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Arizona Public Service Category Manager I in Phoenix, Arizona

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Job ID 20210541 Location Phoenix

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As part of the APS team , you are important to the success and future of our organization. You can be a part of a unique industry and work with us to provide reliable service, our community can count on us for safe, clean and reliable energy. APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company, has announced a goal to deliver 100 percent clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. This is the boldest clean-energy goal of any Arizona electric company, and one of the most ambitious nationwide.

At APS, we believe in creating a workplace where belonging matters . Inclusion at APS involves taking¿deliberate action to embrace the unique perspectives¿of each employee .

The Category Manager I is a specialized procurement role that is responsible for a specific category of goods or services. The Category Manager is charged with strategic sourcing creating a category plan and providing oversight in the category. Contributes to the strategic management of supply chain initiatives and spend optimization for a specific subcategory or major project having significant impact on organizational and business unit goals and objectives. Category spend typically up to $25M and SRM Supplier spend impact of 1-2 key suppliers. Drives Assists in development and implementation of supply chain strategies, targets and schedules to achieve goals and objectives for cost management, supplier management (including supplier diversity) and process improvement.

Minimum Requirements Category Manager I

  • A four year Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or other job-related discipline from an accredited college or university

  • plus three (3) years materials or services procurement experience with significant exposure to strategic supply chain management issues.

  • In lieu of bachelor's degree, professional certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM)

  • plus seven (7) years of significant, closely-related materials/services/supply chain experience;

  • or Associate's degree in business or related discipline, professional certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM)

  • plus five (5) years of significant, closely-related materials/services/supply chain experience.

  • Experience conducting supplier negotiations.

  • Experience in reviewing and redlining contracts.

  • Experience in RFx processes such as request for proposal, request for information, request for quote and/or request for bid.

    Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications

  • MBA or master's degree in related discipline.

  • Professional certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM).

  • Proficiency in specific subcategory and supply chain programs, techniques, tools, concepts (including Total Cost of Ownership).

  • Working knowledge and understanding of procurement and work management systems.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Using Microsoft Office applications. Experience with inventory management.

  • Familiarity with contract redlines, supplier negotiation and RFx processes.

    Export Compliance/EEO

    This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

    Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Pinnacle West") maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law. For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster ( . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster ( .

    View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (

    Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.


    Flex Role:

    This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from:

    · APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

    · Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

    *Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.