National Grid Tactical Buyer in Syracuse, New York
National Grid seeks professional Tactical Buyers in the Shared Services Procure to Pay Organization. The position is responsible for sourcing related to several key departments for gas construction, electric construction, managing multiple bid negotiations in order to maintain strong working relationships with key suppliers and ensuring organizational cost savings so that National Grid’s performance objectives are met.
_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_
Develops and applies selection criteria and evaluation methodologies to match suppliers with requirements while developing a sustainable supplier portfolio.
Responsible for leading tactical sourcing initiatives, providing technical guidance, support and coaching to other team members.
Key interface with suppliers, managing the day to day relationship with contract service providers, including negotiation, interpretation of requirements, quality incidents and application of contractual agreements to ensure adherence to standards and best outcomes for National Grid.
Work in partnership with regional/global customers to ensure a proactive approach to supplier selection and understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions, in line with National Grid policies and processes.
Identify and mitigate commercial risks to ensure National Grid complies with global legislative requirements and identifies value adding opportunities to the supply relationships.
Strong commitment to utilize lean continuous improvement techniques to drive change throughout the organization.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal business partners.
Conduct item/description research to increase catalog compliance and reduce the vendor database.
_Knowledge & Experience Required:_
3 years of experience as a Procurement Buyer or Supply Chain Management required.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain or related field.
Proficient in stakeholder management and communications, making self fully available for the customer/supplier.
Highly effective in the management of suppliers with strong knowledge of tactical sourcing process.
Clear understanding of total cost of owndership prnciple and economic order quantity methodology.
Understands the importance of procedures and standards of working.
Experience with ERP systems -- SAP experience preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office products, including by not limited to Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Able to work across all functions and levels of an organization.
Familiarity with Procurement processes, e.g. RFP/RFQ, negotiation, contracting, etc.
Experience using analytical tools and techniques, and the ability to interpret information and analyze relationships among several parts of a problem in order to clearly articulate the findings and anticipates obstacles and thinks ahead about next steps are desirable skills.
Must have the ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays as necessary.
Must be able to travel overnight outside of the normal work area as needed.
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./
Job: *Services Delivery Center
Organization: *Services Del Center
Title: Tactical Buyer
Requisition ID: 20170543