solar commodity lead resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Insightful Procurement & Operations professional with 7+ years of experience supporting solar photovoltaic equipment distribution and system integrations. Notable for cultivating relationships and negotiating favorable contract terms and pricing. Talented in market analysis & application of ways to improve sourcing strategies, circumventing complex and ambiguous issues (ever present in the roller coaster industry of renewables). Track record of success within both the residential/community & utility sectors, seeking to leverage background into a senior level position with a progressive organization looking to expand their renewable portfolio.

Areas of Expertise
Organizational Design & Optimization - Logistics - Procurement - Supplier Selection - Master Supply Agreement Negotiations - Strategic Planning & Leadership - Process Improvement - Budgeting

  • Microsoft Office Suite; Outlook
  • Experience using SAP, Kinaxis (RapidResponse), Tableau, Coupa Software, & 3rd Party warehousing/logistics portal software
Solar Commodity Lead, 08/2018 to Current
NRG/Clearway Energy GroupCity, STATE,
  • Lead supplier engagement for major equipment (solar inverters, panels, transformers, and BESS [battery energy storage system]) procurement efforts.
  • 600MW+ solar modules procured during tenure.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with development to map out procurement strategies with a 1–3 year outlook based upon projects’ viability/acquisition stage against equipment pricing and availability.
  • Produce yearly cost savings by staying under capital markets “major equipment” capex budgets.
  • Routinely actualize 10-25% savings year over year when compared against “Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)” pricing index for equipment managing to procure (solar panels, inverters, storage solutions, & transformers).
  • Negotiate master supply/service agreements with top tier suppliers of each respected commodity.
  • Experience in incorporating legal language crafted around Safe Harbor ITC & Solar Tariffs (with overseas suppliers).
  • Manage owner furnished equipment, ensuring logistical operations are in place to distribute equipment to community solar (< 15MW) and utility scale projects sites within Clearway’s project pipeline in a timely fashion.
  • Preserve relationships via cadenced meetings with preferred and approved suppliers.
  • Utilize standing meetings to work through topics and discussions revolving around equipment servicing, technology roadmaps, and ancillary items to support cross-functional departments (O&M, project engineering, construction management, & development).
  • Manage database of executed purchase orders, contracts, & vendor profiles within E-Procurement portal.
Sourcing Analyst / Material Specialist, 12/2015 to 12/2017
  • Analyzed supplier data to continuously look for improvement opportunities relating to all departments concerning Global Supply Chain.
  • Tracked market commodities through 3rd Party API's, extracting/organizing copper and aluminum data to report hedging opportunities.
  • Implemented Tableau 'Supplier Scorecard' Dashboards, sourcing transactional and financial information from internal ERP system and 3rd Party API's to establish a real-time overview of Supplier Performance & Credit Rating.
  • Collaborated with Engineers and Commodity Managers to maintain material & vendor master database within SAP, keeping global systems business info records (20,000+ document info records) current.
  • Routinely updated and vetted multiple >100 MW EPC project BOMs to produce a breakdown of cost per part, while confirming materials in active status, obsolescence, or new part processing.
Supply Chain Analyst (BOS)/ Commodity Buyer, 12/2014 to 12/2015
  • Investigated cost savings opportunities through material analysis and engineering/construction team support resulting in over $40,000.00 in cost savings.
  • Routinely reviewed bid submittals, cost updates, and other prevalent factors for overviewing competing Vendors.
  • Created and maintained buyer metrics for the commodity purchasing group, monitoring the overall direct spend across all projects.
  • Presented cost savings and spend data at both an aggregate and individual level for upper management to review on a Quarterly basis.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Exercise and Wellness, Expected in 05/2015 to ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Health Solutions - Tempe, AZ
New American University Scholarship; Dean’s List
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
  • Stanford Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate (EIET)

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School Attended

  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Health Solutions

Job Titles Held:

  • Solar Commodity Lead
  • Sourcing Analyst / Material Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst (BOS)/ Commodity Buyer


  • Bachelor of Science

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