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Avangrid Lead Analyst - Purchasing in Orange, Connecticut

Lead Analyst - Purchasing



Orange, CT, US

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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit (


The Procurement Lead Analyst is responsible for driving and delivering purchases for materials and services for our corporate needs. This includes formulating and administering requests for proposal/quotations/information, bid analysis, tenders, and risk evaluations. The Procurement Lead Analyst will also lead cross-functional teams to drive procurement initiatives and improve bottom line performance. Additionally, the Procurement Lead Analyst will develop and execute procurement sourcing strategies for a variety of requirements, negotiate and award large contracts, and interact regularly with senior level staff and executives.


• Formulate and administer requests for proposal/quotations/information, bid analysis, tenders, and risk evaluations.

• Evaluate and select suppliers in accordance with the procurement policy, quality of supply, cost savings objectives and annual budgetary requirements.

• Lead cross-functional teams to drive procurement initiatives and improve bottom line performance.

• Develop and execute procurement sourcing strategies for a variety of requirements, including but not limited to our corporate purchasing needs.

• Mentor colleagues in Purchasing and lend experience and knowledge to assist others in the department and the business.

• Maintains current and accurate understanding of a broad base of commodities, service categories and general business conditions. Tracks material/service costs, and performance using metrics and tools. Analyzes trends and makes corresponding sourcing decisions that contribute directly to the company’s competitive position. Supports DBE programs and initiatives.

• Ensures that strategies capture the best available solution, while meeting critical internal timelines at the lowest possible. Ensure compliance with the business needs, internal QHSE (quality, health, safety & environment), and procurement policies.

• Establish structured negotiation plans in support of company needs, objectives and KPIs with clarity of desired outcomes.

• Direct supplier negotiations and administer agreements.

• Interact regularly with senior level staff and executives in construction, engineering, development, finance, and purchasing located in the USA and other subsidiaries globally.

• Negotiates and awards multi-faceted, large and complex, business wide and affiliate specific enterprise contracts to minimize operational, legal and financial risks. Formulates requests for proposal/quotations/information, bid analysis, tenders, and risk evaluations. Directs supplier negotiations and administers agreements. Collaborates with both internal and external legal counsel.

Skills and Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, Economics or relevant field with a minimum of 3 years of applicable experience; or Associates Degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required.

• Prior experience with the utility, renewable energy industry in direct or indirect spending is preferred.

• Knowledge of supply chain methodologies, models, and procedures.

• Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation, and influencing skills, including the ability to communicate concepts, data and recommendations to management.

• Experience performing economic evaluation for the procurement of equipment and services.

• C.P.M., C.P.S.M, or equivalent or working toward achievement is strongly desired.

Skills and Abilities

• Strategic orientation with excellent analytical, project management, negotiation, presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills.

• Self-starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels of a matrixed global organization.

• Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.

• Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets.

• Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.

• Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations.

• Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.

• Ability to analyze project risks and proactively identify solutions with a flexible, creative, and solution-focused outlook on problem solving.



  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (

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