LG&E and KU Energy Buyer I, II or III in Louisville, Kentucky
Title Buyer I, II or III
Requisition ID 4519BR
Address 14660 Dixie Highway
Company Paid Relocation - External Not Provided
Job Function Supply Chain/Procurement/Logistics
Position Purpose This position is responsible for procuring materials and logistics services in support of the Power Generation Department at an entry level. These activities include the purchase of both stock and non-stock materials through Oracle or similar company software; replenishment of repairable equipment; providing expediting or coordinating expediting of materials on order; working with outage planning personnel to ensure that required materials and services are procured consistent with the established schedule. Position requires familiarity and compliance with the Company purchasing guidelines and policies. Position will assist Buyers II and III on more complex transactions.
This position will be filled at the appropriate level given the selected candidate's experience and education.
Required Education & Experience Bachelor degree or alternate combination of skills and experience that results in equivalent job knowledge. Experience with working with warehousing, inventory and distribution systems and processes preferred.
Preferred Qualifications Must possess a bias toward customer service and background of LKE Power Generation work processes. Good working knowledge of Oracle Financial and Material systems and other company systems. Must have entry level skills for use of MS products (Office, Word, excel, PowerPoint). Must be current on and comply with the corporate purchasing guidelines and policies. Must be able to identify and pursue new customer service opportunities that will contribute to the customer’s success. Valid driver’s license required. Must possess good working knowledge of procurement and supply chain management concepts. Analytical; comfortable with moderate levels of ambiguity; basic financial analysis skills; good communications (written, oral and listening) and people skills.
Job Description Review requisitions approved per the Authority Matrix for completeness and process into purchase orders.
Have a working understanding blanket purchase orders for free bin items and other routine commodities.
Be responsible for use of corporate purchasing cards for low dollar high volume purchases.
Coordinate with accounts payable in resolving issues associated with invoices.
Develop relationships with suppliers and resolve issues associated with outstanding orders.
Solicit bids through a competitive bid process.
Negotiates supply deals of low to moderate complexity
Tabulates, analyzes and recommends purchase on low to moderately complex purchases. Award based upon quality, price, service, availability, terms and vendor reliability for both stock and non-stock procurement.
Coordinate with the planning function on re-orders of stock and non-stock materials.
Work with Supply Chain to add or delete suppliers in the corporate data base.
Develop relationships and expand the company’s base of diverse and disadvantaged suppliers.
Perform purchasing activities in a systematic and auditable fashion.
Have a basic understanding of the corporate purchase order terms and conditions.
Have a basic understanding of purchase order freight terms.
Performs replenishment procurement of stock material based on Oracle generated replenishment reports.
Perform procurement of non-stock material and/or support field personnel performing this function.
Expedite and/or coordinate the expediting of material as needed to meet customer work schedules.
Works closely with plant planning and supervisory personnel on material logistics services required to support unit outages and major projects.
Provide other power plant related material and logistics services as appropriate.
Advocates standardization in requirements to simplify specifications and reduce cost of materials and trends in prices.
Engages suppliers in performance improvement initiatives
Participates in Supplier Relationship Management activities
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Work Conditions Power Plant office environment. Frequent visitation to on site warehouse and other power plant facilities. Some travel to job sites or other power generation stations.
Physical Effort Frequent standing, sitting walking and climbing in work-controlled position when in field. Close work with print-outs and terminal screens.
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Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.
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