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Buyer Senior

Company: OGE Energy Corp.
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Purchases materials, equipment, supplies and/or services in accordance with the company's policies and procedures. Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, investigating and developing sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests, reviews quotes. Interprets purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, acting as a liaison between user departments and vendors. Obtains materials from vendors at lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Follows up on orders to expedite delivery and shipment. Schedules deliveries and obtains certifications of delivery. Checks and approves payment for orders placed.

Primary Duties:

  • Handle and complete the most difficult and unique purchasing transactions in accordance with the company's policies and procedures and in a manner to obtain the best value while meeting operational requirements.
  • Negotiate contracts and bid proposals.
  • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions, warranties, volume discounts, payment terms, and delivery points on the most complex commodities.
  • Drive rigorous supplier performance management.
  • Establish blanket purchase agreements with vendors setting dollar limitations and time of contract limitations.
  • Monitor the maintenance of records regarding pricing and ordering of materials; prepare report analysis and recommendations.
  • Act as a mentor and provide guidance to other team members.
  • Champion safety and operational integrity through effective supplier management and supplier quality management.
  • Identify and select vendors to procure highly technical commodities meeting criteria of price, quality, quanitty, availability and delivery dates. Place order with vendor.
  • Develop new sources for difficult and unique supplies to secure favorable terms for the company. Maintain open dialogue with vendors' representatives and proactively research companies to obtain information on new and existing products.
  • Develop and maintain long- term supplier relationships that will provide the company with competitive advantages including lowest total cost, highest quality products, and superior customer service.
  • Develop and refine highly complex technical bids and specifications.
  • Write and distribute highly technical bid invitations or requests for proposal, receive and analyze quotes,bids and proposals and recommend vendor to use.
  • Remain current with industry supply trends.
  • Analyze departmental purchase requisitions for accuracy. Determine method needed to process requisition such as bid, request for proposal, or blank contract.
    Requirements:
    • Associate's degree and eight (8) years buying experience
    • OR
    • Bachelor's degree and five (5) years supply chain experience
    • OR
    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management and three (3) years supply chain experience
    • OR
    • Eleven (11) years buying experience.
    • Experience with ERP systems.
    • Valid state driver's license.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Extensive knowledge of Power Plant materials and services; able to develop, determine, source and communicate unique and hard to find descriptions.
      • Experienced sourcing and networking with various suppliers.
      • Experience with supporting the development of requirements and specifications.
      • Scope of Work (SOW) experience.
      • SAP Experience.
      • Experience with Supplier Corrective Action Requests.

        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing.
      • Strong knowledge of materials, products and the commodity market in area of specialization.
      • Knowledge of economic order quantities.
      • Strong negotiation skills.
      • Ability to prepare and analyze complex technical specifications, bids and proposals.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      • Ability to develop strong and maintain relationships with a diverse group of internal cross-functional stakeholders.
      • Ability to mentor and lead the work activities of other team members.
      • Advanced level skill in computer applications such as Microsoft Office. Knowledge of SAP a plus.
      • Strong time management and organization skills.
      • Ability to resolve conflict.
        Working Conditions:
        • May non-standard hours.
        • May require travel.
        • Work is performed in an office environment.
        • Extensive time spent using a computer and telephone.

          Company Description:

          OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is headquartered in Oklahoma City and is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a regulated electric utility serving more than 815,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP.OG&E serves more than 815,000 retail customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and a number of wholesale customers throughout the region. OG&E, with about 6,900 megawatts of capacity, generates electricity from natural gas, western coal, and wind. OG&E's electric transmission and distribution systems span 30,000 square miles.

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