• Purchasing Specialist

    Job Locations US-MA-Andover
    Job ID
    2018-5672
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Operations & Maintenance
  • Overview

    The Purchasing Specialist will work with SAP PM as the primary tool to support all purchases for the assigned Hydro plants and report directly to the Manager, Purchasing and Logistics in support of this Strategy.

    Responsibilities

    •      Obtain necessary documentation from Hydro staff in order to build RFP packages

    •      Send RFP packages under the procurement threshold out to approved vendors and coordinate site visits, technical questions, and evaluations with Hydro Staff

    •      Perform all SAP transactions in support of all purchasing of materials, services and supplies for the technology assigned to include the following;

                     ·  ensure all PR’s contain correct and complete information

                     ·  perform 1st level release of all PR’s for Technology assigned

                     ·  create PO’s for purchases below the current procurement threshold

                     ·  obtain approval from Management for all PR’s and PO’s

    •      Work with Hydro staff to assemble necessary documentation for all Hydro purchases.

    •      Work with procurement managers for purchases above the procurement threshold and coordinate all information and documentation needed with the Hydro Project Manager or appropriate Hydro technical lead

    •      Ensure compliance with processes and procedures from EGP and EGPNA where applicable

    •      Work with field personnel, Technical Support and Operational Support to enhance purchasing and  planning requirements

    •      Work with Tech Support and/or Project Manager in the development and review of Work Scopes and vendor proposals

    •      Follow processes and procedures for the maintenance and tracking of inventory

    •      Assist Manager of Purchasing and Logistics in gathering info and recommendations for long term agreements

    •      Work with requestors on invoice issues and ensure vendors are getting paid timely

    •      Ensure vendors are identified, approved and ISN compliant – work with Hydro personnel and vendors to resolve any issues

    Qualifications

       

    •      Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience

    •      Minimum of 3 years of related experience with knowledge of Stocks Management for power generation equipment and maintenance activities a plus

    •      Ability to work as a part of a team and involve other in decisions when appropriate

    •      Professional written and verbal communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills required

    •      Strong computer skills with experience on the MS suite including Word, Excel and MS Project.  Prior experience with SAP and SAP PM a plus

    •      Ability in scheduling and planning and the flexibility to maintain such as conditions change

    •      Ability to work independently

    •      Knowledge and understanding of budgeting

    •      Understanding of change management

    •      Initiative and drive for high achievement and continuous improvement

    •      Ability to interpret legal documents and agreements

    •      10% travel required (domestic)

    •      Mental Functions:  Ability to solve complex problems, Ability to make decisions based on limited information, Time management, communicating and interpersonal skills.

    •      Technical Skills: Strong knowledge of power plant maintenance and operations, familiarity with the scientific process, data and failure analysis

    •      Driver’s License

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