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Operational Procurement Specialist II


Wyomissing, PA, US

Company:  UGI Energy Services, LLC
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

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, 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

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. 

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 evalatuions 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 initiatvies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a global, matrixed team environment.
  • Experience with operational purchasing across various procurement channels
  • Experience in the procure to pay processes, tools and philosophies
  • Familiarity with spend assessment

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Business (or other related degreed program) and/or Associate's Degree plus years of procurement experience preferred; or combined equivalent of education and experience considered.

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, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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