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PPL Corporation Contract Administrator in Louisville, Kentucky

Company Summary Statement

As one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the United States, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), is committed to creating long-term, sustainable value for our 3.5 million customers, our shareowners and the communities we serve. Our high-performing regulated utilities — PPL Electric Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Rhode Island Energy — provide an outstanding experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best utilities in the nation. PPL’s companies are also addressing challenges head-on by investing in new infrastructure and technology that is creating a smarter, more reliable and resilient energy grid. We are committed to doing our part to advance a cleaner energy future and drive innovation that enables us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining energy reliability and affordability for the customers and communities we serve. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.

Overview

This position will be located in Louisville, KY and can be based out of either our Mill Creek Generation plant or Cane Run Generation plant.

The purpose of this position is to administer commercial operations efforts for the power generation fleet in order to obtain the best overall value on behalf of internal customers. This position is responsible for the solicitation, negotiation, and management of low to moderate value and complexity contracts for the acquisition of materials, equipment, and critical services. This position works independently with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

This position may be hired at the Contract Administrator level 1, level II or Senior level and will be based on the successful candidate's background, education & experience. Additional responsibilities may be included for higher levels of the position.

  • Executes sourcing strategies in support of power generation safety, operations, engineering, construction, and maintenance activities within the fleet. Through bidding, selecting, negotiating, and contracting with approved suppliers, responsibilities include measurement and feedback of safety performance, risk mitigation and management, costs, and quality control.

  • Establish strong relationships with internal business stakeholders.

  • Partners with the company’s Legal Department to optimize appropriate levels of risk mitigation and conducts negotiations with sophisticated (national and international) counterparties.

  • Drafts, negotiates, and edits a variety of service, material, and equipment contracts; non-disclosure agreements (NDAs); and information technology protection agreements.

  • Exhibit ownership of the entire procurement process for assigned initiatives from cradle to grave.

  • Provides input on a strategic procurement plan that aligns with the company business plan and plant outage plan.

  • Locates and provides opportunities to diverse suppliers and works to develop and certify alternate sources of supply in areas where competition is not prevalent.

  • Advises and assists internal customers and peers on ORACLE processing issues and ensures compliance with and maintains accurate and auditable records in accordance with company policies and best practices.

  • Drives continuous improvement and productivity with suppliers and internal customers.

  • All other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

This position may be hired at the Contract Administrator level 1, level II or Senior level and will be based on the successful candidate's background, education & experience.

Basic Qualifications level I

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • One or more years of sourcing experience required.

  • Basic knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.

  • A high attention to detail, along with strong verbal and written communication are required.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

  • Valid driver's license required

Basic Qualifications level II

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Three or more years of sourcing experience required.

  • Working knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.

  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated problem assessment and problem solving skills.

  • A high attention to detail, along with strong verbal and written communication are required.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

  • Valid driver's license required

Basic Qualifications Senior level

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Five or more years of sourcing experience required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.

  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated problem assessment and problem solving skills.

  • A high attention to detail, along with strong verbal and written communication are required.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, legal, or engineering.

  • Sourcing experience with utility-related products or services preferred.

  • Experience in electric generation, commercial operations and/or supply chain.

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.).

  • Experience with electronic procurement platforms.

  • Ability to adapt and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

This position may be hired at the Contract Administrator level 1, level II or Senior level and will be based on the successful candidate's background, education & experience.

Basic Qualifications level I

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • One or more years of sourcing experience required.

  • Basic knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.

  • A high attention to detail, along with strong verbal and written communication are required.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

  • Valid driver's license required

Basic Qualifications level II

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Three or more years of sourcing experience required.

  • Working knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.

  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated problem assessment and problem solving skills.

  • A high attention to detail, along with strong verbal and written communication are required.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

  • Valid driver's license required

Basic Qualifications Senior level

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Five or more years of sourcing experience required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.

  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated problem assessment and problem solving skills.

  • A high attention to detail, along with strong verbal and written communication are required.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, legal, or engineering.

  • Sourcing experience with utility-related products or services preferred.

  • Experience in electric generation, commercial operations and/or supply chain.

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.).

  • Experience with electronic procurement platforms.

  • Ability to adapt and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

This position may be hired at the Contract Administrator level 1, level II or Senior level and will be based on the successful candidate's background, education & experience. Additional responsibilities may be included for higher levels of the position.

  • Executes sourcing strategies in support of power generation safety, operations, engineering, construction, and maintenance activities within the fleet. Through bidding, selecting, negotiating, and contracting with approved suppliers, responsibilities include measurement and feedback of safety performance, risk mitigation and management, costs, and quality control.

  • Establish strong relationships with internal business stakeholders.

  • Partners with the company’s Legal Department to optimize appropriate levels of risk mitigation and conducts negotiations with sophisticated (national and international) counterparties.

  • Drafts, negotiates, and edits a variety of service, material, and equipment contracts; non-disclosure agreements (NDAs); and information technology protection agreements.

  • Exhibit ownership of the entire procurement process for assigned initiatives from cradle to grave.

  • Provides input on a strategic procurement plan that aligns with the company business plan and plant outage plan.

  • Locates and provides opportunities to diverse suppliers and works to develop and certify alternate sources of supply in areas where competition is not prevalent.

  • Advises and assists internal customers and peers on ORACLE processing issues and ensures compliance with and maintains accurate and auditable records in accordance with company policies and best practices.

  • Drives continuous improvement and productivity with suppliers and internal customers.

  • All other duties and projects as assigned.

Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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