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Plant Supply Chain Manager

Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020

Location: Jewett, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

 

Job Summary: 

 

Supply Chain Plant Manager is responsible for establishing daily execution for processing operational procurement purchase requests for their assigned business unit groups (Generation, Retail, Corporate, or Business Solutions). Purchasing activities may include identifying the appropriate source of supply for the requested goods or services. This will entail understanding available strategic agreements, identifying potential qualified suppliers, conducting requests for quotes and competitive pricing analysis, selection of suppliers and the issuance and management of purchase orders and blanket agreements.  This position will have an oversight/matrix leadership role for warehouse, inventory, and field buyer functions. 

 

This position will provide leadership and interactions with the plant(s) management teams to capture purchasing requirements and specifications for goods and services required by the plant(s). Leading purchasing activities will include working with Strategic Sourcing to identify the appropriate source of supply for the requested goods or services. This will entail understanding available strategic agreements, identifying potential qualified suppliers, conducting requests for quotes and competitive pricing analysis, selection of suppliers and the issuance and management of purchase orders and blanket agreements.

 Leads business unit meetings to communicate purchasing status and deliveries as required.  Will serve as a local subject matter expert for inventory management and warehousing activities.

 

This position will be part of an operational procurement center that provides support for fulfilling purchase requests and managing purchase activities with business requisitioners and suppliers. The group will work in a team environment to efficiently respond to requests and coordinate sourcing activities with the strategic sourcing group as required.

 

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: (perform and lead others in the following activities)

 

  • Process purchase requisitions for materials and services into purchase orders with qualified sources of supply and competitive pricing.
  • Research potential sources of supply and conducts requests for quotes and pricing to comply with Procurement Authority Policies.
  • Engage and communicate with suppliers, as required, as part of the RFQ, selection, and PO fulfillment process.
  • Coordinates with strategic sourcing organization to provide information related to strategic agreements and identify potential bid event opportunities.
  • Collaborates with requisitioners and suppliers to ensure effective communications and understanding of purchasing needs, supplier capabilities, and fulfillment activities.
  • Collaborates with business unit to monitor and report savings and other key performance information.
  • Engages suppliers on delivery confirmations, performance and invoice processing activities to address any delays or issues with the procure-to-pay process.
  • Updates blanket agreements and pricing on outline agreements to maintain accuracy and effective terms.
  • Maintains compliance with all operational procurement process and procedures and practices.
  • Provide direction on opportunities to initiate enterprise wide sourcing initiatives based on purchasing requisitioning demand and strategic agreement usage.
  • Engage business unit stakeholder on outage planning and project-based procurement activities to identify and respond to procurement needs related to purchasing demand, requirements, fulfillment and project reporting milestones.
  • Possess and understanding of warehouse principles (5S) and inventory management.

 

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Travel (minimal < 10 % of time)

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of equivalent supply chain experience  
  • 5 years or more of supply chain sourcing experience or power plant technical/business experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Engineering fields
  • Master’s in Business Administration or Engineering related discipline
  • 7 years of sourcing experience related to NRG spend categories in the areas of Generation, Retail, or Corporate. 
  • 1 + years working with SAP applications
  • ISM Certification (CPM, CPSM)
  • 3 years of vendor negotiation experience
  • 3 years of warehousing experience

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Prior supply management experience with Generation, Corporate, IT, Marketing, Advertising, Call Center, or direct sales categories
  • Strong interpersonal, motivating and influencing skills for interacting with team members, business partners, suppliers, and management
  • Strong technical skills with required proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and manage workload with considerable independence

Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills for producing and communicating comprehensive and concise reports

 

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