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Colorado Springs Utilities Procurement Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Procurement Manager

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $153,753 to $160,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 3/6/23

Procurement Manager

Colorado Springs Utilities is actively seeking a leader to fill the role of Procurement Manager . In this role, you will lead a team of 17 procurement professionals, and provide strategic leadership, direction, and management to ensure the reliable supply of goods and services. As we pursue the new P2P platform with Infor, you will be responsible for ensuring we implement and utilize tools such as supplier punchouts, internal catalogs, EDI, and 2-way and 3-way matching. If you are a procurement leader, skilled in raising the bar on strategic sourcing methodologies, reporting, governance, knowledge management, communication, processes, systems, and tools, we want to hear from you! In this position, you will share and implement sourcing and procurement best practices, working closely with the Supply Chain team on organizational strategy and design while leading the talent and capability development of the team.

Key Elements of the Role:

  • Act as the single point of contact in providing leadership to the Procurement function for the enterprise. To understand best practices in the sourcing function and to develop a strategy to implement these

  • Organizational development

  • Support, guide and influence the organization to realize the maximum value from the function; deal with barriers and challenges in a proactive manner driven by delivering the best value to the community

  • Analyze spending in the enterprise so that a pipeline of sourcing projects can be created and delivered

  • Provide mentoring and counseling to the procurement function in the specific sourcing expertise

  • Act as the accountable point of contact between CSU and key suppliers. To develop sourcing plans and to lead or supervise negotiations on behalf of all CSU groups to maximize leverage through the aggregation of spending in full consultation with all participating groups

  • Establish the lowest total cost of acquisition through negotiation of all supply parameters including Terms of Payments, Vendor Managed Inventory (where appropriate), as well as opportunities for reducing cost through supply chain integration e.g. forecasting and e-commerce

  • Seek to establish and maintain an audit function with appropriate escalation for suppliers in the event of non-conformance to agreed standards and incorporate performance criteria into the annual negotiation

*This job is eligible for relocation assistance

Who you are… a highly qualified candidate will offer a bachelor’s degree in business administration, purchasing, logistics, supply chain management, or a related field; (MBA Preferred). Academic credentials in conjunction with ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience, five (5) or more years in a senior management or executive level, and 15 to 20 years of strategic sourcing experience. Additionally, be an excellent diplomatic communicator and negotiator, and possess exceptional skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Web-based communication tools. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with certifications such as CPP, CPM, or CPSM. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system experience such as Oracle or SAP is required, as well as advanced knowledge and practice using eSourcing tools.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 92Z, 90A, 920A, 920B 21S1, 23S1, 23S2, 2S051, 30C0 LS 401, 402, 6601

What will this opportunity offer… This job will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries, build relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders, and work with a team that prides itself on keeping customers first. In addition, we are striving to ensure that we have “Best In Class” Procurement practices leveraging technology to its fullest.

Who We Are... Colorado Springs Utilities is one of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation, providing water, wastewater, electric, and natural gas services to 500,000 residents in the Pikes Peak region. Our work culture is dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy, and we are a national leader in reliability, with power on an average of 99.991% of the time. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association, for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the nation’s 2,000+ public utilities.

Additionally, Colorado Springs Utilities gives back: Employees, their families, and friends volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year on community projects.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2021) and on the Forbes 2021 list for “Most Desirable Mid-Sized Employers.” Live and Work in Colorado Springs!

Our Commitment to our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible

  • Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Supervisor/Manager