SunPower Corporation Capital Equipment Contract Manager in Melaka, Malaysia

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

Job Title: Capital Equipment Contract Manager


SunPower Corporation, a leader in the solar industry and provider of the world’s highest efficiency solar panel, is searching for an experienced Capital Equipment Contract Manager. The position is based in Malaysia and reports directly to the Director of Capital Procurement. The individual who fills this position will be the primary liaison between the Capital Procurement and R&D organizations in San Jose and will work very closely with SunPower’s Cell and Module Manufacturing groups, primarily based in the Philippines, Mexico, and Malaysia.

The Capital Equipment Contract Manager will work closely with the Sunpower’s Equipment R&D, High Volume Manufacturing team and Legal team to develop & execute unique capital equipment sourcing strategies for SunPower.

In addition, the Capital Equipment Contract Manager will have primary responsibility for managing Sunpower’s Global Supply base equipment suppliers and will work with the Director of Capital Procurement to develop and rollout enhanced business processes to the Capital Procurement organization where needed.

The Capital Procurement Manager will work with the various equipment teams within R&D and Manufacturing to develop new sourcing and IP strategies.

The Capital Procurement organization is responsible for assessing, sourcing, and managing SunPower’s capital equipment suppliers, supporting SunPower’s solar cell and module manufacturing operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute long term Capital Equipment Sourcing strategies aligned with SunPower vision.

  • Develop and drive various license agreement with suppliers for long term win-win outcome.

  • Secure SunPower Intellectual Property by driving Joint Collaboration Agreements

  • Work collaboratively with Equipment R&D engineers and capital procurement managers to develop and execute SunPower’s cell and module manufacturing equipment strategies

  • Assess and select potential new equipment suppliers

  • Project manage the introduction of new toolsets including spec development, manufacturing monitoring, tool delivery, and installation

  • Enforce adherence to Sunpower’s Supplier Management System

  • Achieve cost, quality, and delivery goals and objectives for solar cell and module equipment

  • Strive to achieve competitive sourcing among multiple qualified suppliers through development and execution of commodity strategies

  • Develop and negotiate supply contracts

  • Design and execute enhanced new product introduction business processes

  • Manage supplier performance and capability development

  • Travel requirements vary and may be extensive at times.


  • 8+ years’ experience in a procurement, manufacturing operations, Equipment Knowledge, and IP knowledge and Contract Management

  • Experience with highly technical capital equipment a must

  • Experience assessing and rating the financial and operational capability of potential suppliers


  • BS/BA degree required; Engineering degree preferred

  • MBA degree

  • Paralegal Certification or an extensive experience in IP centric deal management a plus


  • Experience in various I.P. centric deals e.g. Joint Development Agreement, Exclusivity Agreement, Cross Licensing Deals.

  • Experience strategic sourcing/selling high-tech, complex capital equipment, preferably semiconductor or Solar manufacturing equipment

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a highly matrixed environment

  • Ability to successfully interact and positively influence at all levels within organizations, included executive levels

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Fluent in English and Chinese

  • Ability to assess the financial condition and operational capability of suppliers

  • Strong business acumen

  • Experience with Asia-based capital equipment suppliers

  • Outsourcing experience a plus

  • Extensive contract negotiation experience

  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection)

SunPower offers an attractive compensation package that consists of a competitive salary and equity. The company offers an array of employee benefits.

If you are interested in being part of our family, please email your resume along with your cover letter and salary requirements to: . Please include the job title in the subject line. No phone calls please.