Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Procurement Specialist II



Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2023

Who we are:

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

What you will do:

The Procurement Specialist II will primarily support the company’s procurement and quality processes, especially by developing new relationships with prospective suppliers and acting as liaison between internal engineering and technology teams with suppliers. Responsibilities include:

  • Negotiate purchase agreements, lead-times, cost and quality with vendors, and evaluate procurement strategies for efficiency and value to Electra
  • Research, evaluate, and select suppliers based on their ability to meet technical and quality requirements
  • Processes requisitions into procurement activities for sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing technical products and components
  • Routinely follow up with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of purchase orders and consistently communicate status of purchase orders to internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive supplier performance improvement and resolve any technical or quality-related issues
  • Cultivate and support new vendor relationships through reliability, product quality, and cost efficiency
  • Manages select strategic sourcing activities in procurement consisting of soliciting bids, analyzing supplier responses, and making recommendations on supplier awards
  • Monitor supplier performance, including on-time delivery, quality of delivered product, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Assist in the creation of internal procurement SOPs
  • Assist Quality and Procurement teams with supplier compliance requirement activities
  • Other duties as assigned

What we need you to bring to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • 3 years of experience in procurement or sourcing in a manufacturing setting
  • Knowledge of technical product specifications and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of contracts and contract management
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with, or ability to quickly learn, Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and SharePoint.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time


  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education.

Benefits For You:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance plans
  • Unlimited PTO
  • $1,800 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)

Benefits For Your Family:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, and telemedicine plans
  • $3,600 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave and flexible return-to-work options

Benefits For Your Future:

  • 401k with up to 5% matching contributions which vest 100% on day one
  • Eligibility for incentive stock options