KCP & L Strategic Sourcing Consultant / Sr. in United States

Title: Strategic Sourcing Consultant / Sr.

Job Number: WES0050

JOB TITLE: Strategic Sourcing Consultant /Sr.
REQUISITON: WES0050
DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain Administration- Wolf Creek Nuclear Facility or Topeka GO
LOCATION: Burlington, KS

Topeka, KS

PAY RANGE:
Strategic Sourcing Consultant- $60,500(min) - $75,600 (mid)
Sr. Strategic Sourcing Consultant- $71, 200(min) - $88,900 (mid)

Scheduled Work Hours:This site works 4X10 Monday -Thursday.

Flexibility to work Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. (Other hours as required)


Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Strategic Sourcing Consultant is responsible for sourcing and contracting for the company’s most complex (highest-dollar, highest-risk, highest-visibility, mission-critical, multi-site and/or enterprise-wide) products and services, typically in support of designated customer groups or categories of spend in accordance with established policies and procedures.

The Strategic Sourcing Consultant will look for ways to continuously improve processes and ensure Supply Chain is a highly valued business partner.


This position specifically supports Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Center (WCNOC) in Burlington, KS. For a temporary amount of time, this position is required to have physical presence a minimum of three days per week at the WCNOC facility. The long-term vision is that this position will be able to support the WCNOC facility from Topeka, KS at the Topeka General Office.

Duties include but not limited to:
•Source/Direct negotiate “one-time” complex materials and services needs in a manner that supports business partner requirements and a long-term category strategy.
•Participate in cross-functional teams under the direction of the Strategic Sourcing Manager to source/negotiate and contract for products and services Develop RFPs consistent with needs of the business, using knowledge, analysis and strategies.

Serve as the single point of contact (customers and suppliers) during RFP process leading pre-bid meetings, responding to supplier inquiries, etc. Update stakeholders of project plans and status.

Identify potential suppliers (including diverse suppliers), evaluating qualifications and internal support for inclusion.

Lead cross-functional teams in developing evaluation criteria. Develop and execute negotiation strategy in collaboration with the strategic sourcing team

•Prepare commercial evaluation of proposals, analyzing pricing proposals, or working with analysts on evaluation of proposals involving high data volumes. Recommend award strategy.
•Develop contract documents consistent with Company policies and procedures which reflect negotiated agreement, reduce business and legal risk and capture desired long-term outcomes. Review contracts with stakeholders to explain and manage specific risks and assure agreement with proposed terms and conditions.
•Serve as the subject matter expert for assessing issues relating to completed contracts, analyzing requirements and options for resolution or referring as appropriate to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, Large Capital Project Sourcing Manager, Legal, etc.
•Serve as the initial contact for questions from suppliers and questions regarding executed contracts.

Respond or refer inquiries to the responsible sourcing personnel, as appropriate.




Qualifications:
Strategic Sourcing Consultant

Experience & Education Requirements:
Minimum of three years of progressively increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or Business Operations.

Experience in energy, utilities, manufacturing or construction industry would be preferred.


Specific Skills/Knowledge Requirements:
•Advanced knowledge of the role of sourcing and contracting in meeting company goals, and how Supply Chain creates value for the enterprise with a good understanding of defined strategies.
•Accomplished in application of risk assessment, procurement contracting provisions and contracting processes and how to leverage optimal outcomes with long-term best value results
•Strong negotiator with demonstrated ability to develop and execute/lead negotiations that generate economic value and reduce business and legal risk
•Skilled multi-tasker able to prioritize, address and advance multiple sourcing events and issues concurrently in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to assess, negotiate and resolve complex issues, optimizing outcomes
•Advanced ability to measure, assess and report outcomes
•Demonstrated ability to execute multiple complex, high-dollar, high-visibility, high risk, mission critical or other highly significant sourcing and contracting events concurrently in a matrix organization
•Advanced financial and analytical skills, oral and written communication, interpersonal and influence skills
•Skilled in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and PowerPoint; working knowledge of PeopleSoft or other Supply Chain Management/ERP software


Sr Strategic Sourcing Consultant

Experience & Education Requirements:
Minimum five years of progressively increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or Business Operations.

Experience in energy, utilities, manufacturing or construction industry would be preferred.


Specific Skills/Knowledge Requirements:
•Expert knowledge of the role of sourcing and contracting in meeting company goals, and how Supply Chain creates value for the enterprise with a good understanding of defined strategies.
•Expert in risk assessment, procurement contracting provisions and contracting processes and how to leverage optimal outcomes with long-term best value results
•Expert negotiator with demonstrated ability to develop and execute/lead negotiations that generate economic value and reduce business and legal risk
•Skilled multi-tasker able to prioritize, address and advance multiple sourcing events and issues concurrently in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to assess, negotiate and resolve complex issues, optimizing outcomes
•Advanced ability to measure, assess and report outcomes
•Demonstrated ability to execute multiple complex, high-dollar, high-visibility, high risk, mission critical or other highly significant sourcing and contracting events concurrently in a matrix organization
•Advanced financial and analytical skills, oral and written communication, interpersonal and influence skills
•Skilled in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and PowerPoint; working knowledge of PeopleSoft or other Supply Chain Management/ERP software