Xcel Energy Material Operations Manager 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 Material Operations personnel for the assigned geography, including material storerooms, material delivery and inventory replenishment. Responsible for optimizing group performance, including field services, 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 operating needs, activities and priorities. This position will be filled at our office in Maple Grove, MN.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and mentor a staff of 70+ bargaining and non-bargaining unit staff, through 4 Supervisors to perform routine daily Material Operations, including inventory management, warehousing, material delivery and stock replenishment. Ensure all associated business processes are in place and properly administered to comply with all regulations, policies, corporate procedures laws and safety guidelines.

  • Establish and communicate clear departmental performance expectations that are in alignment with stated procedures, policies, control processes and strategy. Monitor team 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 workforce, internal customers and the supply base through communications, performance management and timely reporting of changes in critical business matters. Provide 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.

  • Promote safety performance and employee engagement with the workforce.

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, with 3-5 of those years in a leadership, supervisory or manager position preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge, understanding and experience in supply chain, with an emphasis on materials planning and forecasting, inventory management, logistics, warehousing and personnel management.

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

  • Experience leading or managing a primarily bargaining unit workforce.

  • Utility background desired.

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