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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Technology or Construction) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Technology or Construction)

Job Type: Supply Chain/Procurement/Inventory Management

Pay Range $83,500 to $98,300

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 6/13/22

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

(Technology or Construction)

Please note that the professional experience and background of the selected candidate will determine placement into our Procurement Services team’s Technology OR Construction & Engineering function.

Who We Are

  • One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)

  • A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)

  • Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Substantial employee pension plan through Colorado PERA

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the second most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

Why Should You Join Our Team?

Our Procurement Services team is responsible for managing and renewing contracts, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Invitation for Bids (IFBs), Statements of Work (SOWs), and working with suppliers to negotiate contract terms on acquiring essential products and services to support the success of Colorado Springs Utilities. We are seeking Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialists to support our strategic sourcing efforts, timing, and impact of contracting and purchasing functions – for technology solutions and construction and engineering services. In this role, you will leverage your strategic sourcing, contracting, and negotiating skills while analyzing complex and unique contract requirements, special provisions, and legal terms and conditions to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and municipal laws and regulations.

Please note that this position offers flexible scheduling after the six-month probationary period (e.g., the option to work 9-hour days, with every other Friday off - or a hybrid work schedule of 2 days at home and 3 days at the office per week).

How Will You Make an Impact?

  • Negotiating contracts for technology solutions OR construction and engineering services in support of a wide range of projects with strategic impact

  • Managing complex, high-dollar, high risk, and high visibility solicitations (e.g., RFPs, RFIs, IFBs) and leading the sourcing process

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure the selection of best-value suppliers through fair and ethical solicitation practices

  • Providing a high level of service by engaging with internal stakeholders through collaboration, training, and providing guidance regarding advanced sourcing, supplier management, and risk mitigation

  • Effectively collaborating with external stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of a good or service through strong communication methods and coordination between all parties

  • Mitigating organizational risk through developing recommendations regarding appropriate procurement strategies, timing, and impact of contracting

  • 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 with technology solutions OR construction and engineering services

  • Familiarity with negotiation, contract management, analysis, and understanding of complex SOWs, Task Orders, Amendments, legal terms and conditions, and other contractual methods for managing projects

  • Ability to develop SOWs and contractual language addressing technology OR construction and engineering requirements is valued

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders throughout the organization

  • Knowledge of municipal (local or state) procurement policies and practices is valued

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Contract Management, Purchasing 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/

ATTENTION :

  • 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

Accessibility Accommodations . If you are an individual with a disability or disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at accessibility@csu.org or by calling 719-668-7500. This option is reserved for individuals who are unable to use or require assistance with the online tools as the result of a disability and is not intended for other purposes.

E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Have a question? If you have a question about a position or need assistance from a recruiter, email us at csurecruiting@csu.org or call 719-668-7500.

Job Type: Supply Chain/Procurement/Inventory Management

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