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Purchasing Associate (Solar Module Raw Materials Procurement)

Cartersville, GA

Purchasing – Purchasing /

Full-Time /



The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for purchasing and logistics tasks for the Hanwha Q CELLS. This individual will organize, control, and monitor purchasing activities of assigned raw materials; Glass, Frame(Aluminum, Steel), Junction Box, Wire/Busbar, Silicone(Sealant, Potting), EVA/EPE/POE Sheet, Back sheet, Flux, Label and Package(PET Strap, Box, Lid, Pad, Corner Cap, Protector, Fixing Band Etc.). This position will work in a cross-functional team environment, as well as other subsidiaries of the Hanwha Group.


  • Forecast the monthly consumption of raw materials based on monthly production plan

  • Make a monthly PO plan for the procurement of raw materials and share it with HQ

  • Issue the PO according to PR received by the Production/Process/R&D/Operation Management Team (using Hanwha Qcells Global Procurement Portal System, PO will be issued after getting approval from the Team Leader or C-Level)

  • Update the supply/demand sheet and order sheet based on shipping status (communicating with suppliers and shipping company) and collect the shipping document(B/L, Invoice, Packing list, etc.)

  • Share the shipping documents with the Logistics Team for import customs declaration

  • Check daily stock(warehouse and production line) of raw materials in SAP and report to Purchasing Manager

  • Keep the safety stock in the warehouse for mass production for more than 30 days

  • Write the payment request after receiving the goods or shipping document from suppliers for payment (using Hanwha Qcells Global Procurement Portal System, Payment will proceed after getting approval from the Team Leader and Finance Team)

  • Check the quantity of PO/GR/IV in SAP to see whether these quantities match or not

  • Check the input price of raw materials and compare it with the prior month's input price to figure out the differences

  • Forecast the input price of raw materials for calculating manufacturing cost according to Operation Management Team’s request

  • Set up the team KPI and calculate monthly performance to report to Purchasing Manager

  • Set up the goal for cost-saving activities and practice the activities every month to meet the goal

  • Report the issue related to the procurement of raw materials or issue to occur in the future to the Purchasing Manager

  • Share the forecasted consumption with suppliers at least 1month ago to prepare the production of raw materials that we will order

  • Prepare the weekly and monthly meeting material and attend the meetings

  • Register new vendors in the Hanwha Qcells Global Procurement Portal System

  • Practice the task according to the Delegation of Authority and company regulations


  • Bachelor’s degree in SCM, Business Management, Economics, or related fields

  • Ability to travel by car and travel overseas

  • Able to tolerate a fast-paced work environment in areas that are not climate-controlled


  • Experience in manufacturing industries

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and SAP

Hanwha Q CELLS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.