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KS Energy Services Director of Procurement in New Berlin, Wisconsin

Director of Procurement


Title:Director of Procurement



Location:New Berlin, Wisconsin

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Position Overview:

Artera Companies enable exceptional, mission-critical infrastructure to serve our customers and communities to build their tomorrow. This position will serve as the primary point of contact between our Business Unit, Artera (Corporate), and our Suppliers. Procurement Lead is responsible for implementing procurement strategies with a focus on cost savings initiatives; vendor contract and relationship management, and continuous efforts to improve the performance, productivity, and profitability of operations through process improvements.

The Procurement Lead works closely with Corporate and Business Unit leadership teams as well as the functional teams from field operations, finance, project management, fleet management and commercial operations. He or she will report to the Vice President of Procurement or the Chief Procurement Officer

Essential Functions:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead and implement cost transformation programs across Artera companies for key categories

  • Develop procurement strategy and execution plans for key categories (Make vs buy, vertical integration, strategic relationships, supplier diversification, etc.) and establish long-term goals to support the business

  • Leverage digital experience and appropriate tools to modernize Artera’s procurement processes

  • Implement best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial & operational objectives

  • Lead rigorous and objective contract negotiations and drive alignment between key internal & external stakeholders

  • Scale current preferred vendor programs to new acquisitions and drive successful implementation

  • Maintain strong working relationships with strategic suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met

  • Identify areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results.

  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

  • Perform risk management analysis of vendor contracts and agreements

  • Support Artera ESG and Diversity strategy


  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Experience in analyzing complex data and creating advanced analytical solutions to business problems

  • Excel in building and developing relationships, overseeing complex programs and demonstrating leadership

  • Demonstrated capability working in a multi-function team environment and ability to drive transformational change

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration preferred (MBA Preferred)

  • 5-7 years of procurement experience required with at least 3 years of experience in managing industrial & construction related categories

  • Experience working with field services and operations team

  • Knowledge and experience in implementing procurement best practices

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft suite and other advances analytics software

    Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires travel of up to 25% to multiple Artera and supplier locations

    Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    About KS Energy Services

    KS Energy Services, headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, is a leading provider of construction services to the natural gas, electric and telecommunication industries. KS Energy Services employs more than 1200 employees across the Midwest and focuses on maintenance, replacement and upgrading (MRU) existing infrastructure. KS Energy Services is one of several operating company under Artera Services. For more information, visit


    Artera Companies enable exceptional, mission-critical infrastructure to serve our customers and our communities to build their tomorrow. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Artera is a $2+ billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries across 35 states with more than 9,200 team members.

    Our operating businesses are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry, and are well-respected for shared common core values of Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation. For more information about Artera, please visit or search for Artera on LinkedIn or Facebook. #JointheArteraTeam

    Artera Services offers a competitive compensation package and quality benefits for eligible employees.

    Artera Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.