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Job title:  Commercial Manager

Job family:  Finance
Business area:  Hydro
Contract location: 

Charlotte, NC, US

Working location:  Charlotte, NC, US
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

Every day, ANDRITZ continues to deliver successful innovative solutions to our customers globally. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do! We are at the forefront of future engineering technologies, with solutions that ensure the success of our clients in key industries that are shaping the future of the world we live in.

ANDRITZ HYDRO USA operates in a niche market that provides overhaul and rehabilitation to hydro power plants. The work encompasses a wide range of repair, replacement, and improvement services to restore dependability and sustainability to hydro power facilities, or to increase capacity and/or efficiency. Projects range in size and scope, but routinely span from component assessment, design, and procurement to site installation and commissioning. Hydro power is recognized as the most economic form of renewable energy, and the company is committed to environmentally friendly concepts. 

Principles duties:

Major responsibilities are listed but not limited to the following duties:

  • Participation in the takeover process (Sales to Contract Execution) including order intake calculation.
  • Project Cost Controlling. Monitor and report on project financial performance and ensure relevant risks and opportunities are reflected in project estimates.  Provide early warning on issues and concerns.
  • Utilize analytic and quantitative decision analysis tools and techniques to infer/quantify/ estimate financial implications of risk and alternative reward and trade-off decisions.
  • Invoicing and accounts receivables management. Coordinate project accounting and financial management functions including payables, receivables, project hedging, and operating forecasts monthly and annually through off-site Project Accounting.
  • Legal and financial inputs for claim management. Quantify value and support project manager to adjudicate claims/variation orders for additional costs received from subcontractors/suppliers/vendors.
  • Foreign exchange management / Involvement in sourcing concept and follow-up of financing requirements (conditions for ECA coverage, local content, foreign exchange risk, embargo restrictions etc.) Develop and implement the overall procurement strategy for each project. 
  • Collaboration with cross functions and service departments for drafting and negotiation of important subcontracts and consortium agreements. Managing terms and conditions with clients, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Overall contract management and primary liaison with legal staff to ensure issues and risks are mitigated.
  • Support with the implementation of essential commercial site processes and organization such as cash management, banking and accounting, contract management, leading and training of commercial site team (regular site visits mandatory). Monitor project progress, contract compliance, and ensure the effective operation of all financial approval and accounting processes.
  • Insurance claim management. Manage bonding, letter of credit and insurance requirements for the project including close-out activities.
  • Execution of commercial, financial, tax, insurance and legal tasks and representation to the Customer and Consortium Partners and Third Parties. Negotiates with customers on key contracts and where appropriate, resolves issues, identifies, and communicates risks and ensures that appropriate risk management initiatives are implemented.
  • Issuance and handling of shipping documents (in accordance with R HY EX 40 01E)
  • Provide commercial and contractual inputs to Project Logistics Manager for the logistics concept.
  • Timesheet, training, emails, general meetings including weekly CM, Spokane staff, production summary meetings, and general admin work. General Administrative Task.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Law, Engineering, or Construction Management.
  • 5+ years’ experience developing and managing large scale, highly complex projects with proven contract negotiations skills.
  • Prior financial and business management experience with cost, cash flow, and schedule against as sold benchmarks.
  • Understanding of risk mitigation and management tools and approaches.
  • Experience with contract analysis, negotiations, claims and settlements at the prime and sub levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership with ability to identify and source the resources required to complete workload.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, Project, SAP). 
  • Experience in Government Contracting and/or Import and Logistics is desirable

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID:  1058

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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