Xcel Energy Manager Material Operations Job in Township of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Maple Grove

Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company? Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.

Position Summary

Manage all field Supply Chain operations processes and personnel for the assigned geography, including buyers, storerooms, delivery and investment recovery. Responsible for optimizing group performance, including customer service, productivity, cost containment, prudent use of working capital, accounting integrity, safety and workforce training. Develop standardized processes and approaches consistent with overall Logistics and Sourcing strategies. Manage the internal customer relationship for the assigned geography and consult with business area personnel to establish operations needs, activities and priorities. This position will be filled in Maple Grove, MN.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work with direct reports to ensure that consistent procurement, inventory management, warehousing, delivery and investment recovery processes are in place and properly administered in compliance with all regulations and policies.

  • Establish and communicate clear performance expectations that are in alignment with stated procedures, policies, control processes and strategy. Monitor performance against expectations.

  • Identify, develop, implement and monitor opportunities for process improvement and value creation initiatives.

  • Coordinate with Sourcing Managers to ensure compliance with sourcing strategies and procurement guidelines.

  • Develop and facilitate collaborative working relationships with internal customers and the supply base through communications and timely reporting of changes in critical business matters. Provide internal customers and management regular updates on key performance metrics and status of process improvement initiatives.

  • Implement and monitor skills development programs to ensure that supply chain operations personnel are developing skills required to effectively execute their responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Management, Purchasing or Logistics or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of supply chain experience.

  • Extensive knowledge, understanding and experience in all elements of supply chain including purchasing, planning and forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and warehousing.

  • Excellent written and oral communication, project management, leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Proces preferred.

  • Leadership or Supervisory Experience preferred.

  • Field Operating Experience preferred.

This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.


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 - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 42800:Supply Chain || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12008

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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