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Avangrid Sourcing Manager in Portland, Oregon

Sourcing Manager

Company: PPM TECHNICAL SERVICES, I

Location:

Portland, OR, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)

Purpose

Sourcing Managers develop and implement sourcing strategies for assigned categories and suppliers to enable cost-competitive operation of Avangrid Renewables’ 7 GW plus US wind turbine fleet. Categories include all services and associated materials to support Avangrid’s self-performed maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead identification and qualification of sources of supply for services including: substation and high voltage system services, cranes, inspections, and up tower and down tower turbine repairs.

  • Identify and qualify suppliers. Understand supplier capabilities and limitations.

  • Leverage market trends to drive efficiencies.

  • Help to establish a database of suppliers and their qualifications.

  • Work with Engineering to develop and refine technical specifications to ensure that the specification meets all requirements from the field and that bidders understand those requirements.

  • Synthesize requirements in scopes of work and pricing templates for bid packages. Works with plants to refine requirements.

  • Manage risk and improve leverage by implementing multiple sources of supply.

  • Work with Corporate Procurement to publish and evaluate requests for proposals consistent with Company policies.

  • Negotiate and benchmark terms and pricing with new and existing suppliers. Finalize contracts including performance requirements, such as safety and liquidated damages.

  • Manage and improve supplier performance and relationships. Anticipate and resolve any quality issues or risks.

  • Ensure all relevant internal controls are followed and develop new controls as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering.

  • Fluent in reading and interpreting technical documents, drawings and specifications. Prior experience and knowledge of wind and solar power generation desirable.

  • 5 years supplier management experience: including qualifying suppliers, negotiating pricing and administering contracts, managing supplier quality, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience identifying and qualifying alternative and new sources of supply.

  • Self starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives in a matrixed organization.

  • Excellent analytical, project management, presentation, negotiation, and communication skills.

  • Strong understanding of SAP software, Ariba, and Purchasing Workflows

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Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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