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Job Description: This position is for an Intermediate Category Manager.
Candidates must have experience writing contractors for Utility T&D Construction Projects. Candidates must also have in depth experience with contract negotiations.
Job Summary: The purpose of this job is to manage the supply chain for operations services, specifically utility electric and gas operations. This position manages competitive bid events, conducts negotiations, performs market/price/financial analysis, develops supplier relationships, tracks and manages supplier performance, reports cost savings, and drives continuous improvement and productivity with suppliers and customers. This position requires an experienced professional that works independently with minimal supervision and may provide guidance and direction to other PPL employees in support of high quality, timely and cost-effective resource acquisition activities. Primary Responsibilities
o Develop negotiation strategies and company positions on complex (multi-million dollar) contracts, work with Office of General Counsel to identify and incorporate appropriate levels of commercial protection, and conduct negotiations to achieve the optimal business results for the company.
o Perform market analysis and financial analysis to determine business risk associated with a supplier or contract.
o Establish/maintain professional relationships with suppliers/partners, based on the highest ethical business practices as set forth in the Standards of Conduct and Integrity and PPL’s Supply Chain Polices.
o Be the corporate expert for assigned operations services categories and know the market drivers, supplier base, emerging technologies, regulatory factors, category spend by supplier, inventory, supplier and fill rate performance.
o Acts as primary liaison to suppliers within assigned Categories.