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Avangrid Supervisor - Inventory Planning in Portland, Oregon

Supervisor - Inventory Planning

Company: PPM TECHNICAL SERVICES, I

Location:

Portland, OR, US

Company

Company

Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

Purpose

The Avangrid Renewables Inventory Planning Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of the demand forecasting, supply planning and purchase order placement processes for materials required to support Avangrid’s US Commercial Operations at over 60 US Sites with a capacity of 6+ GW. In this role the Inventory Planning Supervisor will set the objectives and guidelines for the Inventory Planning Specialists, monitor the performance of the team and suppliers while driving strategic supplier facing initiatives.

Responsibilities

• Supervision of Inventory Planning Team.

• Overall accountability and leadership of quarterly forecasting process for 750+ SKU’s with a focus on improved availability and increased inventory turns. Make recommendations to update forecasting models based on operating experience to optimize inventory levels.

• Leadership and mentoring of staff on forecasting material process and requirements in support of fleet and translating that to an executable materials requirement plan in SAP.

• Oversee quarterly inventory obsolescence process and coordinate team activities around tactical initiatives to dispose of surplus and obsolete materials.

• Set, deploy and monitor KPI’s for the planning team.

• Overall accountability and leadership on tactical supplier management utilizing operational KPI’s

• Ensures team initiates purchase requisitions and places purchase orders following Company Policy utilizing the ERP system for assigned materials from the lowest cost approved source.

• Monitoring and tracking of all open material purchase orders of the team with suppliers and coordination with internal customers, including:

o Resolving delivery quality or performance issues with suppliers.

o Processing of return materials.

o Resolving invoice issues with suppliers.

o Collaborate with internal customers and suppliers to improve supplier performance.

o Updating of re-order points and quantities when required.

o Support warehouse audits following Company Policy to ensure inventory accuracy.

• Travel as required (15%)

Required Qualifications:

• Two years of relevant supervisory experience of professional staff and supplier relationships. Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop staff and suppliers.

• Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Proven track record developing, maintaining and optimizing demand forecasting models

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in purchasing and inventory functions.

• Experience in with ERP systems (preferably SAP), especially materials requirements planning (MRP).

• Understanding of supply chain for an operations group.

• Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills to support customer requirements.

• Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional teams. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work independently.

• Proficiency with MS office.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

Skills and Requirements

• Two years of relevant supervisory experience of professional staff and supplier relationships. Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop staff and suppliers.

• Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Proven track record developing, maintaining and optimizing demand forecasting models

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in purchasing and inventory functions.

• Experience in with ERP systems (preferably SAP), especially materials requirements planning (MRP).

• Understanding of supply chain for an operations group.

• Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills to support customer requirements.

• Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional teams. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work independently.

• Proficiency with MS office.

Our Selection Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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