Senior Procurement Manager

United States /
Finance – FP&A Team /
/ Remote
About the role:

Aurora Solar is a fast-growing Series D company on a mission to create a future of solar energy for all. Aurora makes the software that is enabling society to transition to a world powered by solar power. It’s our goal to have every solar installation in the world pass through our software, which has already been used to design millions of solar projects. Named one of “The Best Midsized Remote Companies To Work for in 2023” by and awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, Aurora is disrupting the energy industry and changing the course of history.

We are looking for a motivated and results-oriented Senior Procurement Manager who is passionate about building processes and policies from the ground up and is looking to flex their negotiation skills at an organization making a meaningful difference in the world. They will strategically partner with leaders across the company to manage complex software and services renewals, purchases, and other high-dollar-value negotiations, as well as deliver excellent customer service both internally and externally. 

We are a passionate and diverse team that aspires to be the best place for the best people and we’re looking for talented individuals to accelerate our exponential growth as we continue to scale. If you are looking for a stimulating and fulfilling role, come join us!

What you'll do:

    • Set Aurora Solar’s “Procurement Philosophy” and build and document procurement processes and policies accordingly
    • Drive awareness and comprehension of procurement processes and policies through internal training and communication
    • Partner with department leads to align on team requirements ahead of contract negotiations
    • Work closely with Security, Legal, and Finance to ensure compliance with privacy, contractual, and budget requirements
    • Negotiate strategic agreements directly with vendors to maximize savings and efficiencies for stakeholders
    • Use multiple sources of information, including stakeholder views and strategies, to develop solutions and recommendations
    • Foster trust in both internal and external stakeholders by maintaining operational excellence

What we value:

    • Experience developing, implementing, and executing Procurement strategies and compliance (including but not limited to Software, IT Hardware, Professional Services, Facilities, etc.)
    • Demonstrated history of negotiating contracts, especially SaaS Software and Applications
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is required (experience with Anaplan is a plus!)
    • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels throughout the company
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, couple with the ability to follow-through
    • Ability to prioritize objectives in a fast-paced environment to ensure key deliverables are met in a timely manner
Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Our mission at Aurora is to create a future of solar energy for all. We aim to reflect that inclusivity in the people who imagine and build our product by creating an environment where diversity is cherished and where anyone—regardless of background—can thrive. We strive to always do better and know that by empowering people, we can power the planet.