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Supply Chain Manager - Solar PV
Legací Power invests in and develops cheaper cleaner power... faster!
We create value by de-risking investments and developments through the application of our industry expertise and experience while mobilising our partners and networks in Activities of Advisory, Consultancy, Products & Technology, and Resources across the energy value-chain of Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and Energy Management.
The Role
The Supply Manager role has hands-on responsibility for all strategic sourcing, procurement and purchasing, interfacing with Engineering in issuing and evaluating RFQs, and Project Management/Operations in addressing commercial issues and negotiating sub-supplier contracts, pursuing cost reduction opportunities and overall supplier management for the solar photovoltaic business.
  • Defining process and procedures for strategic sourcing, and project procurement and purchasing.
  • Developing project procurement strategies and securing efficiencies in alignment with project strategy.
  • With the support of Engineering, identifying and qualifying key commodity sub-suppliers/manufacturers as well as project sub-suppliers for all solar photovoltaic (pv) project scope.
  •  Issuing RFQs, reviewing, analyzing and clarifying quote packages from sub-suppliers, negotiating sub-supplier contract terms and conditions realizing cost reduction opportunities while maintaining required specifications and/or quality, issuing POs for stock as well as for projects, and managing and expediting sub-supplier delivery.
  • Work with Quality Management to assure quality and compliance with all applicable standards.
  • Develop project material/equipment management/tracking processes and tools in liaison with project management and all other interested stakeholders.
  • Develop material/equipment handling, storage and preservation processes and tools in liaison with Quality Management and Logistics Management.
  • Build, mentor, develop, manage and lead sourcing, procurement, and purchasing team as necessary to support rapid business ramp up.
  • Apply “lean” principles and identify other sourcing efficiencies via benchmarking, competitive quotes, resourcing, etc.
  • Maintain day-to-day sub-supplier relationships and be the point of contact for all supplier commercial issues.
Qualifications & Requirements
  • BSc degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Material Engineering, or Supply Chain Management degree and/or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability and knowledge of the solar pv industry.
  • Five (5) years of progressive experience in a project procurement/purchasing environment – MV/LV electrical equipment, homebuilder electrical installations, roofing supplier, or related industry participant experience may be advantageous.
  • Good understanding of solar pv systems, MV/LV systems, roofing systems, materials, installation process, and lifecycle.
  • Highly analytical and entrepreneurial self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and solve problems on the fly.
  • Strong organizational habits and well developed ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects, with various teams including engineers and supply chain personnel.
  • Strong commercial awareness and good negotiation skill supported by well-honed written and verbal communication, and strong spreadsheet and word processing skills.
  • Team player and with strong interpersonal skills.
The position is responsible to the Directors and is a unique opportunity for a hungry, entrepreneurial supply chain professional, keen to develop and grow in an innovative environment and game changing energy business.
For a confidential discussion, please email the Recruitment Manager with a covering Letter and concise CV via
We look forward to hearing from you.
Legací Power
Energise tomorrow… today!

Reference: SCM-SPV.2024.02
location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Function: Management
Job Type: Professionals (>5 years of work experience)
Business/Activity: Solar
Contract Type: -
Closing date: 2024-04-30