Job

Materials Procurement Associate, Specialist or Senior

  • Company: UNS Energy Corporation
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: April 27, 2022

Description

The successful candidate will procure materials and services tied to a material acquisition by planning, processing requisitions, interpreting Material Requirements Planning (MRP), preparing and publishing solicitations, reviewing requirements, conducting pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences, overseeing meetings, interviews, demonstrations and inspections, writing, negotiating and analyzing contracts, developing and reviewing statements of work specific to the acquisition of materials, monitoring supplier performance and mitigating claims and disputes. Ensures maximum value for expenditures by maintaining appropriate inventory levels, preparing and negotiating contracts, conducting market research, providing cost and price analysis, adhering to corporate policy and documenting contract activity.

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.)

Associate - Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-year degree from an accredited institution
  • Approximately three years of procurement and contracts related experience
  • Grasps professional level procurement and contracts knowledge and concepts; experience may include materials management, material standards, specifications, technical data, logistics, contract development, review and administration, competitive bidding, or business administration.
  • A 4-year degree from an accredited University in a supply chain or business related field may be considered as an equivalency for a portion of the required experience.
  • Ability to administer and coordinate basic alliance partnering agreements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4-year degree from an accredited university in a Supply or Business related field.
  • Certification or education in a supply chain or business related field.
  • Knowledge of the Procure-to-Pay process which includes MRP, requisitioning, SOWs, RFQ’s, RFPs and IFB, purchase orders, warehouse operations and accounts payable.

Specialist - Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of procurement and contracts experience.
  • A four-year degree from an accredited University in a supply chain or business related field. Education may be considered as an equivalency for a portion of the required experience
  • Ability to perform contract negotiations for critical materials & services tied to the acquisition of material at a skilled level.
  • Must be able to work independently under general direction and supervision.
  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of the Procure-to-Pay process which includes purchasing systems (requisitioning and purchase orders), best practice procurement processes and procedures, SOWs, RFPs, and IFBs, and contracting services when procuring material. Ability to administer and coordinate key alliance partnering agreements.
  • Must exhibit strong communication and leadership skills, and be highly focused on delivering superior customer service.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage several assignments concurrently even with conflicting priorities.
  • Knowledge and application of contractual rights and obligations and means to mitigate contractual risks associated with business area needs.
  • Applies broad knowledge of procurement principles to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Purchasing certification.
  • Utility experience.

Senior - Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of eight years of procurement and contracts experience.
  • A four-year degree from an accredited University in a supply chain or business related field. Education may be considered as an equivalency for a portion of the required experience.
  • Ability to perform contract negotiations for critical goods & services tied to the acquisition of material at a highly skilled level. Must be able to work independently under limited direction.
  • Ability to administer and coordinate complex alliance partnering agreements.
  • Must demonstrate advanced applied knowledge of the Procure-to-Pay process which includes purchasing systems (requisitioning and purchase orders), best practice procurement processes and procedures, SOWs, RFPs, and IFBs, and contracting services when procuring material.
  • Applies developed professional knowledge and expertise to procurement tasks requiring greater latitude.
  • Fully comprehends and can apply contractual rights and obligations and means to mitigate contractual risks associated with business area needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Purchasing certification
  • Minimum of two years of relative utility experience

Application Process

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=UNISOURCE&cws=43&rid=4720

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