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BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Date Posted: Nov 7, 2018

Location: Nipton, CA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!
 

Summary:   Responsible for general office management; certain purchasing, inventory, accounting and customer service functions; and administrative support to office personnel as needed.  Also significant responsibilities related to budgeting and financial accounting analysis, investigation and reporting.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Vendor Relationship Management – work with office and certain plant vendors to ensure services are priced at a value to NRG and delivered in accordance with specifications.  Includes obtaining quotes and working with a wide variety of vendors; management of approved and qualified vendors including system documentation and involved in coordinating RFQ information to vendors and obtaining quotes – responsible for selection of vendor in some cases; utilize SAP system to manage work orders and purchase orders; and assigned as facility Purchasing Representative and related procedural requirements
  • Inventory Management - Inventory is properly secured, identified and reported and that inventory is procured in accordance with company policy
  • Customer Management – Support customer billing and related customer service calls as well as support customer events and promotions and perform pricing analysis and contract management
  • Overall Responsibility for Administrative Facilities Management including investigation of and purchasing office supplies, office equipment (including telecommunications, IT equipment and services, etc).  Responsible for office and plant appearance, renovations and office moves including management of facilities maintenance vendors
  • Satisfactorily learn and demonstrate proficiency in computer software as needed by the company including learning system processes and report generation in order to facilitate needs from the system of other employees.  Includes assisting with various input and managing the workflow through of system activity.
  • Supervise office staff
  • Responsible for provision of overall administrative support for General Manager (and other managers as assigned) including scheduling, travel arrangements and expense reporting – supervise office staff.  Also responsible for administration of office programs to employees such as distribution of information, scheduling and coordination of human resources activities such as drug testing and other physical testing requirements and other employee relations programs such as management of marketing materials, uniform purchasing, etc.
  • Maintains Facility accounting records in a manner consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), in support of the bank, partnership and DOE in accordance with regulatory and NRG policies and procedures. Prepare journal entries and coordinate month-end, quarter-end, and year-end accruals and closing requirements. Provide both ad hoc and routine reporting
  • Stays well-informed of daily operations and analyzes variance of actual costs vs.  budget. Performs economic analyses of projects and provides business recommendations.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with Management and all site personnel to prepare site operating budget and update monthly forecasts. Support the development of technical, leadership, and business skills of employees to carry out responsibilities in a competitive environment.
  • Provides accounting advice and counsel to the Plant Manager. Responsible as the Point-of-contact for accounting, tax, and SOX audits.
  • Monitors and administers federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Provide support for Ivanpah purchasing needs as a small role buyer for purchases typically under $25K.

 

     Knowledge/Skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks assigned by multiple sources
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions
  • Ability to use a personal computer and related applications including Microsoft Office products required. Knowledge of other software applications such as SAP, HPM, PowerSAM and ACT! preferred and ability to learn other new proprietary or purchased applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals both internal and external
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with employee personal information and NRG information.
  • Ability to manage vendor and customer relationships including contract management process and contract negotiations preferred
  • Ability to read, write and understand English - Strong knowledge of English grammar and math
  • Ability to understand and work within the company’s organizational structure and responsibilities, as well as the interrelationships between the different functional units 

 

Requirements

  • Associates degree or BA/BS in business related disciplines or equivalent work experience in power plants or industrial environment
  • Minimum of three years working in business related discipline in power plants or industrial environment  

 

Competencies

In addition to NRG STRIVE Values and core behavioral competencies, demonstrates the following:

  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost effective manner
  • Uses technical and communication skills to solve problems and communicate issue resolutions
  • Works independently and as a team member to accomplish self and team work goals and requirements
  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior
  • Volunteering - giving back to the community

 

       Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment and/or thermal plant environment
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as directed
  • Work is performed in an administration office environment that requires physical mobility.
  • Some business travel is required. This position may be asked to assist at various plant locations and therefore reliable personal transportation is required.  Possess a valid Driver License at all times
  • Requires operation of a personal computer
  • Occasionally requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (safety glasses, hard hat, plugs, etc.)
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 lbs as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities

 

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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