Supervisor, Procure to Pay - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-30
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Defense Contracting

/yr

  full-time   employee


Syracuse
New York
13202
United States

About us

National Grid is hiring a Supervisor for our Shared Services department in Syracuse, NY. 

 

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will take responsibility for leading and developing a team of buyers that oversee the daily purchasing activities and support process improvements initiatives within the End to End Supply Chain (e.g. Accounts Payable, Procurement, Inventory Management, etc.)

Key Accountabilities

The candidate will be expected to support tactical and strategic activities within Centralized Services to drive value and performance for overall Supply Chain/Procurement/P2P.

 

This role encompasses:

  • Support buyers, analysts, and managers on the new ways of working within the Centralized Services with ongoing regular engagement to sustain the journey to deliver performance excellence and achieve lasting behavioral change
  • Support ongoing development of end to end processes, to remove waste increase value, and optimizing the buying channels
  • Lead, coach & direct team to deliver tangible business benefits as it relates to areas of Supply Chain/Procurement/P2P
  • Extract data and analyze information from multiple systems to support and optimize departmental goals
  • Facilitate workshops with peers and key stakeholders to understand challenges and opportunities and develop solutions
  • Oversight of projects to deliver cross-business efficiencies, benefits, and change
  • Build a network across National Grid and effectively interface with others at all levels
  • Assist with developing business cases (with benefits, costing, ROI)
  • Craft & deliver presentations to management level
  • Commit to development of team members while fostering a positive and collaborative work culture
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain,  Finance, Business or technical discipline and 3 years of analytical or business support experience; advanced degree/credits are preferred
  • Experience managing a team of direct reports as well as leading a cross functional team to deliver tangible business benefits
  • Knowledge of Procurement/Supply Chain/P2P systems, processes and SAP  
  • Strong analytical skills, using systems including Excel, MS Word, Access
  • Ability to translate complex data requirements into robust and optimized solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement including understanding of widely known techniques
  • Ability to administer, analyze, interpret, create, initiate, resolve and implement management policies, operating practices and procedures for the functional area 
  • Knowledge of relevant industry practice and legislation
  • Possess good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience in working in high volume, fast paced environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to operate with all levels of the business including organizing and facilitating workshops along with crafting presentations for senior management level
  • Demonstrated the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with matters of significant importance

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

 

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.

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