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Storeroom Supervisor/Buyer

Date: Feb 14, 2018

Location: Oswego, NY, US

Company: nrg

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.

Summary:  Procure goods and/or services and support sourcing and purchasing needs for assigned stations/business units, providing industry, technical, and supply chain expertise. Manage inventory and suppliers to deliver the highest quality, reliability and value to meet company and station/business unit requirements. Provide expertise to support business and system processes utilized in sourcing, purchasing, and managing materials/services.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in gathering and analyzing industry, economic, market, and spend data.
  • Supports identification of opportunities for leveraging spend by category.
  • Implement sourcing and negotiation strategies for key spend areas to achieve short and long term savings targets.
  • Measure and track performance within defined spend category.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential suppliers.
  • Develop, negotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers.
  • Participate in cross-functional sourcing teams to evaluate potential and current suppliers.
  • Support execution of supplier KPIs and demonstrate continuous improvement.
  • Review and coordinate gathering of technical, cost, and delivery requirements.
  • Create and evaluate quotations/bids, and recommend suppliers for sourcing selection.
  • Negotiate and place purchase orders.
  • Ensure timely delivery of goods/services.
  • Coordinate resolution of accounts payable and delivery issues.
  • Review and process claims against suppliers for unsatisfactory materials, delivery, or equipment.
  • Ensure site warehouse personnel comply with Supply Chain policies and procedures.
  • Execute practices to ensure that optimum inventory levels are sustained while minimizing shortages and delays.
  • Respond to audits, surveys, or other informational requests from internal and external sources.
  • Actively promote and support company Supplier Diversity initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to management and employees as appropriate. Actively enroll their support.
  • Ensure compliance with company and Supply Chain policies.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands competitive business environments, both domestic and international, and possesses ability to react quickly to changes in products and services.
  • Ability to grasp customer requirements, supply chain strategy, and demand fulfillment process.
  • Ability to network in order to seek out and integrate information that achieves the overall best value for the company.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills, and time management.
  • Knowledge of negotiation and contracting process.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Self-starter who has ability to work collaboratively to achieve high-level results.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.
  • Ability to make timely fact-based decisions.
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies, procedures, and practices (e.g., negotiation, business law, data analysis, forecasting, economic models, financial reports, business plans, and budgeting).
  • Analytical ability to process supplier performance and cost data and market intelligence
  • Knowledge of mathematical calculations required to support inventory and procurement strategies.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code and business law.
  • Proficient in computer applications and SAP or other ERP system and ability to broaden knowledge as new technology becomes available.


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.


Working Conditions:

  • Primarily an office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline. Applicable experience in related disciplines or industries may be substituted for the degree requirement. Partial credit may be given for Associate or technical degrees/certification.  CPM, CSCP/APICS, and/or PMI certification is preferred.  Experience in energy industry preferred especially in electricity generation/retail industry.


Experience:  A minimum of 7-10 years in sourcing/procurement/supply chain in a relevant industry. Experience in energy industry preferred, power generation a plus.  Experience with medium capital projects preferred.  Leadership within medium to large projects or teams is preferred.  Experience in structured analysis of supplier industry, economics, and market conditions preferred. Proven ability to identify opportunities for leveraging spends by category/commodities.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability.

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

Official description on file with Human Resources.



Nearest Major Market: Syracuse

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