4-Day Work Week Available in beautiful, thriving, Denver, CO!
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, CO - a nationally recognized leader among clean water utilities, provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services for 1.8 million people in the Denver Metro area.
Purchases a wide variety of supplies, including non-inventoried materials, equipment, and services. Works under the direction of the Strategic Sourcing Supervisor. May give guidance to administrative staff.
Develops and executes commodity strategies.
Prepares and sends Bids and RFQ/RFI’s for commodity projects as needed.
Conducts bid analysis, negotiations, contract development and supplier development.
Delivers KPI’s in the areas of cost savings, landed cost assessments, lean and cash flow improvements.
Ensures materials are delivered in accordance to contract specifications. Handles adjustments with vendors involving replacement of materials not conforming to original specifications. Ensures appropriate action is being taken to receive credit on returned merchandise.
Establishes strong relationships with key strategic vendors with readily available product information, including state contract award information.
Conducts thorough market analysis in order to forecast and manage price trends.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, mathematics, logistics, business administration or related field. Equivalent combination of work experience and education (see below). Two years of work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Strong knowledge of materials control, local sources of supply, marketing practices and pricing methods, as well as experience in M.R.O. purchasing. Effective communication skills with all levels of management, key personnel and suppliers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and vendors. Excellent knowledge of purchasing laws, rules and regulations.
Equivalency equals two years of directly related professional experience for every year of education not completed. The stated experience requirement is in addition to any experience used to meet the education equivalency. For this position, in addition to the required two years or more of work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), equivalency would be an Associate's Degree plus four years of directly related professional experience or eight years of directly related experience without a degree.
Master's degree in business or related field. Accreditation as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or related equivalent. More than 4 years of procurement experience directly managing the procurement cycle within capital equipment procurement categories. Proven track record developing and implementing strategic commodity plans for capacity equipment including but not limited to HVAC, facility services, new constructions, vehicles machines, tooling and equipment. Ability to perform spend analysis of capital equipment categories and partner with the business to identify areas for supplier rationalization. Proficiency in serving as the point of contact for both internal customers and vendors. Strong aptitude to develop strong relationships with related department leads, working with them to improve the strategic sourcing process and promote early engagement.