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NRG Energy, Inc. Senior Procurement Coordinator in Charlotte, North Carolina

Welcome to the intersection of energy and home services. At NRG, we’re driven by our passion to create a smarter, cleaner and more connected future.

At Airtron, an NRG owned company, we’re more than just a heating and air conditioning installer and service provider. We’re a family of hard-working and dedicated technicians, residential installers, warehouse workers, dispatchers, customer service representatives, project managers, estimators, controllers, executives and more. We invite you to join us and experience the rewards of bringing a smile to our customers’ faces every day.

Job Summary:

The Senior Purchasing Assistant plans, schedules and monitors inbound movement of materials from suppliers in addition to providing leadership, direction, and support to the purchasing function.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participates in monthly inventory counts

  • Monitors inventory counts and proactively notifies management as needed

  • Prepare and execute purchase orders, ensuring job costs are properly reflected

  • Maintains purchasing records

  • Performs vendor research and selection to enhance profitability, reduce costs and boost efficiency

  • Monitors vendor performance, providing feedback to General Manager

  • Works with warehouse staff to reconcile receiving discrepancies

  • Determines material requirements and coordinates the efficient movement of materials to Division operations

  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure the timely flow of materials within an established timeframe

  • Responsible for min/max inventory levels according to the season, usage trends and product availability

  • Prepares and completes RFQ’s for materials with prices directly tied to the fluctuating commodity market, such as copper tubing and wire.

  • Prepares and completes RFP’s for materials which are not vendor specific to builder’s needs.

  • Works on distributor and manufacturer accountability, while maintaining an open and transparent relationship

  • Develops and maintains inventory templates for warehouse and other purchasing team members.

  • Ensures purchase orders requirements have been met

  • Oversees preparation of purchase orders

  • Oversees monthly inventory counts

  • Keeps Senior Management informed of activities and progress toward goals & objectives

  • Establishes effective reporting and communication with designated team to ensure that they are appropriately informed of management expectations, polices, procedures and programs

  • Completes required reports, accounting records and related documents promptly and accurately

  • Collaborates with other departments as needed

  • Follows safety policies and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned

* Duties may vary by location.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years prior experience with purchasing duties, preferably in a construction or HVAC company

  • Intermediate computer skills and able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to manage projects and resources

  • Valid driver's license required

  • Ability to work overtime with little notice; weekend hours may occasionally be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed college course work

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be organized and able to coordinate a large volume of requests

  • Proactive mindset

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong work ethic and ability to demonstrate consistent and effective leadership behaviors

  • Capable of making good judgments/decisions.

  • Willingness to learn and be a part of a team

  • Positive attitude and a team player

  • Ability to build positive relationships with customers, both internal and external

  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization

  • Safety mindset and acceptance of a safety culture

  • Related experience may be substituted for education

Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment

  • Fast-paced environment

  • Travel by vehicle to and from work locations

  • Comfortable working both indoors and outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions (including heat, rain, cold and wind) while wearing appropriate PPE

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/move up to 20 pounds frequently

  • Frequently performs tasks requiring bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching

  • Must be able to adhere to long periods of standing, walking or sitting

  • Ability to hear, understand and distinguish speech and/or other sounds to operate phones or other office equipment safely.

  • With natural or corrected vision, able to see and focus for close, distance, peripheral vision with normal depth perception

  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to others

  • Ability to enter text or data into a computer by means of a traditional keyboard or 10-key numeric keypad

  • Must be able to use arms and hands to reach overhead, signal, grab, hold, lift, turn, push and pull objects and tools

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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