Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Procurement Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Procurement Specialist
Job Type: Supply Chain/Procurement/Inventory Management
Pay Range $83,500 to $98,300
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/12/22
Senior Procurement Specialist
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. 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).
Why Should You Join Our Team?
Our Procurement Services group is seeking three (3) Senior Procurement Specialists to support our strategic sourcing efforts, timing, and impact of contracting and purchasing functions. Our team is responsible for managing and renewing contracts, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Statements of Work (SOWs), and working with suppliers to negotiate terms on acquiring essential technology, construction, and direct categories for products and services to support the success of Colorado Springs Utilities. In this role, you will be directly responsible for complex high-risk, and high-visibility contracts. You will also analyze complex and unique contract requirements, special provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and municipal laws and regulations.
Please note that this position offers flexible scheduling after the probationary period (e.g., the option to work 9-hour days, with every other Friday off - or a hybrid work schedule, which is a pre-determined blend of working from home and in the office).
How Will You Make an Impact?
Negotiating goods and service contracts to include task orders, rental agreements, furnish and install, professional services, and consulting engagements in support of a wide range of projects with strategic impact
Mitigating organizational risk through developing recommendations for procurement strategies, timing, and impact of contracting and purchasing functions in collaboration with strategic sourcing team members
Managing complex, high-dollar, high risk, and high visibility solicitations and leading the sourcing process
Working with stakeholders to ensure the selection of best-value suppliers through fair and ethical solicitation practices
Analyzing and interpreting complex contractual issues to develop and implement improvements in contracting, sourcing, cost-savings, and procurement policies, processes, and legal practices
Who You Are
Relevant and progressively responsible experience with strategic sourcing, contracting, and negotiations, preferably in a Utility, Construction, Information Technology, or Supply Chain context
Knowledge of municipal (local or state) procurement policies and practices is valued, along with either Information Technology, Construction, or Supply Chain contracting
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field is valued
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 $10.30 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 preventive care covered at 100%
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 – 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
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
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.
For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm
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Job Type: Supply Chain/Procurement/Inventory Management