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American Electric Power.

Field Procurement Spec - Sr

American Electric Power. - New Haven, WV

TitleField Procurement Spec - SrJob DescriptionNOTE: Education and relevant experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade.Field Procurement SpecialistField Procurement Specialist SrJob Summary: Support the following as the procurement sourcing professional at the Plant/Station level:,Assist with negotiation for favorable terms (supply and service agreements),Ensuring that volume discounts thru PO and blanket contracts are utilized,Accountable for utilization of AEP Procurement practices and sourcing requirements to prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods & supplies and service agreements (up to $500, 000),Facilitate as the liaison between Central Procurement Department and Plant/Station,Coordinate strategies for cost reduction,Support effort to optimize supplier base for appropriate categories to support Plant/Station,Optimize quality improvement, service delivery improvements and process efficiencies (i.e. Lean Activities),Review Purchase Requisitions, Service Agreements for conformance to AEP Corporate Policy/ProceduresPrincipal Accountabilities:Establish effective relationships and work collaboratively with Plant/Station PersonnelWork with Plant/Station personnel to identify and forecast upcoming contract and supply needsAssist with developing contracting strategy to identify how local needs will be metProvide recommendations for on demand management strategies to monitor and control supplier usageParticipate in facility/construction issues such as outages and schedule requirements and support emergency service restoration as requiredWork with procurement supervision on review of strategy and determine responsibilities and division of work between Plant/Station personnel and the Central Procurement Department.Work with all Plant/Station personnel negotiating and writing agreements/contracts for services with outside vendors. Develop detailed scope of works to ensure clear division of responsibilities for vendors and ensure ability to obtain detailed estimates. Assist with writing performance criteria and service level expectations that match the local requirements. Assist with writing modifications to existing agreements, monitor scope modifications, and work with the AEP Legal Department as necessary to protect the interest of AEP.Provide assistance as needed on work that will be contracted for or purchase orders issued by the Central Procurement Department.Manage supplier relationsEnsure kick off meetings with all key personnel are conducted to discuss execution plan, schedule, cost, and communication with plant expectationsAbility to recommend and support implementation of contractor management best practicesOversee and follow-up on contract execution and work with Plant/Station personnel to ensure contractual objectives are metTrack and monitor vendor metrics for cost, safety, schedule, and quality.Assist with implementation of processes to monitor plant satisfaction with key suppliers and with the Central Procurement Department.Work with internal business customers and suppliers to identify and articulate long-term strategic value that can be obtained through supplier collaborationCoordinate supplier improvement programsWork with supplier to utilize blanket orders and standardize on equipmentWork with Central Procurement Department on category strategies that will best support the Plant/StationReview of strategies to ensure agreement and local adherence.Champion new initiatives that will support shared business objectives, support the Plant/Station needsCommunication & Risk PlanningWork with procurement supervision to identify key stakeholders, understand communication requirements, and execute as planned.Assist with risk response planning to identify potential risks, analysis of risks, and planned risk responses.Conduct contracting lessons learned event after significant eventsCoordinate work with suppliers, AEP Legal, Risk Management and Business Unit partners on commercial issues, terms and conditions and specifications as neededAuto req ID17270BRRelocationYes LocationNew Haven, WV Job TypeFull-Time Job CategorySupply Chain/Logistics/Procurement Minimum RequirementsField Procurement Spec:Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related discipline, or 5 years of experience in supply chain, procurement, plant operations or maintenance processExperience: minimum of 2 years of supply chain, procurement, plant operations or maintenance processField Procurement Spec Sr:Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related discipline, or 10 years of experience in supply chain, procurement, plant operations or maintenance processExperience: minimum of 4 years of supply chain, procurement, plant operations or maintenance process

11 days 23 hours ago

American Electric Power.


Field Procurement Spec - Sr American Electric Power. - New Haven, WV, United States


Location: New Haven, WV

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At AEP, we dedicate ourselves to providing reliable, affordable service and shareholder value, with a continued focus on safety.