Power Industry Jobs

The most used job board by electric power industry professionals.

Procurement Lead

PJM Interconnection

Location: Audubon, PA US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: July 26, 2022
Reference Code: REQ-2022-3519

The Procurement Lead is principally responsible for the activities in the following areas:

  • Strategic sourcing projects of complex services and materials that may involve market research, procurement due diligence, requirements and scope/statement of work development, and planning and sourcing strategy.
  • Development or participation on cross-functional teams to support procurement initiatives.
  • Procurement of hardware, software and services, including cloud-based software solutions.
  • Contract negotiation, including end user software license agreements as well as professional consulting services, with ability to identify/mitigate commercial risk and supply chain risk.
  • Effective supplier relationship management.
  • Provisions of reporting with comprehensive spend analysis and market trends dissemination, related to assigned categories.


The Procurement Lead develops and executes strategies related to the acquisition of services, materials, and supplies for the entire PJM organization. This position reports to the Senior Procurement Manager.

Applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. ​
This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements. Please consult with your manager to confirm options for flexibility. Business needs and/or on-call responsibilities may require you to report to campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Initiate, lead, and manage the RFI/RFQ/RFP process, interpreting and analyzing supplier proposals, consistent with established policy and industry best practices.

  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data to determine reasonableness of prices.

  • Negotiate, administer, extend, terminate, and renegotiate contracts to minimize PJM member and other stakeholder risk, optimize PJM financial and operational performance and to protect PJM’s assets with careful attention to the safeguarding of PJM’s intellectual property and confidential/proprietary information.

  • Select, maintain, and manage a supplier base that is financially sound, technically competent, and strategically aligned.

  • Effectively manage multiple procurement projects meeting time, cost, and quality constraints.

  • Demonstrate persuasion and influence skills, building conducive professional relationships with stakeholders.

  • Develop benchmarks and measure the ongoing effectiveness of relevant processes and systems.

  • Develop and implement tactical plans consistent with the procurement strategy.

  • Demonstrate integrity in decision-making.

  • Maintain an exceptional level of customer focus.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently in pursuit of departmental goals and objectives with little or no specific direction.

  • Develop and implement tactical plans consistent with the procurement strategy.

  • Demonstrate integrity in decision-making.

  • Maintain an exceptional level of customer focus.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently in pursuit of departmental goals and objectives with little or no specific direction.

 

Characteristics & Qualifications:

Required:

  • BS, Business Administration or Equivalent work experience

  • At least 5 years of experience sourcing, purchasing, and commercial contract negotiation

  • At least 5 years of experience using Key Performance Indicators to manage the performance of the supplier base

  • Ability to produce high-quality work products with attention to detail

  • Ability to visualize and solve complex problems

  • Experience in sourcing, purchasing, or materials management

  • Experience with preparing and issuing purchase orders and change orders

  • Experience evaluating and/or monitoring contract performance to determine necessity for amendments, extensions, or terminations of contracts, as well as compliance to contract obligations

Preferred:

  • MBA, Business Administration

About this Employer‍

PJM employees work collaboratively to maintain the reliability of North America’s largest centrally dispatched electric grid and to operate one of the world’s largest competitive wholesale electricity markets.

We seek talented candidates who thrive in a diverse, challenging and creative environment where they have opportunities to grow, learn new skills and build a career.

Learn more about PJM by visiting the Learning Center.