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Procurement Specialist

Company: Kairos Power
Location: Alameda
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

Kairos Power, LLC is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the worlds transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve peoples quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable Procurement Specialist, who will work under the supervision of the Senior Director, Supply Chain & Procurement. Responsibilities include purchasing both off the self and complex materials and commodities in accordance to Kairos Powers engineering design specifications at the lowest total cost for the quantity, quality, and delivery time required. Coordinate all supplier contacts and act as team leader on supplier related projects. Communicate promptly any material problems and lead in finding solutions. Establish accurate production materials standard costs and monitor them. Establish and negotiate Purchase Orders and Subcontracts with terms and conditions favorable to Kairos Power.


  • Provide excellent and timely customer service to internal customers in fulfilling the procurement process
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with reliable suppliers for specified supplies, while understanding the production processes and internal systems.
  • Purchase requirements of assigned materials at the lowest long-term cost for the quantity, quality and delivery required.
  • Expedite materials when required and handle any unanticipated requests or other problems on materials purchased.
  • Negotiate the lowest possible long-term cost through competitive bidding and market supply knowledge.
  • Work closely with project teams, sales representatives and area managers, communicating and coordinating related purchases, problems, evaluation of services etc.
  • Provide accurate production materials standard costs
  • Provide Supply Chain and Procurement Manufacturing support on internal fabrication and machining at Kairos Powers Alameda manufacturing facility
  • Identify and develop new suppliers and perform audits and evaluations
  • Maintain all purchasing databases and reporting to ensure dependent departments have prompt, accurate information.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (Supply Chain or Business) or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 5+ years of related experience (strategic sourcing specified materials, commodities, purchasing operations) in a power generation OEM, Nuclear or manufacturing/fabricating environment
  • Strong knowledge in manufacturing principals to support make vs. buy decisions.
  • Inventory and control in a manufacturing or fast paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ERP requisition process and procurement systems.  Coupa preferred but not required.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply Procurement principles, policies, concepts and standards, and procedures, INCO Terms, including price analysis, negotiations, ethics, terms and conditions and Procurement law.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a high-volume environment.
  • Ability to independently plan, schedule and carry out work assignments, initiate and participate in the improvement of procurement practices.
  • Able to bend, move, twist, push, lift and pull 10 lbs. occasionally

About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly.  If you work here, expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)


Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities that we do business in.  Kairos Power, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power, LLC. participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.


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