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UGI Corporation Procurement Specialist I in Denver, Pennsylvania

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company. The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance

  • disability plans

  • 401(k) matched savings plan

  • paid vacation

  • company stock purchase program

  • wellness programs

  • tuition reimbursement

  • paid parental leave

  • paid volunteer time

  • adoption assistance

Job Summary:

Perform daily purchasing activities in accordance with purchasing operations policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Procurement & Business Integration Support with Region/Business Unit (BU) Groups Served

  • Act as the day-to-day operational support for

  • Demand management, analysis of business needs for supply and services

  • Supplier issue resolution, includes monitoring service requirements, working with the business and supplier to resolve conflicts and discrepancies

  • Supplier Risk Management, supports BU supplier risk evaluations and compliance management activities

  • Set up, maintain, and update the Region/BU catalog (internal and external), if applicable

  • Support local supplier management, providing BU support and prequalification of potential bidders as it relates to local and as-needed regional tenders when required.

  • Support improvements in purchasing and procedure efficiencies and working capital, in collaboration with Region/BU staff, including field personnel

  • As required, initiate local quotes and bidding support, conduct analysis, negotiation, and implementation.

  • Assists in the development of customer solutions

Execute Procure to Invoice Process

  • Scope of process

  • Manage P-Card Program, if assigned

  • PO Processing

  • Spot Buying based on established thresholds

  • PO Delivery Management

  • Contract Maintenance

  • Master Data Management

  • Content Management

  • Help Desk

  • Analytics

  • Reporting

  • Key Activities

  • Convert assigned requisitions to a purchase order (PO); approve POs up to a specified amount

  • Verify purchase requisitions for accuracy, completion, required approvals, and contract compliance

  • Responsible for inbound tactical supply/replenishment; ensures order accuracy, ship method, payment terms, etc.

  • Perform purchase order acknowledgement updates and processing, as well as identify any exceptions to PO terms and conditions, ensuring collaboration with the Legal Department

  • Maintain purchasing compliance through maximizing the use of established agreements

  • Ensure products and services are obtained at budgeted prices and identify lower cost opportunities

Internal Customer, Supplier and Accounts Payable Support

  • Support resolution of supplier issues impacting business activity

  • Interact with business stakeholder to identify requirements and resolve issues

  • Address and resolve inquiries, discrepancies and support expediting orders (e.g., missing items/order status of products from internal customers)

  • Ensure timely and accurate payment processing through collaboration with Accounts Payable and suppliers.

Perform other duties, participate in projects, complete other tasks, as requested

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to work in a global, matrixed team environment

  • Experience with operational purchasing across various procurement channels (requisitions, change orders, expedited purchasing and company credit cards known as P-Cards) desired; experience with purchase requisition and order management

  • Exposure to the procure to pay processes, tools, and philosophies

  • Familiarity with spend assessment (from both a technology and a methodology perspective)

  • Contract administration experience

  • Effective in the demonstration of key competencies:

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Business acumen

  • Analytical and measurement driven

  • Process-driven

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Organization and time management skills

  • Exposure to eProcurement, eCatalogs, and contract management

  • Exposure to leading P2P technology practices and trends

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business (or other related degreed program) and/or Associates Degree plus years of procurement experience preferred; or combined equivalent of education and experience considered.

  • One year of experience in procurement and/or operations procurement support preferred.

Career Level: [[cust_CareerLevel]]

Minimum Annual Salary/Hourly Wage: $[[cust_minimum]]

Mid Annual Salary/Hourly Wage: $[[cust_midpoint]]

Maximum Annual Salary/Hourly Wage: $[[cust_maximum]]

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

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