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Procurement Specialist



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Company Overview

Nitricity is a startup addressing climate change, and we seek your help! We are innovating in an essential chemical industry that supports global food systems. The bedrock of modern agriculture is the production, distribution, and application of the essential nutrients found in fertilizers. However, nitrogen fertilizer is currently made in coal- and gas-fired facilities located hundreds to thousands of miles away from farmers who need it. The $120B industry is responsible for as much as 6% of global CO2eq emissions. Nitricity Inc. has developed a new technology that produces fertilizer using air, water, and renewable electricity (e.g., solar). Growers will have access to a more reliable, low-cost, and environmentally friendly fertilizer supply. We are actively growing our team to help us realize this vision.

Position Overview

The Procurement Specialist role involves active participation in developing and delivering state-of-the-art reactor systems. This position interfaces with the engineering team to provide procurement support and communicate pertinent procurement issues, ensuring an efficient transactional administrative workflow as a trusted business partner. This role offers a unique opportunity to oversee complex or high-risk procurement activities, providing strategic forecasting, execution, and communication to support all purchases by company procurement policies and procedures. Responsibilities include identifying and building vendor relationships to secure the best prices on products for the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Purchase goods or services that meet the quantity and quality expectations of the organization.
  • Prepare and follow through POs to ensure timely deliveries, accurate receipts, and resolution of supply chain issues to prevent material shortages or delays.
  • Evaluate and negotiate contracts and purchasing agreements with vendors.
  • Manage and track inventory, coordinate shipping and receiving, and restock goods when needed.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring the procurement strategy, policy, and procedures.
  • Prepare cost reports and documentation.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineers, project managers, and market analysts, to ensure successful execution.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in purchasing and supply chain management
  • Proficiency in negotiating purchase agreements, purchasing, and invoicing
  • Ability to develop and maintain trusting and positive relationships with suppliers and vendors
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Detail-oriented and committed to delivering high-quality work.
  • Project management skills
  • ControlHub experience
  • Experience with cost performance analysis and variance analysis

Compensation and Benefits

  • $85,000/yr - 100,000/yr
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off
  • 7 company holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • 401(k) plan
  • Commuter Benefits