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Sempra Energy

Strategic Procurement Advisor

Sempra Energy - San Diego, CA

Primary Purpose:

Lead, develop and implement category strategic objectives and provide oversight to day to day category management activities.


Category specific sourcing initiatives.

Implement and monitor the category procurement plan, keep up to date with related sub-category vendor

specific activities.

Facilitate development and reviews technical requirements and evaluation criteria from clients, writes Request for Information (RFI) / Request for Proposal (RFP) documents in consultation with clients, facilitates evaluation process for their procurements.

Provide support to Strategic Team Lead as needed.

Participate in strategic sourcing efforts within assigned category.

Represent Business Unit requirements within category team; ensure procurement process support and meets these needs.

Adhere to best practices in conducting category work.

Provide day-to-day project management of assigned category activities.

Periodically conduct contract negotiations for new contracts.

Spend monitoring and process compliance.

Monitor implementation of contracted agreements and manages contract compliance and performance monitoring.

Conduct spend analysis, market/vendor research and supplier relationship management activities as needed.

Work with Procurement Analysts on day-to-day basis.

Relationship management, continuous improvement and other activities.

Interact with cross-functional team members, internal and external stakeholders.

Performs other duties as assigned

External Qualifications:


Education & Experience:

5 years related experience (strategic sourcing, category management and supplier management) or equivalent training and/or experience required.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent education/experience.

Skills/ Knowledge/ Abilities:

Advanced understanding of supply categories within area of assigned concentration.

Some experience in conducting Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process and negotiations.

Solid quantitative and analytical skills.

Ability to work effectively in team setting and support change management within organization.

Self-starter with good interpersonal skills.

*This position may be filled at a Senior level based on candidate's experience and qualifications

12 days 19 hours ago

Sempra Energy


Strategic Procurement Advisor Sempra Energy - San Diego, CA, United States


Location: San Diego, CA

Company Profile:
Sempra Energy was created in 1998 by a merger of parent companies of two long-established, and highly respected, investor-owned utilities with rich histories dating back more than a century. Sempra Energy was founded to capitalize on new opportunities in competitive energy markets. The company’s ongoing focus is to enhance shareholder value and meet customer needs by sustaining the financial strength, operational flexibility and skilled workforce needed to succeed in rapidly changing market conditions