New York Power Authority Strategic Buyer I (Shared Services) in White Plains, New York
Strategic Buyer I (Shared Services)
Strategic Buyers play a critical role within the Strategic Supply Management (SSM) department. Reporting directly to one of three Category Managers (Services, Materials, Indirect) this position will support the day to day execution of strategies for category management and to support capital project delivery and operations for other New York State (NYS) entities supported by NYPA including the Canals Corporation.
90% - Category Management & Strategic Sourcing
Category Management & Strategic Sourcing
Assist the Category Manager to create value, drive continuous improvement, and report realized savings to NYPA by using strategic sourcing and category management best practices.
Support development and maintenance of Construction and Facilities services strategies and initiatives in coordination with the Category Manager.
Coordinate sourcing events for pertinent category.
Assist in market analysis to understand supply base and market forces for category.
Support development of category profile.
Assist in category governance initiatives and total cost of ownership analysis for category.
Analyze demand levers to increase category efficiency.
Monitor and track category initiatives.
Support internal compliance with Supply Chain and Procurement policies, procedures, strategies, and guidelines on an ongoing basis.
Support negotiations with customers and/or contract representatives regarding contractual/legal matters of significance to the organization.
Assist corrective action processes and standards to support the remediation of contract terms leakage.
Supplier Relationship Management
Maintain strategic supplier relationships and improve supplier performance.
Address supplier relationship concerns and issues escalate as necessary.
Utilize the Analytics and Compliance COE as a source of information to drive further savings, compliance, and gain insight into the category. Provide accurate and realistic forecasts for the group.
Apply analytical and strategic thinking skills to develop category sourcing strategies that are aligned to the Authority’s business objectives and responsive to the internal and external environment.
10% - Support high priority projects that impact SSM function
- Maintain knowledge of other initiatives / projects in the company that may interact with / affect SSM’s performance and operations and collaborate with necessary stakeholders.
Knowledge and Abilities
Highly collaborative team-oriented individual, who has proven ability to build relationships with technical and business resources.
Self-starter, ability to work independently in a fast paced environment while delivering solid action-oriented results quickly.
Procurement experience with the proven ability to establish category management capabilities to drive compliance, performance, reduce cost, and reduce risk.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify, quantify and effectively leverage data to support business decisions.
Ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship, both internally and externally.
Understanding of Construction and Facilities services – Preferred
Functional skills using Ariba eSourcing, SAP, and other related systems and solutions – Preferred
Knowledge of the Power Utility services and equipment categories and/or supply market – Preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Operations, or similar.
Advanced degree – Preferred
Minimum 2 years experience managing services categories, particularly in construction and facilities management.
Minimum 2 years experience in the Utilities industry – Preferred
Minimum 4 years professional experience in Procurement, Finance, Accounting, and Supply Chain Management.
White Plains, New York, United States