Vice President, Supply Chain

at Sunnova Energy International, Inc.
Location Houston, TX
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Brief Description of Sunnova

Sunnova (NYSE: NOVA) is revolutionizing the energy industry as a leading Energy as a Service (EaaS) provider of solar, battery storage, EV charging, and other energy solutions with customers spanning the U.S. and its territories. Founded in 2012, our goal is to provide homeowners, businesses, and communities with a better energy service at a better price – making clean, renewable energy more accessible, reliable, and affordable.

At Sunnova, we believe that our success comes from the diversity and creativity of our people. Our team is made up of forward-thinkers who are passionate about changing the energy industry for the better, and we're looking for like-minded individuals to join us. We encourage our people to push beyond traditional limits and explore new horizons – because only then can we truly transform the world for the better.

If you're excited about being a part of the fastest-growing segment of the energy industry, we want you on our team!

The Vice President, Supply Chain Position

Sunnova Energy is searching for our Vice President, Supply Chain to play a critical leadership role in shaping and executing our supply chain strategy to ensure seamless operations, cost efficiency, and exceptional customer experiences. This senior-level position demands a proven track record in supply chain management, strategic thinking, team leadership, and the ability to drive cross-functional collaboration.

Vice President, Supply Chain Responsibilities

Supply Chain Strategy:
Develop and implement a comprehensive supply chain strategy aligned with overall business goals, emphasizing operational excellence, cost optimization, and risk mitigation.
Continuously evaluate and adapt supply chain processes to meet changing market conditions, customer demands, and industry trends.

Team Leadership:
Lead, mentor, and inspire a high-performing supply chain management team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
Provide clear direction, set performance expectations, and support professional development to ensure the team's success.

Supplier Relationships:
Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with suppliers, negotiating favorable terms, pricing, and agreements while ensuring supplier diversity and ethical practices.
Collaborate with suppliers to enhance visibility, quality, and reliability throughout the supply chain.

Inventory Management:
Oversee inventory planning, demand forecasting, and order fulfillment to minimize excess inventory while ensuring product availability to meet customer demands.
Implement inventory optimization strategies and technology solutions to enhance accuracy and efficiency.

Logistics and Distribution:
Streamline transportation, warehousing, and distribution processes to reduce lead times, minimize costs, and improve overall supply chain agility.
Evaluate and enhance the use of technology and data analytics to optimize logistics operations.

Risk Management:
Identify and mitigate supply chain risks related to disruptions, regulatory changes, geopolitical issues, and other factors that could impact operations or profitability.
Develop contingency plans and ensure business continuity in the face of unexpected challenges.

Sustainability and Compliance:
Drive initiatives to enhance sustainability across the supply chain, including responsible sourcing, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and ethical practices.
Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards related to supply chain operations.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
Proven experience (15+ years) in progressively responsible supply chain management roles, with 10+ years in leadership positions.
Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with a track record of fostering cross-functional collaboration.
Proficiency in supply chain management software and data analytics tools.
In-depth knowledge of industry best practices, trends, and emerging technologies.
Demonstrated experience in negotiation, supplier relationship management, and contract management.
Strong understanding of sustainability practices and their integration into supply chain operations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in energy is a plus.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge and experience on all aspects of supply chain.
Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Adjusts to change smoothly and rapidly.
Exhibits superior organizational skills and strategic planning abilities.
Strong interpersonal skills as well as negotiation and persuasion abilities.
Possesses excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task effectively.
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to network and leverage contacts effectively.

Working Conditions

Open-office environment




Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:
Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
Competitive compensation & annual bonus
Paid time off, including 11 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
Cell phone allowance for many roles

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

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