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Projects Buyer


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Work From Home Temporarily (COVID)

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

The Project Procurement Specialist is accountable for the coordination of procurement and contracting activities required to deliver a successful project strategy within their assigned scope of work.  The Project Procurement Specialist is accountable for providing procurement input to the project or category contracting strategy, provide sourcing and the execution activities to deliver a project scope area.  The role requires a collaborative One Procurement relationship with the project team, procurement, category management and any inventory and logistics members of the team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Category Manager and Projects Team to deliver project sourcing and rigorous contract management within their assigned contracting/contract management activity.  This work takes place in multiple procurement technology platforms (Ariba and SAP).
  • Provides procurement expertise to projects during planning and execute stages.  Often, multiple projects are managed at a time.
  • Coordinates execution of the procurement plan for their assigned scope of work(s) and manages procurement for safe, cost effective and competitive project contracting solutions, including regular progress reporting.
  • Executes supply chain risk assessment and mitigation for project contracting within their scope.
  • Provides category management with inputs to enable effective supplier management activities and supports supplier management activities as required by the Category Teams.
  • Ensure supplier diversity requirements are met in execution of assigned contracting activity.
  • Complies with UGI Procurement Controls Policy and Code of Conduct. 
  • Other activities as directed by Category Manager/lead.
  • Deliver value through effective and efficient sourcing activity, using tactics and technology within boundaries of relevant laws and regulations, approved budgets. 
  • Support the demand planning inputs to project team and category management for scope area. 
  • Conduct/support contract negotiations as directed.
  • Execute and performance manage the project contract strategy elements pertaining to assigned scope. 
  • Accountable to the Project Team and category management for applicable procurement deliverables for each project milestone.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Project procurement delivery experience or equal.
  • Knowledge in application of strategic souring, supplier management and project execution.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal stakeholders across multiple discipline across UGI and with suppliers.
  • Proficient to expert level knowledge of systems such as Microsoft Office Suite, Ariba One Source and SAP. 
  • Comply with UGI’s Procurement Controls Policy (PCP).
  • Execute compliance activities including audit resolution as applicable.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline supply chain management or other related business degree preferred; Associates degree and at least 2 years related work experience; or at least 4 years of related work experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of project procurement experience desired.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  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.

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 UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI 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: Lancaster

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