Working at CorPower Ocean you will be part of a world class team, determined to make big impact. We are on a mission to bring reliable and competitive wave energy to the world. We offer a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. CorPower Ocean is a global leader in wave energy, with a technology that has shown game-changing performance. Your work will contribute to the global energy transition by unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of clean energy on earth.
We are looking for an ambitious person with relevant experience in operational purchasing in a complex technical field. This role is based in our Portuguese entity in Viana do Castelo where you will take the main responsibility for all procurement activities.
Material planning: your purchasing scope is focused on mechanical and electrical components and sub-systems of the wave energy converter.
The scope of responsibility includes:
a) product delivery phases from design release, quotations, purchasing, delivery monitoring, stock status and material picking for assembly
b) subcontract and service purchase and follow up
c) budget work, cost calculations and reporting
Consideration of total landed cost by balancing global sourcing and local content aspects
Ensure compliance with logistics rules, environmental and lead-time aspects.
Inventory optimization and stock management.
Interacting with suppliers and visiting supplier facilities when needed.
Follow up supplier delivery performance and develop supplier quality.
Skills and qualifications:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience required in an operational purchasing role.
Degree in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering (Level 6 – QNQ).
Experience in engineering/manufacturing, reading drawing is a must.
Robust negotiation, MS Office, logistics and organizational skills are highly valued.
Advanced skills in MS Excel are considered as a differentiating factor.
Experience of material planning, purchasing and logistics using an ERP system is mandatory.
Enjoys traveling and working closely with suppliers to optimize lead times and cost factors.
Highly proficient in Portuguese and business English.
As a person:
You are striving for excellence, put quality into everything you do
You are self-motivated and hate to waste time
You always search for the most simple and elegant solutions to difficult problems
You love to learn new things, and take pride in constantly developing your skills
You are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach pioneering goals
You see your tasks through to completion
You are comfortable in presenting your solutions internally and externally
You are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid research
CorPower Ocean brings competitive wave energy technology to the world, unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of renewable energy - harnessing the natural power of the oceans to help us tackle climate change and achieve a sustainable low-carbon future.
We are solving a grand challenge that no one else have cracked the code for. With growing global attention to the health of our Earth´s environment, this mission is more important than ever. We find it hard to imagine doing anything more meaningful than this!
Each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. The technical and commercial challenges you will be part of solving are complex, cutting-edge and highly inspiring . Entering the world of wave energy technology with CPO gives you a unique chance to use, improve and hone your skills.
It's not all just hard work here at CPO. In reaching our goals we laugh, we care, we are a CPO-family that enjoy both solving challenges and hanging out with each other. During the journey to complete the dream of a better future there will be lots of challenges, but also lots of fun,and tremendous sense of achievement - you don't want to miss it!
We offer an attractive packages including: competitive base salary, stock options , health & wellbeing support , pension plan, health insurance, and six weeks of paid vacation.
Be part of something great
We are a dynamic, supportive, fun and a truly international team of more than 10 nationalities including industry experts innovators, experienced interdisciplinary engineers and business professionals.
CPO strive to combine the best of world class knowledge from around the world with a true entrepreneurial spirit devoted to developing the best wave energy technology out there .
About CorPower Ocean
CorPower Ocean is a global leader in Wave Energy technology. The ocean forms one of the largest yet least explored renewable energy sources on earth. We bring a new class of high efficiency Wave Energy Converters (WECs) enabling robust and cost-effective harvesting of electricity from ocean waves. The design principle is inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart and offers five times more energy per ton of device compared to previously known technologies, allowing a large amount of energy to be harvested using a small and low-cost device. A unique transparent protection mode brings survivability in the toughest storm conditions. We are headquartered in Sweden with offices in Portugal, Scotland and Norway.