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Alliant Energy Manager Supply Chain Planning and Governance - Hybrid in Madison, Wisconsin

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?

  • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

  • Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

  • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.

Alliant Energy has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager Supply Chain Planning & Governance to join our team in Madison, WI! In this role you will drive continuous improvement in procurement and supply chain processes, policies, tools, templates and training. The right candidate is interested in progressing their career as a future leader within the organization, wants to lead initiatives, and is passionate about creating a strategy focused on Category Management (CM), Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supplier Diversity and ESG related topics.

If you are interested in being able to influence leadership and create a Supplier Chain Center of Excellence that you create, apply now!

  • Alliant Energy will be unable to provide sponsorship now or in the future for this position.

  • 15-20% Travel between Wisconsin and Iowa regions to manage team, partners and projects.

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What you will do

  • Supply Chain Center of Excellence - developing and implementing continuous improvement plans to further improve the productivity, quality, and efficiency across supply chain and the business.

  • Leads efforts related to Supplier Diversity and Environmental Sustainability Governance (ESG).

  • Accountable for and provides governance oversight to all supply chain and supplier related policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Interface and partner with Cybersecurity pertaining to third parties.

  • Designs and employs a supplier business review process to facilitate Business SME performance assessments to promote continuous improvement within the supply base.

  • Works with business units and SCM functional leadership to develop required strategic sourcing process improvements to assure performance, manage risk, and functional excellence.

  • Counsels internal partners about supply chain policies and procedures.

  • Audits to ensure the strategic sourcing processes are designed and driven to achieve objectives.

  • Works with business units and functional leadership to determine metrics required to assure performance, supply continuity and manage risk.

  • Develops and mentors staff to build bench strength supporting company growth.

  • Performs all management duties including, but not limited to, budgeting, hiring, performance reviews, coordinating and scheduling work, salary recommendations, ensure employees report to work fit for duty, leadership, grievance resolution, coaching & counseling, models Alliant Energy’s Core Values at all times.

Required Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience in the project management, strategic sourcing, category management or supply chain related field.

  • 3 years leadership experience. (Leadership experiences may include project management, providing work direction, leadership experience through temporary assignments, roles in the community or external organizations, or other demonstrated leadership experience.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree with emphasis in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related area

  • Certification in Supply Chain Management or related.

  • Demonstrated project management and change management skills, with proficiency, interest and desire in continuous improvement.

  • Excellent influencing skills, interpersonal and communication, able to interact effectively with employees at all levels, both at corporate and within business.

  • Excellent networking capability and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and inclusive work environment, while promoting and supporting diversity initiatives and equal employment opportunity.

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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