Construction Supply Chain Director


Job Ref: #340

Energy & Renewables

Envision AESC is looking for a Construction Supply Chain Director to work on large scale ground-up Engineering-Procurement-Construction project that requires exceptional talent. The product portfolio is expanding with never-built-before production lines, and requirements demand cell production volume at a scale which was once thought to be impossible to reach. Our environment is fast-paced and incredibly exciting. Required commitment is that you bring in your passion for advancing energy sustainability, your desire to work on difficult problems pushing the limits, your willingness to value team success beyond your own, and your unwavering positive attitude towards sustained hard work.


  • Contractor oversight
  • Develop equipment purchasing strategy for construction phase
  • Develop bulks purchasing strategy for Project Director approval
  • Draft purchase and material management plan
  • Stress test contractor purchase strategy against best-practice (e.g., low-cost purchasing, standardized specifications)
  • Implementing Worldwide/Regional/Country agreements, as necessary, to consolidate suppliers/spend.


  • Develop plan to ensure timely delivery of all items, especially long-lead and critical path items
  • Work with freight forwarder to ensure all key export/import/transient documents/permits are in place and correct
  • Provide input to cost estimator/cost control regarding freight
  • Organize detailed delivery of all key items if not being handled by contractor
  • Monitor and report delivery of all items to ensure none become critical, especially long-lead and critical path
  • Support/Lead a strategic sourcing approval process.
  • Expedite all vendors that are falling behind on either drawing or equipment delivery
  • Work on “Lean” initiatives and identify other sourcing efficiencies via benchmarking, VA/VE (Value Analysis/ Value Engineering), competitive quotes and resourcing.
  • Negotiate, evaluate, and issue PO’s (Purchase Order) and Work Orders for construction commodities.


  • Identify all potential vendors
  • Identify or gather list of critical-path items
  • Maintain and pre-qualify vendors from a financial health point of view (Envision legal/procurement department) and maintain AVL (Approved Vendor List) for project
  • Interface with central procurement (where relevant) to ensure effective purchasing strategy and use of low-cost contracts
  • Issue RFQ’s (Request for Quotations) and purchase orders
  • Support the purchase order closeout process including reconciliation of material receipts, billings, changes, and payments
  • Ensuring commodity spend is managed efficiently and effectively and within contract compliance
  • Participate in claim resolution
  • Prepare commercial bid evaluations and make recommendations to the Project Director


  • Lead and mentor a team of procurement professionals.

Background & Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Graduate studies in project management business will be valued
  • Have at least 15 years of experience in purchasing, preferably in MEP, Construction or Facilities space, of large industrial construction projects ($100m+ capex)
  • Additional experience in project controls or construction management preferred.
  • Hi-tech, construction and/or automotive industry experience.
  • Strategic Sourcing, Opportunity Analyses, and Contract Negotiations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Spanish and English, and presentation skills are a must
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power BI.
  • Ability to work within a high-performance, cross-functional organization with challenging timelines and goals
  • Have an inquisitive and open attitude to exploring new ideas and willingness to continuously learn
  • Ability to train and mentor colleagues on best practices for project management and execution
  • Experience in Extremadura will be valued
  • Driver’s license


  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Trust-Building
  • Decision-Making
  • Organization
  • Time Management

Envision AESC

Envision AESC is the world’s leading battery technology company and lithium-ion battery manufacturer with battery plants in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Spain’s highest-profile manufacturing plants as Envision AESC is building a new battery manufacturing plants in Extremadura to support its business growth in Europe. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most exciting, large-scale industrial developments in many years, where new and emerging technologies will be adopted in support of the rapidly growing electric vehicle marketplace.    

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Mégane Khammar-Salopelto

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+358 (0) 408205827

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