AES United States Supply Chain Manager – Transmission & Distribution (T&D) / Renewables Spend in Dayton, Ohio

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Title :

Supply Chain Manager – Transmission & Distribution (T&D) / Renewables Spend

Company Information:

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company whose mission is to improve lives by accelerating a safer and greener energy future. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit


Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Reporting Relationships :

This position reports to Global Supply Chain Managing Director

Responsibilities :

The Supply Chain Manager for T&D/Renewables Spend will have responsibility for leading US direct spend categories related to the utilities at IPL and DPL. It includes all sourcing activities required to support the continuous operation in terms of materials, equipment and services as well as capital investment and special projects. On average activities related to T&D will be 80% of the focus of this resource while 20% will be related to coordination with global leaders on renewables (wind and solar) projects.

Resource will operate under a category management approach and will be managing the negotiation and contracting of direct spend needs in coordination with global initiatives to achieve synergies and economies of scale by using total cost of ownership analysis. This resource will be responsible for interacting continuously with T&D / Renewables leaders, demand planning and key operational team members to develop supply strategies from early stages, supported by spend analysis, market/commodity trends, supplier relationships and situational leverage in the market.

Resource must be fully engaged on initiatives related to renewables (wind/solar) projects, category management activities, RFIs, RFPs with the global category leader on these initiatives.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute a formal T&D (80%) / Renewables (20%) category management and sourcing plan coordinated with business partners and strategic business units.

  • Interacting directly with other regional sourcing/supply chain Managers located in the different global units and internal stakeholders in development and management of enterprise wide sourcing and supply chain strategies

  • Developing project specific sourcing strategies including the exploration of alternate sources of supply, the consolidation of requirements across AES businesses, alternative solutions, cost avoidance, standardization etc.

  • Lead or manage the sourcing people and processes (including preparation of event-specific sourcing documentation including Requests for Information; Requests for Proposals; Technical, Commercial and Pricing Datasheets; and Special Terms and Conditions), negotiate and close deals in support of business requirements and established category plan.

  • Manage category “knowledge”, suppliers, supplier performance, total cost models and market analysis.

  • Mentor / share procurement knowledge and best practices to strategic business unit supply chain staff and act as Subject Matter Expert.

  • Developing and maintaining Supplier Relationships with major US/ global suppliers and continuously developing new potential suppliers around the world.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with major internal stakeholders at all levels.

  • Serves as a source of knowledge and experience while proactively on identifying trends, & managing risk.

  • Ensure proper reporting for all requirements of the GSA contract with WPAFB regarding diversity spend.

  • Ensure T&D supply chain is properly aligned with internal budgets and ensuring these goals are met.

Experience and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have minimum of 3+ years successful experience in global sourcing and management of spend categories in the utilities, power or oil and gas industry, preferably in large multi-national companies. Must be experienced in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and master service agreements. This individual will be highly collaborative and have proven skills in developing a consensus from diverse opinions in a highly fluid and sometimes ambiguous environment. This individual will bring the ability to manage and lead through influence and strength of data driven business propositions in a diverse environment.

In addition, it is expected that the qualified candidate will have:

  • Ability to solve conflicts and apply political behavior to connect people and manage issues with a focus on objectives rather than positions

  • Demonstrated success of negotiating complex contracts and solid understanding of contracts’ structure

  • Demonstrated success in developing robust category plan and leading category teams.

  • Ability to influence and effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Knowledge and experience with sourcing/procuring direct spend needs

  • Solid computer skills and expert level on SAP, Ariba

  • Strong experience in supplier management

  • Global experience and must work well with other cultures.


Bachelor of Science, Engineering with Masters in Business Administration/ Finance or similar.

Compensation: Compensation for the successful candidate will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Components may include a base salary, an incentive bonus, or/and long term incentive plan.

Global Travel %: 15%

Local Travel %: 4050% (Ohio/Indiana)

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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