February 1, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Job Type


EnerDel Inc. is an experienced designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage solutions. Located on the northeast side of Indianapolis, EnerDel is an emerging organization whose focus is providing safe and reliable battery technology for a variety of industries.

Founded in 2004, the nearly 100 employee organization focuses on creating battery solutions to power mass and heavy-duty transportation, on-and-off grid electrical, and task-oriented applications.

The Procurement Specialist is a key sourcing position that will handle a variety of tasks ranging from initial supplier negotiations to more transactional duties including RFQ, purchase order entry, delivery tracking for Standard Production Products and other project orders, in a fast paced, high pressure environment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Sourcing/Selecting qualified suppliers
  • RFQ & Negotiation including negotiating best possible price, payment terms, and delivery schedules
  • Purchase Order entry
  • Supplier relationship management including prepayment, on-time delivery of orders and other transactions
  • Measuring & Managing supplier performance (price, delivery, and quality)
  • Identifying supplier risks
  • Developing and leading new supply sources (Advanced Sourcing, Dual Sourcing) while supporting daily responsibilities
  • Examining bids
  • Establishing accounts/terms
  • Interfacing positively with internal cross-functional organizations and suppliers
  • Reporting to Operations to ensure supplying required component parts for production
  • Complying with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics
  • Supporting other initiatives/activities as directed by senior management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

  • Preferred:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related area
  • 5-7 years of procurement experience in manufacturing setting including ERP system
  • Advanced knowledge and skills with the: Internet, data entry, spreadsheets, and word processing, specifically with Microsoft Word and Excel and PowerPoint
  • Great Plains (Microsoft Dynamics), ERP system, Quality System, and automotive experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of the entire procurement process including PPAP and Change Management (Engineering Change Request, Deviation, and Return Material Authorization)
  • Ability to be accurate, responsive, follow-through, multi-tasking, and close attention to detail are essential
  • Ability to be team-oriented as well as work independently, results-driven, positive attitude, and be active with the entire procurement process
  • Ability to organize work load efficiently, meet tight timelines, problem solve effectively, and perform duties of the job accurately and with input and follow-up from management
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment, while ensuring continuity of supply for manufacturing parts
  • Ability to drive and lead along with using processes to build and improve work
  • Comfortable and effective in interacting with all areas and levels of the organization to drive organizational goals and objectives
  • Possess strong customer service and support skills
  • Prioritize and follow-up effectively both internally and externally
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Willing to travel 10-20% for supplier visits

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic

Job Type: Full-time

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