Senior Manager Sourcing

Nextracker Inc.

  • Hyderabad, Telangana
Senior Manager Sourcing
Job Posted : Jul 8th, 2021

Job Description

The Senior Supply Chain Manager will be part of strategic Sourcing team which is part of NEXTracker Supply Chain team at large. General responsibilities will include supplier qualification & onboarding, scouting & benchmarking suppliers, landed cost analysis, managing supplier escalations, contract negotiations, preparation of reports, presentations & correspondence, market/data research & analysis and data tracking. A highly motivated & focused individual with positive attitude is essential for this role as working within renewable energy industry can often be demanding and challenging, with shifting priorities to keep growing at lightning speed.


  • Data collection, mining & analysis from various sources to develop and execute sourcing strategy.
  • Drive supplier scouting & cost benchmarking in low cost regions, prepare and manage RFPs, lead supplier negotiations and escalations.
  • Drive new supplier qualification and onboarding processes.
  • Manage cost roadmaps, capacity planning, and allocation strategy.
  • Maintain supplier performance metrics and organize QBRs with suppliers.
  • Perform supply and demand analysis, landed cost analysis, supplier performance trends, cost of quality analysis, weighted average scoring and analysis for various situations supply chain team encounters.
  • Intense collaboration with engineering, quality, and supply chain teams for scouting new sources, defining supplier selection criteria, new supplier qualification, supplier cost recovery and new product introduction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and high level of proficiency with Excel: comfortable with Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP’s and complex formula creation.
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and oral, strong grammar, with experience in content editing and preparing formal reports and presentation.
  • Effective Communicator with ability to influence suppliers, vendors, and internal stakeholders.
  • Good project management skills with ability to plan tasks, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently.
  • Must be comfortable in a supporting role, taking direction from and working closely with a supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic & multi-cultural environment.

Good to have:-

  • Experience in Solar or renewable energy field is desirable.
  • Experience with SQL or Excel VBA.
  • Willingness to Travel (20%) within Asia & Americas.

Reporting & Location:-

This individual will be based in Hyderabad, India and work closely with and report to the Director of Global Sourcing however will also collaborate with other team members on a daily basis. He or she must possess a collaborative nature and be comfortable working on small teams for a vast majority of projects.

Company Overview:-

It’s no accident that Nextracker leads the industry in patented features and capabilities that increase plant performance and reduce costs for EPCs, developers and asset owners. Innovation and a customer-first attitude are embedded in our DNA.

When the company’s founders set out to redefine then-existing single-axis solar tracker technology, they started with a clean slate, designing and engineering a ground-breaking system with many factors in mind: durable, consistent performance in many site conditions; ease and speed of installation, commissioning and maintenance; self-adjusting algorithms for remote control; advanced monitoring and digital connectivity—all of which would lead to superior performance and lower overall cost of ownership to operate the plant.