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Senior Procurement Specialist (R1-19-0142)

Portland General Electric, Portland, OR

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Close Date: 02/20/2019


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Senior Procurement Specialist (R1-19-0142)
Sr. Category Manager
Develops and implements procurement plans and strategies to support forecasted needs for business. Establishes and implements strategies for negotiating pricing and terms, partners with the business to develop process efficiencies in the lifecycle of a project. This position has the primary assignment of the Transmission and Distribution Construction Services category of spend; coordinating purchasing processes and strategies for transmission and distribution construction services including engineering services, substation construction and major capital projects.
You will support our journey by:

Conducting and coordinating purchasing support activities for complex electrical, mechanical, and civil construction projects.
Designs, develops, implements and refines strategic category plans for assigned categories, leveraging industry experience, including necessary stakeholders to drive for process improvement and cost savings for a sustainable and efficient procure-to-pay process.
Develops requests for proposals, requests for information and requests for qualifications.
Manages the overall contracting process with strategic providers of goods and services; develops requirements, conducts supplier outreach, evaluates proposals and selects and negotiates with suppliers; maintains knowledge of industry developments and opportunities.
Coordinates with senior leadership, Project Managers, Contract Administrators and suppliers; determines procurement needs, creates timelines for procurement, drafts bids and proposals, and ensures timely delivery of goods and services.
Determines the best method for procurement of all purchases; negotiates pricing and obtains best value; complies with all legal requirements and regulatory deadlines.
Oversees contracts including applying extension options, monitoring and rectifying contractor performance or non-performance, and composing formal notifications; monitors vendor performance reports and encourages users to utilize such resources.
Provides customer service to internal and external customers by expediting purchasing processes; ensures positive rapport with customers through effective communication.

You will bring the following skills to our team:

Minimum of eight years of category management/procurement experience; preferably in utilities or industrial settings with an emphasis in construction.
Bachelor's degree in supply chain, finance, construction management or related field.
Contract and bid processes, standards, and protocol.
Compliance requirements for contracts.
Insurance and bonding requirements for construction projects.
Experienced in collaborating with project managers, engineering and legal teams.
Construction project management
CPSM or CPIM preferred
Valid driver’s license.

Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
Talent Acquisition Contact:
Sequoia McGinnis

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