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Pacificorp Associate Director/Director, Supply Chain - LCT or NTO - 104922 in PORTLAND, Oregon

Associate Director/Director, Supply Chain - LCT or NTO - 104922

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Date:Feb 23, 2021

Location:PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company:PacifiCorp

General Purpose

The Associate Director, Supply Chain is responsible to plan, coordinate, and organize systems, processes, and people that define a scalable distribution network for materials, services or logistics to support the entire regulated utility business objectives for BHE, specifically PacifiCorp. . The position will oversee the purchasing of materials or services, inventory management, warehousing, system data management, supply chain planning, transportation and related logistics to execute safe, efficient and cost effective storage and distribution of purchases depending on specialty (materials, services or planning and logistics).

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for review, approval to publish and approval to award documents by BHE, specifically PacifiCorp, through standard supply proposal documentation including request for proposal, request for quotation and request for information in accordance with BHE, specifically PacifiCorp procurement policy and regulatory requirements. Implement and support strategic initiatives to ensure desired material and services coverage through blankets and/or contracts. Develop and maintain a schedule of all sourcing contracts for materials, services or logistics in order to establish a 3 year sourcing plan that will best match BHE and PacifiCorp sourcing strategies and align with aggregate bid events.

  • Direct, develop and implement initiatives to continually enhance storeroom inventory controls, inventory levels, logistics optimization, and system and data integrity. Develop and analyze departmental reports to manage demand and supply planning, general workload, efficiency and compliance to all regulatory, policy and auditing requirements. Establish environment of continuous improvement to achieve process and system efficiencies that deliver high customer service levels at lowest total cost. Ensure appropriate communication channels are set in place with Business operation teams, suppliers, and other supporting units. Direct supply chain personnel to develop and maintain best practices in proper inventory control and integrity.

  • Facilitate and provide strategic direction and recommendations in conjunction with Business units and Commodity Management teams to manage and resolve contractual or performance problems with suppliers. For logistics specialty: manage relationships with freight carriers and freight brokers, including freight rate negotiations and contracts, invoice auditing, management of compliance penalty claims/fees, traffic scheduling.

  • Manage the workflow of daily operations with procurement and analytics including requisitions processing and issuance of PO’s in a timely manner. Provide strategic direction in accordance with BHE, specifically PacifiCorp, procurement policy and PO coding to facilitate the analysis of expenditures, establish blankets for ease of processing and identify opportunities for cost savings initiatives with recommendations to business units. Generate needed analytics and other reports that will help business units make decisions and/or make needed adjustments to current plans.

  • Lead and mentor staff in a management role with emphasis toward commercial acumen. Perform management activities, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, employee counseling and motivation and salary administration.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

  • Associate Director - Selected employee will be required to obtain SAP requisition approval authority for inventory purchases of $50K limit.

  • Director - Selected employee will be required to obtain SAP requisition approval authority for inventory purchases of $100K limit

Requirements

The requirements of the Associate Director include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business administration, engineering or related field. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor’s degree.)

  • Five years of related experience, including three years supervisory/management or technical leadership experience.

  • Three years of experience in warehousing, inventory, procurement, distribution environment or any combination within an MRP, DRP, WMS structure, covering multiple hub and spoke or centralized distribution centers.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience implementing lean, best practices, and metrics in supply chain to maximize customer service, improve efficiency, reduce costs and eliminate stock outs. Background or certified in Six Sigma, and APICS certification preferred.

  • Experience in negotiating and establishing supplier contracts that deliver maximum value at the lowest total cost.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with high attention to detail.

  • Ability to prioritize and execute projects and tasks in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at the appropriate level of abstraction within organization.

  • Self-starter with high energy level, able to work independently, understands high level objectives, and translates into action plan for assigned team.

  • Proficiency with Business Analytics tools, ERP systems (Oracle, SAP or Peoplesoft) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Project management skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently.

In addition to the above, the Director level position includes:

  • Eight years of related experience, including three years supervisory/management responsibilities.

  • Five years of experience in warehousing, inventory, procurement, materials, distribution environment or any combination within an Oracle based MRP, DRP, WMS structure, covering multiple hub and spoke or centralized distribution centers.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Nearest Major Market:Portland OregonCareer Segment:Manager, Supply Chain, Supply, Engineer, ERP, Management, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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