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Planner Buyer Job

Company name
Troops to Energy Jobs

Location
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Purchasing, Operations, Engineering

Posted on
Dec 20,2018

Valid Through
Apr 04,2019

Profile

Xcel Energy

Planner Buyer Job

in

Minneapolis

Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Works with BU partners at Work Order creation, and coordinates material/service procurement & fulfillment activities. Develops/implements procurement strategies to achieve cost, schedule and quality goals. Achieves inventory management, scheduling coordination, supplier management, and process improvement objectives. Leads customer material gathering, asset sale, and disposal requirements issue resolution, disputes and performance issues. Appraises, market, sells, and disposes of surplus assets.

Essential Responsibilities

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Highly proficient in end-to-end SC management concepts and processes, from WO creation through all aspects of processing in ERP.

BUSINESS PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS: Works with BU Planning to ensure early demand visibility from WO, and communicates sourcing & category strategy. Leads cross-functional teams for specific categories or projects. Ensures BU understands risk strategy for materials, equipment, and services. Manages job site deliveries, lay down yards, and off-loading activities. Demonstrates basic understanding of use, form, fit, and function of materials. Trains BU partners on SC processes as needed.

MATERIALS & SERVICES COORDINATION: Ensures material/service fulfillment requirements are met through SC processes. Understands flow of demand to inventory, master agreements, and other purchase transactions. Executes POs accurately and in a timely manner.

SOURCING STRATEGY & PRACTICE: Determines sourcing strategy in collaboration with sourcing, BU, and category teams. Ensures adherence to sourcing best practices, policies, and procedures. Drives demand to existing master agreements when possible. Manages materials for large construction/de-construction projects. Appraises equipment for resale, and plans/schedules removal and sale of assets for demolition projects.

BIDDING/AWARD PROCESS: Manages RFX bid packages for regional category buys and small projects; leads bid evaluation, analysis, and supplier selection. Identifies tail spend opportunities with category manager and develops master agreements with key suppliers. Analyzes and interprets statistical data. Accurately appraises assets and utilizes industry pricing indexes to validate buyer pricing for assets sold.

CONTRACTING: Partners with BU for contract administration, review, analysis, and supplier performance/compliance tracking. Represents company interests during negotiations with suppliers/contractors. Resolves or escalates issues to Category Manager, and escalates legal exceptions to General Counsel. Serves as asset disposal consultant.

SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS: Develops supplier relationships and provides timely response to questions. Uses reporting tools and analysis for material delivery, disposition, and returns. Monitors supplier activities and collaborates with category manager to improve supplier relationship. May contribute to formal supplier performance meetings and lead continuous improvement efforts.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in SC Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business, Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience.

3 years of purchasing, logistics, or experience in plant/utility field operations

Pursue Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or equivalent and Certified Manager of Investment Recovery (CMIR) if involved with investment recovery

Strong interpersonal and relationship skills and collaboration focused

Up to 10% local travel

Preferred Requirements

Basic contract knowledge, negotiation and project management skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ERP systems

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities Group || 42800:Supply Chain || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16724

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

Company info

Troops to Energy Jobs
Website : http://troopstoenergyjobs.com

Company Profile
There is no better way to honor you, our nation's veterans, than to provide support for your successful transition by creating a pathway into a rewarding energy sector career. The nation's electric and gas industries believe that veterans have spent their military careers protecting national security and are, among many things, battle-tested, self-motivated and safety-conscious--traits that translate well into a second career into the utility industry. By hiring veterans into the industry, we are ensuring the continued production and delivery of safe, reliable power to American homes and businesses, and that servicemen and women are continuing to protect national security as they work to deliver a product that fuels our lives and powers our economy. Troops to Energy Jobs provides veterans with a roadmap for entry into highly skilled utility and engineering occupations within the energy industry. These jobs are both challenging and rewarding, and provide competitive compensation and professional growth opportunities. The Troops to Energy Jobs website is here to guide you on your path to a fulfilling energy career. Follow this ROADMAP step by step--take the time to explore the tools and resources available to you, and get any needed education and training along the way--and soon you'll find yourself at your goal. Watch this video from IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) to hear directly from veterans who are now working in the energy industry on why they chose energy and how well their skills have transferred. (Video password: cewd)

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