About the Company
sonnen believes clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. sonnen is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions that provide greater energy control for residential customers – contributing to a cleaner and more reliable energy future. sonnen has won several awards for its energy innovations and sonnenBatterie products, including Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy, the 2017 Zayed Energy Innovation Award, MIT’s Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies in 2016 and Global Cleantech 100 for 2015-2017. It is with great excitement that sonnen has recently opened its major home battery manufacturing plant in Elizabeth, South Australia. The plant is expected to produce 10,000 batteries a year for households in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. With the recent launch of the Home Battery Scheme, up to 40,000 households in South Australia will be eligible for subsidies to install sonnenBatterie systems under the $100 million government rebate scheme. In addition to manufacturing, the Elizabeth site will also accommodate sonnen’s Australian headquarters and its central Asia Pacific shipping facility.
What a time to join the sonnen family! This is a unique combination of an exciting greenfield start-up with the stability and backing of a strong, established, and rapidly growing international business.
Reporting to the Managing Director Operations & Finance, this influential role will be responsible for leading the inventory, planning and logistics functions. This will involve developing and implementing end to end supply chain strategies, including establishing and managing freight supplier relationships to meet production demand, and ensuring the timely flow of incoming materials and outgoing product, whilst meeting all import, export and regulatory requirements. The role will also work closely with the production team, proactively working in collaboration to reduce bottle necks and to drive continuous improvement.
This is a fast paced and dynamic environment that will require you to be resourceful and confident in interacting with a range of stakeholders in the Australian and German sonnen teams to understand existing processes, supplier relationships, and adapt and develop process and improvement strategies to support collaborative and consistent practices that drive efficiencies and quality outcomes. You will work with all areas of the business to identify opportunities to achieve supply chain efficiencies from suppliers through to the manufacturing plant, warehousing and shipping.
Skills and Experience
Passion is a word you will hear a lot at sonnen. You may ask why? sonnen is passionate about making a difference and working with likeminded people. That is what makes them a success. Your passion and motivation for this role will be key.
The skills and experience required include proven experience in supply chain management in a manufacturing environment. You will be well versed in production planning with high attention to detail and strong numerical and analytical skills. Working knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies will be desirable but not essential. An innovative mindset and ability to think laterally to quickly problem solve, together with flexibility and a willingness to adapt to and embrace change, are all pivotal to success in this role. Diploma or Bachelor level qualifications in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business or Management will be highly valued.
Other important qualities include highly effective communication and collaboration skills, the ability to work with ambiguity, prioritise competing deadlines and utilise your strong business acumen whilst remaining focussed at all times on the business and customer experience.
This is an outstanding opportunity to develop and contribute to the growth of a dynamic entity in the renewable energy sector.
sonnen has invested in South Australia and this is your opportunity to invest in the future of our state and the renewable energy sector. Are you a lateral thinker? An idealist? A visionary? A free spirit? A world changer? Then you are a sonnenWarrior. You determine your own future. You never content yourself with what is. You love innovation, and let yourself be inspired and enthuse others. You network with people openly, here and now. You are a radiant bundle of energy. The sun (or Sonne as it is known in German) always shines on your face. This is the essence of sonnen – have big goals and tackle opportunities clearly and cleverly.
For further information on our client, please visit sonnen.com.au
Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.