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Duke Energy Supervisor Supply Chain Operations (Plainfield, IN) in Plainfield, Indiana

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This position requires overall accountability for Supply Chain success in the assigned area. This leadership role includes creation and monitoring of operational metrics and development and management of continuous improvement projects in support of strategic visions for FHO, Customer Delivery, Transmission, Telecom and other assigned business partners.

This position is responsible for interviewing, hiring and managing union, non-union employees and exempt employees, in a secured environment, in addition to actively to managing up to $150M of inventory. The position safely manages, plans, and maintains efficient operational and financial performance of warehouse operations, grounds, fleet assets, inventory functions, and a regional workforce across multiple business units and jurisdictions. This includes a detailed, technical knowledge of equipment and business and work management unit procedures and systems to facilitate proper materials management and enable on-time construction. Other responsibilities include managing FERC and NERC/CIP policy compliance and physical inventory, picking, loading and unloading in support of daily operations to maintain Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In addition to daily operations, this position provides vital support for generation facility outages, major construction projects, and storm support to expedite the restoration of critical operations.

This leader must be available 24/7 to support emergencies and business unit projects. This position is responsible for developing and/or adherence to operational processes to support multiple Duke Energy business partners including Transmission, Distribution, Telecom, Fossil-Hydro Operations and Gas Operations. Relationships must be developed and maintained with Customer Experience and Service (CES) zone Directors, Fossil Hydro (FHO) plant managers and their staffs (engineering, work management, operation center leaders, etc.). This position also ensures adherence to governmental laws and company policies including Affiliate Asset Transfer.


Manage regional supply chain distribution center personnel day-to-day operations to meet individual, sectional, warehouse, and supply chain goals in support of business partner objectives / customer expectations.

  • Maintains a productive and motivated staff through strong leadership skills with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Manages working stock and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) as part of the Integrated Supply Program (ISP)

  • Manages multi-level organization which is responsible for coordination and implementation of recommendations and strategies relative to inventory management and warehousing practices in support of business partner needs

  • Manages performance and develops employees for future career opportunities

  • Responsible for continuous improvement, training and license/certifications in the work group

  • Develops staffing plans to determine supplemental workforce needs and most economical manner to address peaking demands.

  • Responsible for safe operations of materials management equipment and vehicles. This equipment is frequently ‘customer facing’ as materials are moved throughout the service territory.

  • Monitors team results to identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Leads a safe, productive and motivated work force to ensure a cohesive team effort.

  • Complete observations and safety audits to ensure progress, performance, quality, and results.

  • Conducts interviewing and hiring of exempt and craft employees

Builds and maintains effective working relationships with multiple business partners and suppliers. Maintains close collaboration with business partner leaders to ensure requirements are met.

  • Responsible for business partner satisfaction of the assigned business area, i.e., fossil-hydro operations, transmission, distribution, telecom, gas etc.

  • Provides project management expertise for supply chain related initiatives

Ensures excellent support on planning and execution of outage restoration and off-system restoration

  • Attends outage management and project specific meetings on a regular basis to ensure any material impacts are discussed and resolved

  • Operate across Supply Chain and our Business partners systems to ensure outage support and restoration

  • Organizes the team around specific storm restoration plans including staffing, material availability, delivery, staging, etc.

Implements inventory optimization – establishes working capital strategies into everyday work activities including business partner support of related initiatives

  • Effectively directs warehousing of equipment, parts, and goods

  • Reviews inventory usage history, electronic re-order notices, challenges inventory changes and makes appropriate inventory recommendations

  • Looks for opportunities to share inventory across the enterprise and works with the business partners to mitigate risk, while following affiliate transfer rules

  • Sets individual and sectional goals to accomplish business objectives aligned with strategy

Ensures compliance with policies, standards and state and federal regulatory requirements (FERC, shelf life, OSHA, SOX, DOT, financial asset accounting, affiliate asset transfer rules, etc.). Understands union contracts and effectively addresses union issues, as required.

Develops and manages budget

  • Develops and manages employee expense budget

  • Develops and manages inventory for warehousing and/or distribution center supplies

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and five (5) years related work experience

  • OR High School Diploma/GED and nine (9) years related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional

  • APICS; Institute Supply Management

  • Agile Project Management Certification

  • Strong working knowledge of material management techniques

  • Warehouse Operations background

  • Experience in applying project management skills

  • Previous experience leading a team or supervisor experience

  • Knowledge of Customer Delivery, RRE and Transmission

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Working Conditions

  • Onsite Mobility Classification – Work will be performed at a company facility.

  • Office and warehouse / plant environment with frequent travel to and between assigned operations facilities

  • Available for emergency and outage support on 24/7 basis

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Sunday, June 4, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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