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Entergy Materials Management Specialist in Hammond, Louisiana

Materials Management Specialist

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: Hammond, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

Legal Entity: Entergy Louisiana, LLC

*This position may be filled as a Material Management Specialist I, II or Sr based on selected candidate's qualifications and experience*

Job Purpose

The Supply Chain (SC) organizational model includes materials management specialists at a site(s) currently supporting Utility Operations and Construction. The foundational SC knowledge and skills required for the position are the same regardless of location and may expand should Command implement in Transmission. The primary difference in the material management specialist roles is the additional level of expertise in the operating processes, practices, standards and procedures required to support material availability.

The Material Management Specialist is considered an intermediate level position in this job family and responsible for all the inbound and outbound material requests. This role controls the daily work load within Command (WMS), reviews the Material Requests (MRs) from previous days picks to either complete or backorder material requests and oversees all the backorder MR’s. The Material Management Specialist is responsible for the overall support of the warehousing functions related to the EDC operations. The Material Management Specialist supports the cycle counting process. The key SC interfaces for this role are Warehousing, Inventory, and Logistics local and system teams, Inventory Management, Category Management, and Central Procurement Group (CPG), and Compliance.

The role works under close supervision to ensure work inputs and outputs are completed on schedule, consider all elements of the warehousing, inventory, and logistics processes, and provide value to the business including an understanding of operational, contractual and safety risks. The specialist will develop an understanding of how the site(s) optimally places its demand plan into the relevant marketplace and/or by collaborating with other SC departments, such as Central Procurement Group, Category Management and the WIL network. These duties shall be performed in a manner that ensures materials are processed in the most cost effective, efficient, and strategic method with strict adherence to Entergy’s policies, procedures, and core values.

Core Responsibilities

  • Safety/Human Performance:

  • Actively promote strong safety behaviors and ensure the team always puts safety first;

  • Utilize key tools, programs, and proactive field visits to assure standards and behaviors;

  • Actively work to create and sustain a safe work environment. Employee behaviors demonstrate genuine dedication and commitment to ensure safety is a top priority at Entergy.

  • Monitor and influence suppliers to proactively identify any safety concerns.

  • Incident Response:

  • Perform storm role duties as assigned through the Storm Assignment Management System (SAMS) and/or the nuclear Emergency response Organization (ERO).

  • Specific Incident Response role: Supply Chain Site Material Supply Lead for Utility Operations situations.

  • Work Processes:

  • Analyze, edit and schedule jobs to be picked by warehouse staff

  • Communicate material shortages to customers. Provide customer interface for T&D storekeepers, managers, engineers, EAs and OCs.

  • Help to resolve material issues with warehouse and Purchasing & Inventory Management staff. Provide backup support for other EDC positions.

  • Problem solve material issues in the warehouse processes. Monitor daily cycle counts in warehouse.

  • Assist in the management of EDC transportation. Help maintain EDC equipment utilization and maintenance log

  • Monitor quality control of EDC processes. Critical Storm Role to coordinate material needs to the field.

  • Value Creation:

  • Deliver and document savings through inventory optimization, material transfer opportunities, service level commitments, , cost avoidance, etc..

  • Process and Reporting Compliance:

  • Ensure all requirements for safety, savings, diversity, document retention, , cycle counting and other areas of compliance are met.

  • Partnership/Relationships:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to ensure SC is addressing stakeholder needs pro-actively and in the most beneficial way for Entergy;

  • Establish/maintain relationships with suppliers/partners, based on the ethical business practices as set forth in the Standards of Conduct and Integrity and Entergy's SC Polices.

  • Communications:

  • Maintain open communications between suppliers, stakeholders and within SC to ensure that prompt, thorough, accurate, pertinent and complete information is provided.

Education, Experience and/or Certification

Material Management Specialist I: 0-2 years’ experience in of material handling, warehousing, inventory, and/or logistics, material planning, purchasing, or other related supply chain experience

Material Management Specialist II: Bachelor’s degree with in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering, Legal, or other related discipline OR in lieu of a degree, 4 years of material handling, warehousing, inventory, and/or logistics, material planning, purchasing, or other related supply chain experience

Material Management Specialist Sr: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering, Legal, or other related discipline and minimum 5+ years of combined material purchasing, supplier contracting, vendor

management, or other related supply chain experience OR in lieu of a degree, minimum 7+ years of material purchasing, material handling, warehousing, inventory and/or logistics, material

planning, or other related supply chain experience

  • Minimum 3+ years of energy industry supply chain experience preferred

Knowledge/Skills

Technical (Awareness of)

Customer’s key business drivers, objectives and budgets; Good computer skills with a general knowledge of Entergy's Asset Suite, CAMBAR and MS Toolkit applications. Be able to work independently Ability to problem solve material issues with little guidance. Ability to communicate directly with customers on materials management matters. Good understanding of materials processes including shipping, receiving, picking and inventory control. Demonstrate sound, fact-based decision-making ability. Working knowledge of Distribution/Transmission information systems

  • Business and SC operations within Entergy; including how Entergy buys and pays (HEBAP);

  • Demand planning for a business site(s);

  • The tools and concepts to understand market conditions;

  • Supplier diversity;

  • Defined governance and delegations of authority;

  • Entergy’s end-to-end warehousing, inventory, and logistics process from material demand

  • planning to requisition through purchase order (PO) placement, receipt and inventory management;

  • Analyze, edit and schedule jobs to be picked by warehouse staff

  • Communicate material shortages to customers. Provide customer interface for T&D storekeepers, managers, engineers, EAs and OCs.

  • Help to resolve material issues with warehouse and Purchasing & Inventory Management staff. Provide backup support for other EDC positions.

  • Problem solve material issues in the warehouse processes. Monitor daily cycle counts in warehouse.

  • Assist in the management of EDC transportation. Help maintain EDC equipment utilization and maintenance log

  • Monitor quality control of EDC processes. Critical Storm Role to coordinate material needs to the field.

Professional

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and/or projects; deliver on schedule;

  • Basic application of analytical skills and tools to make fact-based decisions; aware of data sources;

  • Capable of clear and concise communications, written and oral, with all stakeholders;

  • Ability to resolve conflicts without damaging relationships;

  • Ability to build relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders.

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Primary Location: Louisiana-Hammond Louisiana : Hammond

Job Function :Skilled / Craft

FLSA Status :Non-exempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NBU-NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 115173

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to navigate to EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here (humanr@entergy.com?subject=Accessibility) and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov) (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

EEI Testing:

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing: of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , numberLogon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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