New York Power Authority Strategic Buyer II in White Plains, New York

Strategic Buyer II

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Job Description

85% - Category Management & Strategic Sourcing

  • Category Management & Strategic Sourcing

  • Support the Category Manager to create value, drive continuous improvement, and report realized savings to NYPA by using strategic sourcing and category management best practices.

  • Manage development and maintenance of Construction and Facilities services strategies and initiatives in coordination with the Category Manager.

  • Assists in sourcing events for pertinent category.

  • Perform market analysis to understand supply base and market forces for category.

  • Develop category profile.

  • Execute category governance initiatives and total cost of ownership analysis for category.

  • Analyze demand levers to increase category efficiency.

  • Manage and track category initiatives.

  • Facilitate the development and refinement of Category Playbooks for identifying and pursuing savings opportunities for pertinent category.

  • Manage internal compliance with Supply Chain and Procurement policies, procedures, strategies, and guidelines on an ongoing basis.

  • Contract Management

  • Negotiate with customers and/or contract representatives regarding contractual/legal matters of significance to the organization.

  • Implement corrective action processes and standards to support the remediation of contract terms leakage.

  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Manage and maintain strategic supplier relationships and improve supplier performance.

  • Address supplier relationship concerns and issues escalate as necessary.

  • Support Category Manager to coordinate with SRM to drive demand planning by supplier and aggregate.

  • Procurement Analytics

  • 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.

  • Support Category Manager to work across service lines to achieve larger organizational goals.

5% - Support SSM resources

  • Create an effective work environment by developing and demonstrating a strive toward a common vision, developing and communicating of clear objectives, expecting teamwork, recognizing performance, and maintaining open communications.

Required Skills

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.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • 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 build strong relationships with key suppliers.

  • 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.

  • Functional skills using Ariba eSourcing, SAP, and other related systems and solutions – Preferred

  • Strong knowledge of the Power Utility services and equipment categories and/or supply market – Preferred

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Operations, or similar.

  • Advanced degree – Preferred

  • Minimum 4 years of leadership/management experience with large and/or complex work efforts.

  • Minimum 4 years experience managing services categories, particularly in construction and facilities management.

  • Minimum 4 years experience in the Utilities industry – Preferred

  • Minimum 6 years professional experience in Procurement, Finance, Accounting, and Supply Chain Management.

Job Location

White Plains, New York, United States

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