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Operational Procurement Specialist II-Remote


King Of Prussia, PA, US

Company:  AmeriGas Propane, Inc.
Remote Options: 

When you work for AmeriGas, you become a part of something BIG! Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is the nation’s premiere propane company, serving over 1.5 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers. Together, over 6,500 dedicated professionals will deliver over 1 billion gallons of propane from 1,800+ distribution points across the United States.



Job Summary (Purpose): 


Work as the business unit owner for Sourcing and Compliance to achieve targeted savings across all Region/BU categories, negotiate local contracts and monitor supplier performance while deploying the procurement process across the region.  Manage daily activities within the purchasing process, serving as the primary interface with business owners and supplier representatives.  Facilitate sourcing for buyer-assisted requisition channels.


Key Characteristics:


•    Contract administration experience including award negotiations, subcontractor management, procurement, performance auditing, and dispute resolution
•    Familiarity of legal and commercial laws and procurement tactics
•    Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities (Multi-tasking)
•    Ability to pay attention to detail under tight deadlines and manage heavy workloads



Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:


•    Support operational procurement leadership in integrating operational procurement in key business functions.  
•    Provide Business Unit Stakeholders with direction in navigating to the correct procurement team member 
•    Perform day-to-day operational support for:
•    Demand management - analysis of business needs for supply and services
•    Supplier issue resolution -  includes monitoring service requirements working with the business and supplier to resolve conflicts and discrepancies
•    Supplier Risk Management  – leads BU supplier risk evaluations and compliance management activities. 
•    Set up, maintain and update the Region/BU catalog (internal and external), as required.
•    Support supplier management, provide Region/BU support and pre-qualification of potential bidders as it relates to local, regional and/or global tenders, when required.   
•    Support the planning of procurement priorities and projects and provides business context to Category management and collaborates on required categories. 
•    Support improvements in purchasing and procedure efficiencies and working capital, in collaboration with Region/BU  leadership  and field personnel
•    Support overall costs for Region/BU through negotiation and strategic initiatives
•    Assist in researching new sources of supply and possible alternate products/technologies
•    Support Region/BU Contract implementation, mitigate risk and ensure collaboration with the Law Department. 
•    Conduct Local BU bidding/RFx process execution through, analysis, negotiation, award and implementation. 
•    Investigates possible customer solutions with assistance from others as needed



Long Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


•    Ability to work in a global, matrixed team environment
•    Experience with operational purchasing across various procurement channels (requisitions, change orders, expedited purchasing and company credit cards known as “P-Cards”) desired; experience with purchase requisition and order management
•    Experience in the procure to pay processes, tools and philosophies
•    Familiarity with spend assessment (from both a technology and a methodology perspective)
•    Demonstrated contract administration experience
•    Exposure to eProcurement, eCatalogs, and contract management
•    Exposure to leading P2P technology practices and trends
•    Contract negotiation experience and notions of Legal principles
•    Experienced with Sourcing Systems and ERP
•    Strategic Sourcing experience, technical buying. eRFX and eAuction strategies and P2P technologies experience preferred
•    Hands-on experience in SAP Ariba or Coupa including eProcurement, eCatalogs, eRFX and eAuction strategies and contract management technologies
•    Demonstrated success in gathering data, conducting analyses, and generating high-quality outputs
•    Experience with process, quality control, and workflow management and design preferred


Education and Experience Required:


•    Experienced working in a “Strategic Sourcing” environment
•    Expertise in contract negotiation and contract management
•    3 years of procurement related experience
•    BS in business related major
•    Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or equivalent desirable


Working conditions


•    Normal Office Environment
•    Travel as needed


AmeriGas is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must be willing to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check. Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with AmeriGas policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, AmeriGas cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician.  Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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