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Procurement Materials Specialist - Portland, Oregon - #106224

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

Join our team!

 

PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

 

Provide advice and counsel to management and client organizations. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions. Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.

Responsibilities

 

  • Provide procurement support for PacifiCorp for large capital projects. 
  • Develop supply contracts and agreements for materials and services to achieve budget programs, and financial and regulatory commitments.  
  • Monitor business and supplier performance.
  • Develop request for proposals, evaluate proposals, and negotiate contractual terms and conditions.
  • Participate in plant physical inventory and inventory counts.
  • Identify, develop, source, negotiate, and manage long term preferred business contracts.
  • Negotiate prices and purchase high value and strategic goods and services.
  • Participate in developing the procurement department’s performance reporting.   
  • Develop process driven practices and improvements ensuring evaluation of entire process from acquisition to disposal.
  • Ensure client satisfaction with assigned commodity and project procurement activities.
  • Forecast future needs based on trends.
  • Develop and implement process changes to improve client satisfaction and reduce cost and manage risk.
  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with key suppliers. 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or economics or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • A minimum of five years of supply chain experience or related field.
  • Understanding of outsourcing strategies, related issues and solutions.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in applying theoretical and involved practices and techniques that support and enhance existing procurement strategies. 
  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities along with implementing improvements leading to efficiency gains and standardization.
  • Knowledge of contracts, commercial and construction law, claims avoidance, insurance, regulatory compliance, risk control, and contract administration. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in diverse teams and project environments. 
  • Proficiency using Word, Excel, and SAP, or related software.

Preferences

 

  • Certified purchasing manager (CPM).
  • Experience in the development of e-commerce strategies and their implementation.
  • Experience in developing international contracts and vendor relations.
  • Experience with electric utility procurement experience.

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

 

Primary Location: Portland, Oregon

Department: PacifiCorp Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $81,800 - $96,200

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

 

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

 

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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