Entergy Category Leader Associate I, II or III in The Woodlands, Texas

Date: Apr 19, 2017

Location: The Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Job Function :Other

MRV Minimum Salary :$47,500.00

MRV Maximum Salary :$93,500.00

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Not approved

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 70265

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%


Supply Chain Category Leader Associate role that is responsible for assignments in support of Category Leaders for assigned areas of responsibility. Successful Category Associates have a strong understanding of Entergy contract terms, concepts, terminology and standards, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. With strong organizational and computer skills, and a good attention to detail, they deliver quality results and can adjust to changing needs while meeting deadlines.


Assist in the creation and development of spend analysis, market benchmarking and cost modeling. Highly proficient at completing detail cost models in Power Advocate system. Ability to query spend data and create reports for management analysis and decision.

Conduct RFP's, RFI's, RFQ, etc. including the identification of appropriate sourcing method, development of RFX and evaluation and recommendation of path forward. Identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies. Performs detailed reviews, fact-finding and analysis of contractor proposals. Develops bid tabs for review and evaluation through data analysis and presentation.

Creates blanket contracts and contract closeouts. Prepares and communicates shortage and backlog reports, and provides visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers. Provides expediting on open orders and addresses vendor issues.

Creation and maintenance of supply performance and metric tracking. Keeping up with current technology and managing online systems.

Creation and development of category reporting. Prepares correspondence, and file documentation required to support Category Leader. Assists in the development and maintenance of Business Cases for procurement projects.

Understands technology and managing online systems such as Power Advocate tool, usage and maintenance for assigned categories. Ability to create professional reports and Power Point presentations to support Strategic Sourcing organization.


Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree in business, finance, Supply Chain, technical discipline or relevant field is required or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience required of the position:

Category Leader Assoc I - College Degree preferred. Prefer 1 - 2 Interships or Coop related business roles as experience

Category Leader Assoc II - Up to 2 years business organization experience. Desired: 2 years experience contracting and sourcing in a supply chain organization

Category Leader Assoc III - 2 years experience contracting and sourcing in a Supply Chain organization with some Category Management experience

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

All phases of contracting (from Bid, Award, Negotiation, Contract Development, Performance Monitoring, Claims, Dispute Resolution). Analytical techniques to identify cost savings/sourcing opportunities. Knowledge of Power Plant/Utility Operations and Business Practices. Knowledge of legal/regulatory requirements. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization. Ability to develop and present business cases for complex, high dollar procurements. Excellent oral, written, problem solving and facilitating skills. Proficiency in basic Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook). Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and accurately with multiple levels of company and segment personnel. They are highly motivated team players with the ability to work independently with little supervision. Desired: Knowledge of Process Improvement Techniques; Analytical Modeling Experience; Experience with Enterprise contracting/procurement system. Other Requirements: Some overnight Travel; Emergency Coverage Rotation; Unscheduled emergency support.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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