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Purchasing Manager

Location: 

Wyomissing, PA, US

Company:  UGI Energy Services, LLC
Remote Options: 

UGI Energy Services supplies and markets natural gas, liquid fuels, and electricity to 40,000 customer locations across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US.

We are a supplier, marketer, and midstream services provider – one backed by 135 years of natural gas experience, plus our own expanding energy infrastructure. Along with buying and selling energy commodities at the wholesale level, UGIES owns and operates key electric generation and midstream natural gas assets throughout Pennsylvania.

With headquarters and supply sources near the heart of the Marcellus Shale, UGIES is well positioned to meet the changing energy demands of commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers for years to come.

 

We offer comprehensive benefits (waiting periods, terms and conditions may vary), some of which are:

  • Paid Vacation time starts with 3 weeks off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Sick time
  • Short term & Long term disability
  • Medical plan options from Aetna and Blue Cross
  • Vision coverage from Vision Benefits of America
  • Dental coverage from United Concordia
  • Extended Maternity Leave - 8 weeks pay at 100% with the option of 2 more weeks paid at 100% or 4 weeks paid at 50%
  • Paternity Leave - 2 weeks pay at 100% or 4 weeks pay at 50%
  • Company provided 401K match of 100% of the employee's 6% contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement of 80% of tuition costs capped at $6,300 per year
  • Pet Plan Insurance

Job Summary: This position provides business partnering support to Region, controlling Region spend through collaborative development and consistent implementation of the procurement. Oversees the operational procurement process in a manner that drives operational efficiency and reduces non-compliance. Implements value- and cost-related optimization initiatives while executing projects and programs that support business and category management goals. Provides leadership and sets the direction for operational buyers / Specialists.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Category Managers and Region / BU to plan for strategic procurement priorities and categories and to schedule and implement Region / BU project Procurement related activities
  • Designs and determines effective Region / BU buying channels
  • Develops assigned local sourcing profiles, strategy and planning for Region / BU categories
  • Ensures implementation of procurement activities for operational projects (e.g., tank management)
  • Directs the day-to-day operational support
    • o Demand management
    • o Supplier issue resolution
    • o Dispute resolution (receipt or payment)
  • Monitors and directs the quality of the purchasing process across channels, pricing, and non-compliance
  • Leads and coordinates contract implementation & drives contract compliance through working in close collaboration with internal customers in order to ensure the acceptance of new contracts.
  • Leads bidding/RFx process, contract life cycle, and contract implementation for Region / BU categories
  • Ensures savings targets are achieved for the Region across all Categories in collaboration with the Finance, to support Region in monitoring supplier performance, to ensure all suppliers perform within agreement terms
  • Manages the buyer / Specialist team and oversees process execution, facilities training, conducts buyer performance reviews and enables talent development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of leading P2P technology practices and trends
  • Knowledge of enabling eProcurement and eMarketplace capabilities
  • Source to contract and procure to pay process knowledge, procurement
  • Operations knowledge and supplier management acumen
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Education and Experience Required:

  • B.S. / B.A. degree in Procurement and Supply, Business or Technology (or other related degree programs)
  • 5+ years in procurement operations with hands-on experience in eProcurement, eCatalogs, eRFX and eAuction functionality and contract management technologies; preferred experience in SAP Ariba or Coupa
  • Experience with negotiations as well as an understanding of contracting terms and conditions
  • Demonstrated ability for teamwork and collaborating with other departments to plan and execute and enhance procurement services
  • Experience managing teams and driving collaboration across integrated functions

UGI Energy Services, 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.


Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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