Entergy Supply Chain Leader in Jackson, Mississippi

Supply Chain Leader

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Date: Jun 6, 2018

Location: Jackson, MS, US

Company: Entergy

This positon will be filled as a Project Procurement Leader I or II

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive Cost reduction – deliver year over year productivity improvements in the form of cost reductions, improved Total Cost of Ownership “ TCO”, process improvements, scope analysis, make/buy considerations, vertical and horizontal integration, and contract structure

  • Assure integration with Regional/ Business initiatives – Drive sourcing to approved local and diverse suppliers either in first or second tier status; understand impacts of aggregating to local markets when large suppliers are used

  • Conducts supplier negotiations

  • Contributes to the success of achieving department goals including having a deep understanding of supplier diversity efforts and goals.

  • Manages and carries forward the most multifaceted, complex strategic sourcing events and negotiations

  • Provide complicated specialized reports as needed

  • Preparation (meet all regulatory requirements), negotiation, execution and administration of purchasing/ contracts documents for assigned categories

  • Ensure favorable terms and conditions with appropriate quality and cost considerations, while minimizing the company's exposure to liabilities associated with property damage, injury or performance arising from contract work, products, equipment and services

  • Participate in projects and studies involving new procurement technology

  • Prepare responses to audit, condition reports and other data requests

  • Ensure that ethical standards and company polices are followed in vendor relations

  • Eagerly accepts and completes other duties as assigned by management

  • Advocates company standards and expectations to internal customers

  • Contributes to the setting of department goals and long range planning

  • Mentors less experiences Supply Chain staff and/or acts in a group leader role to assist in management of their assigned work group

Minimum Education and Certifications

  • Prefer either Supply Chain related BA/BS/ MS degree (such as business, accounting, finance, engineering/technical), professional supply chain/procurement certification, OR equivalent related experience

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of procurement, category management or strategic sourcing experience

Functional Knowledge and Other Skills Required

  • Understanding of Project life cycle

  • Understanding of Stage Gate Process

  • Knowledgeable of supply chain concepts and internal processes

  • Successfully able to implement a sourcing strategy that effectively aligns with the business objectives.

  • Acts as a technical resource for peers

  • Skilled in negotiation settings.

  • Explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties

  • Knowledgeable of the business function, market trends and market leaders.

  • Able to effectively use criticism as an opportunity for improvement

  • Recognized as a subject matter authority with well developed point of view

  • Displays leadership characteristics when reaching tough decisions and settling disputes equitably without damaging relationships

  • Possesses sound organizational awareness inside and outside of Supply Chain

  • Understands Supply Chain basic management principles and methodologies

  • Considers long term consequences on other processes or work groups when making decisions

  • Identifies and corrects causes of issues rather than symptoms of problem

  • Is viewed by others within and external to, the work group as a role model with regard to ethical behaviors and Entergy’s shared values.

  • Identifies and explores new opportunities for continuous improvement and cost savings

  • Makes confident, sound decisions when faced with multi-faceted and complex problems

  • Effectively manages internal and external relationships

  • Drives and delivers superior customer service

  • Strives for consistency and reinforces standards throughout the Supply Chain organization

Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 79230

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Engineer, Law, Procurement, Operations, Engineering, Legal

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