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Entergy Capital Projects Procurement Specialist in Little Rock, Arkansas

Capital Projects Procurement Specialist

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 01/30/2023

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

This position may be domiciled in multiple locations within Entergy's service territory

*This position will be filled as a Capital Projects Procurement Specialist II, III, or Sr, depending on candidate qualifications*

Job Purpose

This position will partner with various customer-facing function leaders to ensure desired outcomes for the Power Delivery Organization. The Capital Project Procurement Specialist utilizes advanced supply chain and capital projects knowledge and experience to implement Supplier Commercial Excellence for an assigned Customer within the organization. The specialist is Supply Chain’s (SC) single point of contact and lead for a given project(s) and supports deployment of Entergy’s customer centric capital investment strategy across the company’s business unit. The role may be assigned to multiple customers to leverage end-to-end value across an assigned portfolio of spend. The specialist supports the identification, development, and execution of customer-centric projects by leading commercial efforts for project planning, development of a commercial strategy, sourcing of contracts and agreements, and for supplier relationship management/performance through vendor management and the commercial contract management processes. The position operates within Entergy’s Project Delivery Standard (PDS, stage gate process) and utilizes SC’s processes to support the delivery of safety, cost, quality, schedule, and customer satisfaction measures. Assignments of increasing scale and complexity will be provided commensurate with the demonstrated technical, professional, inter-personal and leadership skills. The specialist operates autonomously but may require minimal supervision or assistance in areas where the knowledge or experiences have not been fully developed.

Key interfaces are with customer-facing functional leads, Project & Product Manager, Financial Business Partners, SPO designees, jurisdictional project leaders, etc. Other functional interfaces include SC departments (e.g., Category Management, Supplier Diversity), Tax, Finance, Operations, Risk Management, Safety, Legal, and Regulatory Legal.

Key interfaces are with business function leads, Project Managers & Project Controls, Financial Business Partners, SPO designees, jurisdictional project leaders, etc. Other functional interfaces include SC departments (e.g., Category Management, Supplier Diversity), Tax, Finance, Operations, Risk Management, Safety, Legal, and Regulatory Legal.

Core Responsibilities

• Actively promote strong safety behaviors and ensure the team always puts safety first

• Utilize key tools, programs, and proactive field visits to assure standards and behaviors

• Monitor and influence suppliers to proactively identify any safety concerns

• Perform storm role duties as assigned through the Storm Assignment Management System (SAMS)

• Accountable for the development and execution of progressive commercial strategies, with the business functions, in support of objectives to drive value and service delivery and enable favorable outcomes for all key stakeholders

• Collaborate with the business units and other stakeholders to support the deployment of capital funds in line with Entergy’s strategies

• Develop commercial strategies and contract plans aligned to project needs; maximize leverage through aggregation opportunities across similar scopes of work; maximize value through optimization of price, contract terms, performance standards, and service levels

• Perform Bid–Evaluate–Award activities in line with SC policy and processes

• Ensure alignment of project behaviors to contractually

• Provide commercial management for in-flight capital projects and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure successful contract execution

• Manage compliance to contract provisions and administer contract change orders in collaboration with the project manager and the project change process

• Execute contract governance and provide oversight of supplier performance management, including claims management and dispute management/resolution

• Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to ensure SC engagement in the capital project process and SC ownership of Project Procurement and Commercial Contract Management

• Establish and maintain professional relationships with suppliers based on the highest ethical business practices as set forth in the Standards of Conduct and Integrity and Entergy's Supply Chain Polices

Education, Experience and/or Certification

Cap Proj Procur Spec II Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering, Legal, or other related discipline and minimum 3+ years of combined supplier contracting, capital projects, or other related supply chain experience OR in lieu of a degree, minimum 7+ years of supplier contracting, capital projects, or other related supply chain experience;

Minimum 1+ years’ energy industry experience in capital projects contracting and procurement

Cap Proj Procur Spec III: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering, Legal, or other related discipline and minimum 3-5+ years of combined supplier contracting, capital projects, or other related supply chain experience OR in lieu of a degree, minimum 9+ years of supplier contracting, capital projects, or other related supply chain experience;

Minimum 1.5+ years’ energy industry experience in capital projects contracting and procurement

Cap Proj Procur Spec Sr: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering, Legal, or other related discipline and minimum 7-9+ years of combined supplier contracting, capital projects, or other related supply chain experience OR in lieu of a degree, minimum 13+ years of supplier contracting, capital projects, or other related supply chain experience;

Minimum 3+ years’ energy industry experience in capital projects contracting and procurement

Preferred: Certification from an industry accreditation organization such as CPSM, APICS, etc.

Knowledge/Skills

Technical

Advanced understanding of Entergy’s business model, the capital projects portfolio, and key interfaces across the business and SC Skillful application of commercial management processes (plan, strategy, source and perform); including supplier diversity, safety metrics and tools

Skillful application of market intelligence to assess supply market status and evolution

Advanced knowledge of Entergy’s policies and processes and application to contracts

Skillful in creating capital project contracting strategies and methodologies (e.g., EPC, Fixed Price, T&M); advise/influence on best strategy

Skillful in creating negotiation strategies and leading negotiations for complex contracts within a capital project environment

Advanced expertise in the development of high quality, thorough project Scopes of Work, Scopes of Supply, Lists of Deliverables, and Divisions of Responsibility

Skillful application of pre-award and post-award contract management processes; integrate business unit specific knowledge; identify and mitigate contractual risks to Entergy

Advanced understanding of contract law terminology, methodology, and application

Advanced knowledge of business and SC operations within Entergy; including how Entergy buys and pays (HEBAP); experience and knowledge of supply chain systems and processes

Skillful in developing detailed RFx price breakdowns and deconstructing vendor pricing models to support financial analysis and bid comparison

Ability to identify opportunities to aggregate for commercial leverage and drive opportunities across the enterprise

Skillful in supplier performance / relationship management strategies and processes

Professional

Skillful application of project management principles to ensure systematic, thorough completion of each assignment, identifying critical pathways and risks to delivery

Skillful application of commercial skills and financial acumen to capital projects, understanding the key business drivers and impact to Entergy on outcomes

Skillful application of data analysis methods/techniques to provide detailed reports and insights propose conclusions, use data trends and present in meaningful way;

Ability to coach other supply chain personnel in capital projects technical tools and techniques;

Skillful at internal and external stakeholder communications; operates independently with stakeholders; apply influencing skills to develop best outcomes for Entergy

Skillful at building broad relationships and effective networks with all stakeholders

Strong understanding of the management of change relative to supply chain situations

Strong understanding of how to effectively manage the costs of the business

Strong communication skills in presenting concise/relevant information to stakeholders

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Primary Location: Louisiana - New Orleans Louisiana : New Orleans || Arkansas : Little Rock || Mississippi : Jackson || Texas : The Woodlands

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 110389

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

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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.

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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.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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WORKING CONDITIONS:

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.

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