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National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)


  Full Time   Employee

United States

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts , New York , Rhode Island and the .
We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.
Our Procurement organization is embarking on a transformational journey evolving to create the Supply Chain of our future, come be part of this exciting opportunity to drive change and create value!

About the Position:

The successful candidate will take responsibility for strategically sourcing end to end Supply Chain requirements and for creating sustainable value. This includes building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, identifying business opportunities, and developing supply chain partnerships to achieve company objectives, meeting and exceeding customer, community and stakeholder expectations.

Position Responsibilities of (including but not limited to):
Develops and manages data driven commodity strategies to attain year over year cost reductions and quality/delivery improvements.
Completes and executes the negotiation plans and aligns the stakeholders to the negotiation strategy valued up to $100M.
Collaborate with our supply base partners to develop innovative approaches and methodologies that address present and future supply chain requirements.
Works in partnership with regional/global customers to ensure a proactive approach to supplier selection and understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions.
Strong commitment to utilize continuous improvement to drive change throughout the organization.
Develop, deliver, maintain, and assist in the implementation of best practice Supply Chain processes, policies, and templates.
Ability to present data to effectively influence senior stakeholders sponsorship and decision making.
·5-8 years of related experience
Master Degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred.
·Executes Strategic Plan with focus on complex projects up to $150M. Responsible for delivering measurable value, delivery and quality to the business to meet budgetary and goal objectives
·With minimal Category Manager oversight - ensures negotiation strategy is fully developed and socialized. Leads the negotiation team with suppliers and stakeholders to deliver sustainable 'win-win' outcome
·Leads commercial discussion on T&C’s and fully understands commercial implications. Proactively supports legal in the development of new complex contract terms
·Engage suppliers for complex problem solving. Supports the SRM program and manages lower level supplier relationships

Technical Capabilities:
Commercial negotiation.
Contract management.
Supplier relationship management.
Systems and Analytical Skills. SAP and other MRP systems a plus.
Business Skills:
Change Management.
Customer Focus.
Project Management.
Performance Excellence
Leadership Qualities:
Creates the Future.
Consistently Delivers Great Performance.
Builds Relationships.
Develops Self and Others.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
:Procurement Operations
Primary Location
:Procurement Operations
Job Posting
:Oct 5, 2016, 8:18:26 AM
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To apply for this job, contact:
Kathy Gangarossa

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