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Supply Chain Manager / Supply Chain Specialist

Warsaw, Poland

Full time

Technology and Supply Chain

Come and join Otovo as our new Supply Chain Manager / Supply Chain Specialist

You will join a team to build the energy company of the future, together with more than 250 international colleagues based in 7 countries in Europe.

About Otovo

Otovo is the market leader for solar panel installations in consumers’ homes in Europe. Based out of Oslo, Norway, we have set out to change the way we consume energy in our homes, through a better, cleaner, cheaper solution: photovoltaic solar panels. Learn more about Otovo here.

Otovo has built a marketplace and proprietary tools which allows customers to quickly obtain a turnkey budget for a solar installation in their home, while providing hundreds of installers around Europe work to bid and price their services for such projects. Through the use of our technology, we bring customers and installers together, efficiently and effectively, to make solar more affordable and simple for everyone.

Otovo is financially backed by some of Europe’s most established institutional investors and is currently present in Norway, Sweden, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Germany and Brazil, and are adding Austria, Portugal and the UK before the summer.

By joining our team in the early stages of the company, you will have plenty of growth opportunities to learn, and develop into one of Otovo’s leaders of this fast growing company! Come and join the solar revolution!

Our Vision

“Clean and Locally produced energy in every home”

Otovo’s Supply Chain

As an asset-light company, all our deliveries to our end-customers are handled via framework agreements with subcontractors. As our operations scale up, we are proactively looking to ensure solid supply of equipment and materials to the installers on our platform. We therefore establish strategic supply chain partnerships in all the markets we operate in, and are constantly looking for improvement areas both commercially and operationally.

In order to ensure availability of high quality components at attractive prices, Otovo maintains both strategic and operational relationships with distributors, wholesalers and manufactures. As supply chain manager/specialist you will be at the forefront of this endeavor.

Key areas of responsibility

The supplychain manager will be responsible to ensure continuity of supply and joint value creation by collaborating externally with our supply chain partners. Your overarching responsibility will be to ensure the supply of hardware is sufficient to meet our needs on a european level. This role implies tasks in 4 major areas

1/ Supply chain partnerships:

Oversee and steer Otovo’s relationship with supply chain partners: sharing mid and long term forecasts, definition of a joint business plan including how to create value together in the supply chain.

Proactively manage the supplier capacity and ensure sufficient supply through a mix of commitments, supply chain integration and implementation of smart supply chain solutions.

Support our key account managers who handle the day to day operational relationship.

2/ Hardware Purchases

Coordinate the direct purchase of hardware when applicable: identification of potential sources, definition of the logistics setup, negotiation of commercial and logistics terms, evaluation of the gross margin and working capital impacts, ensuring the right level of approval and financial tracking.

3/ Key internal stakeholders

Create a strong link with our key account managers, understand the in-market demand, and installers’ capability, constraints and feedback.

You will be part of our central supply chain team - responsible for the entire European supply. This implies building new supply chains as we expand to new markets.

4/ Key Performance Indicators

Define, implement and track the relevant performance indicator of the supply chain (On Time In Full) in a way relevant to our industry and supplier capabilities.

Define and implement the tools needed to improve our forecasting accuracy in collaboration with local teams and supply chain partners.

Profile

Strong business acumen, ability to build win-win solutions and long term partnerships.

Logical thinking & at ease with numbers

Able to map processes and engage in improvement projects.

Dynamic, autonomous, rigorous, with a good sense of prioritization.

Not afraid to negotiate and lead financial discussions.

Committed and excited by our mission of leading the energy transition.

Relevant experience:

5-10 years work experience, ideally managing distributor operations or working at a distributor in a B2B retail environment, with an understanding of the dynamics around inventory management, working capital, logistics.

Successful applicant characteristics

#self-starter #hands-on #collaborative #multi-lingual #Internationaltrade #purchasing #integratedsupplychain #supplyplanning #processdesign #solar industry experience is a plus

What's in it for you?

More solar panels = less global warming. You have a chance to make a meaningful contribution

A committed, young and social work environment, we have fun at work!!!

A steep learning curve, with training related to technology and renewables industries and lots of on-the-job coaching

Real professional growth opportunities, in a growth company;

Competitive compensation to match skills and experience

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