Job Description Summary:
Provide leadership across the enterprise for all Investment Recovery operations and services. This position is responsible for driving the investment recovery strategies, managing the bid process and negotiating the sale of materials and equipment for medium dollar/complexity transactions. The Category Lead supports the company’s strategic direction and assists with building an organization that will expertly execute effective control processes. This position will promote strategic and operational functions of the company-wide volume aggregation and standardization, supplier base optimization, and assist with the development of cost recovery opportunities across all functions. Lead will assist in identifying and implementing best practices in all investment recovery processes. This position builds supportive internal and external relationships within Procurement and across functions. Serve as a role model, technical expert, and coach for colleagues with less experience
Requires advanced sourcing and procurement best practice process knowledge, purchasing knowledge, including expertise in the category area and full understanding of purchasing and inventory systems. Also requires strong understanding of contractlanguage terms and conditions. Solid understanding of business/ financial principles. Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making, and influencing skills. Effective negotiation skills. Also requires strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to present to different organizational levels. Demonstrated project management and leadership skills, including the ability to manage conflict and encourage collaboration. Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum of eight (8) years related experience. Demonstrated strategic sourcing /procurement experience to include: purchasing, negotiating/drafting contracts, contract management, supplier development and supplier qualification/certification. Prior
experience with commodity and supplier relationship management. Materials management, warehousing, utility operations and/or environmental regulatory processes also beneficial. Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations as it pertains to waste and hazardous materials.
Licenses & Certification:
Certified Professional in Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS, Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Six Sigma, Lean, Process or Project Management certifications desirable.
Number of Openings:
Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.
VEVRRA Federal Contractor