San Diego Gas & Electric Contract Agent I in San Diego, California
A Contract Agent I executes contract related activities and processes associated with the procurement of goods and services. This role reports to a Supply Operations Team Lead. This role requires collaboration with Business Unit managers and support staff, as well as the ability to work on cross-functional teams within Supply Management and throughout the organization. The Contract Agent prepares contract-related documents including, but not limited to, contract amendments, change orders and contract release orders. The Contract Agent I also receives requisitions, develops and executes requests for quotations, leads negotiations contracts for low-value materials and services not directly managed by the category management portfolio teams. Ensures alignment with category management efforts and communicating procurement opportunities to the appropriate Portfolio Manager or Category Manager when they are identified.
Executes purchasing process for materials and/or services assigned which tend to be the less complex / less risk or lower dollar value contracts within the Supply Operations remit. Integrates client requirements into the contracting and sourcing processes. Prepares contract-related documents including, but not limited to, contract amendments, change orders and contract release orders. Receives requisitions, develops and executes requests for quotations, leads negotiations for low-value materials and services and drafts contracts directly managed by the category management portfolio teams.Works with internal support organizations including Law Department, Accounts Payable, and Risk Management as needed.
Assists with development and implementation of purchasing strategies for low-value materials and/or services assigned that meet company requirements. Secures reliable, cost effective sources for materials and/or services.
Supports special projects as directed by the Supply Operations Team Lead or Supply Operations Manager to identify and implement cost savings programs. Provides support on cross-functional teams that develop strategies to add value through Supply Management lead projects.
Participates on category management cross-functional teams, bringing knowledge of customer needs, supplier capabilities or performance, and performance improvement ideas.
Meets with internal clients on a regular basis to understand client needs and to strengthen client relationships.
Trains clients in formal training settings and informally through ongoing contact in proper contract management and administration policies and procedures. Ensures client compliance with appropriate procurement policies and procedures, standards for ethical behavior, and accounting policies.
Maintains records to demonstrate that proper protocol was followed in the sourcing and contracting processes and in the implementation of the supplier relationship.
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications and Skills:
A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or other related field or equivalentor equivalent experience/training required
0 years of experience with related Undergraduate degree, or 1-2 years of directly relevant experience, preferably in a materials and/or services purchasing role
Understanding of contracting and supply management principles
Understanding of negotiation skills and techniques
Persuasive communication skills (verbal and written)
Understanding of analytical, problem-solving, and time-management skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and ExcelPreferred Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Certification, such as CPM or CPSM
Working knowledge of contract management and/or accounting systems
A demonstrated ability to attain skill development in addition to work duties
*Based on qualifications this position may be filled at a higher level*
Requisition Number: 18-34493
Job Title: Contract Agent I
Area of Interest: Business Operations
City: San Diego
State / Province: California
Posting End Date: 07/22/2018