasing Specialist

OVERVIEW

Do you want to help revolutionize the way the world is powered? Do you enjoy working with like-minded people who are passionate about what they do? Would you like to have the opportunity to grow your career with a stable organization?

If your answers are yes, please read on.

Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, personable, professional, and has a desire to learn and grow in this role. They will represent the HES Brand and the top tier level of quality and craftmanship we offer out clients.

This position will be working within the Accounting & Finance department, working closely with Accounts Payable, Operations, Project Managers, and Warehouse.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES MAY INCLUDE

  • Evaluating suppliers by considering price, quality, availability, and other criteria
  • Negotiating pricing and contracts with vendors and suppliers to obtain the best deals on behalf of the company
  • Verifying purchases by comparing them to a master list and recommending alternatives for expensive or irrelevant products
  • Preparing and issuing purchase orders and agreements, and tallying them with supply requests
  • Maintaining accurate procurement records
  • Responsible for ensuring timely deliveries and resolving any supply issues or discrepancies
  • Collaborating with internal teams to ensure orders are processed timely and accurately
  • Working closely with the projects team to understand details of procurement requirements
  • Supporting management in inventory forecast needs by analyzing industry and demand trends
  • Supporting management with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Complying with company policies and procedures
  • Embrace the core values and culture of HES Solar

HOW YOU WILL SUCCEED

To be successful in this position you will need to be a quick learner, self-driven, organized, multi-tasker, and be able to communicate effectively with our vendors and our teams.

REQUIRED

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in a similar support role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a similar field preferred
  • Attention to detail and ability to communicate professionally
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must work well on a team
  • Industry knowledge (solar, electrical trade, or construction) strongly preferred
  • QBO and/or NetSuite knowledge strongly preferred

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401K with employer match program 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

HES Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HES Solar is a drug-free employer in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws.

All job offers are contingent upon a successful pre-employment background check and drug screening.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

HES Solar places safety as our highest priority, and that extends from our employees to our customers, to anyone else we may potentially be in contact with through the course of business. Along with the safety procedures we adhere to in the normal course of our work and projects, we have instituted several safety protocols for all of our employees during these times of vigilant public health precautions due to COVID-19. 

Our employees are given temperature checks each time they enter the office, and office visits are only allowed when necessary. 

We’ve instituted remote working for all of our employees who are able to perform their job duties at home. Meetings are done through virtual meeting rooms. 

Field employees maintain a six-foot distance between themselves and fellow employees, customers, vendors, and all others unless unavoidable. 

Masks are required whenever interacting with fellow employees, customers, or the public and whenever social distancing is not possible. 

To ensure these procedures can be met, employees have been provided with face masks or face coverings, eye protection, gloves (as necessary), and foot coverings (as necessary). 

To help ensure frequent sanitizing, employees have been provided sanitizers in the form of gel, liquid, and wipes, antibacterial soap, and paper products for cleaning such as tissues and paper towels. 

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Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.
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