Xcel Energy Associate Sourcing Project Specialist Job in Red Wing, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; MN - Red Wing

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.


Provides sourcing direction and performs sourcing activities and leverages supply chain resources to effectively support projects. Negotiates with suppliers representing internal stakeholders, executes contracts and monitors supplier performance to optimize project success. This position can be filled in either Red Wing, MN or Minneapolis, MN.


  • Sourcing - Sources for goods and services in support of significant company projects (up to $5M). Coordinates the process for defining technical bid requirements and specifications and specialized terms and conditions required by individual capital projects. Executes bidding events and coordinates bid evaluation teams to analyze proposals and award business. Seeks opportunities for cost savings and cost avoidance.

  • Project Management - Creates and coordinates a project plan for the sourcing of goods and services and engages the necessary supply chain resources in support of the plan. Interacts with business unit personnel to integrate the sourcing and business project plans. Maintains relationships with key business unit stakeholders and communicates sourcing project status. Establishes metrics for evaluating and documenting specific supplier services and contractual requirements and monitors performance.

  • Negotiations - Negotiates contracts representing company interests in significant project purchases associated with projects. Coordinates the resolution of disputes and contract adjustments with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

  • Supplier Management - Monitors supplier performance to ensure supplier commitments and progress milestones are met and project value has been achieved. Collaborates with a category manager to support project needs with key suppliers in alignment with category strategies.

  • Risk Containment - Applies understanding of underlying principles of contract law to administer all project contract agreements and contractual forms. Defines and manages the risk elements of the contract and assembles all necessary documentation for obtaining project specific insurance. Limits company liability by ensuring all required documents and have been obtained and are satisfactory.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business, Finance or equivalent experience required

  • 3 plus years of supply chain experience or 5 plus years experience in company operations with significant exposure to supply chain processes

  • Basic contract knowledge, negotiation and project management skills required

  • Willing and able to pursue Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or equivalent

  • Must be results-oriented and customer focused

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills are required

  • Up to 10% domestic travel is required

Preferred Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft® Office suite and experience with purchasing and sourcing systems strongly preferred

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Red Wing || MN - Minneapolis; MN - Red Wing || United States (US) || Operations || 42890:Nuclear Supply Chain || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 11849

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com