Sourcing Specialist

Date:  Oct 8, 2021

NEW FLORENCE, PA, US, 15944-8927

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary: 

Supports the site in the procurement of goods and services


Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

Include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Support the site in the procurement of goods or services.  Essential to this position is the ability to:
  • Manage the competitive bid process.
  • Analyze suppliers.
  • Perform analysis and planning of inventory.
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and procurement regulations.
  • Utilize the company systems (ISN, Ariba) for management review.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the procurement process including:
  • Preparation of quote.
  • Quote analysis.
  • Source and prequalify suppliers.
  • Evaluate material and services.
  • Database maintenance and file management.
  • Invoice issue resolution, and audit support.
  • Requires strong contract and services abilities, technical editing of work scope, understanding of company terms and conditions, and accurate monitoring of changes to purchase orders from award to delivery.
  • Promotes productivity and teamwork with open communication, timely decision-making, and the use of personal leadership skills to set high standards of performance.
  • Understands business processes and their financial implication/impact on the Plant and Company.
  • Ensures all Company resources are utilized in a cost-effective manner, estimates resource requirements, monitors expenditures, and reports on the performance of the assigned area.
  • Develop and issue competitive bid packages using RFQ/RFP process and monitor changes.
  • Possess the knowledge to negotiate pricing, terms & conditions, delivery, and contract changes with suppliers in accordance with Procurement Policies.  Including changes to labor and construction contracts, charges for termination, restocking, expediting, schedule changes, air freight, and monies due to NRG as a result of warranty claims, faulty material, or poor workmanship.
  • Promote cost savings with internal customers through developing an RFP strategy, and proactively providing professional supply chain services (procurement and inventory). 
  • Assist with spare parts management and procurement.
  • Communicates and coordinates activities with vendors, contractors, and other departments
  • Responsible for contract administration to modify terms & conditions or specifications as needed, ensure supplier compliance with contract terms and deliverables, purchase orders, FOB, and payment terms. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state tax laws, the Uniform Commercial code, and business/corporate objectives. 
  • Be able to manage multiple conflicting deadlines. 
  • Maintain professional relationships in a team/matrix environment.  Use group process skills to accomplish goals, achieve results and resolve conflict. 
  • Take on additional tasks or responsibilities as management sees fit and as assigned.
  • Manage and maintain the site computerized inventory system
  • Coordinate all stock reorders to ensure the quality, quantity, and correct specifications of the part or material.
  • Check stock reorders for repairable items and coordinate repairs and shipping with vendor and management.
  • Oversee month-end inventory cycle counts and reporting
  • Purchase and coordinate delivery of stock materials directly with vendors.
  • Arrange and coordinate transportation of outgoing shipments of materials and supplies.
  • Maintain the warehouses to ensure material is kept secure, identifiable, orderly, and clean.
  • Monitor the inventory for material that is obsolete, duplicated, or overstocked to reduce inventory to a minimum but adequate level.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, earplugs, etc.) in designated areas
  • Requires operation of a personal computer

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 3 years experience in Supply Chain or Procurement in an industrial setting preferably a regulated utility or IPP environment setting,
  • OR
  • High school diploma and a minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Procurement in an industrial setting.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software applications. Has an understanding of our business software systems and their interfaces. 
  • Must be proficient in Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess the working knowledge and experience in SAP TRACK; utilizing the applications for purchasing and analysis processes, Ariba, and ISN.
  • SAP experience.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of the processes, systems, assets, resources, key personnel, and business functions of the facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Demonstrated sound business skills necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost-effective manner.
  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision-making.
  • Willingness and ability to work through all obstacles in order 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, as well as the performance of assigned employees.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

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.

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