Procurement Specialist (ESC) DCPP- Avila Beach, CA

Avila Beach, California
28 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Generation Supply Chain at Diablo Canyon Power Plant's (DCPP) is responsible for all Supply Chain activities that directly support the operation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. This includes procurement of materials and services, inventory management and warehousing.

Position Summary

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining. Salary range is $68,136 (min) to $101,568 (max).

This position is primarily responsible for:
- the procurement of services which includes preparing, issuing and administrating Contracts, Master Agreements, CWA's and/or Purchase Orders for services in accordance with company procedures and policies.
- preparing and administering requests for proposal and requests for information and managing bid events.
- contract administration
- supplier performance management, compliance management, and management of the procure to pay cycle.
- personal interface with and consulting support of client line of business personnel, including officers.

Travel is estimated to be about 10% of the time with some overnight stays.

To obtain and maintain employment at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check for unescorted access to the plant, psychological screen, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.


-3 years' experience in supply chain if PG&E or 4 years' experience in the same field from another company.

-A 2-year AA Degree in Business or closely related discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US.
-Possess one of the following Professional Industry Certifications:
-ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
-ISM Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
-APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
-APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
-NCMA Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)


Knowledge / Abilities
-Ability to work with both internal and external customers/clients.
-Strong communications and analytical skills.
-Business computer skills such as Microsoft Office Suite Programs (emphasis on Excel, Word, and MS Project), SAP Financials and Work Management modules.
-Knowledge of and experience with DCPP procurement procedures.
-Uses independent judgment in selecting and applying procurement methods and techniques to determine cost-effective and practical solutions.
-Proficient in SAP and procurement of services and materials.
-Proficient and knowledgeable of Company supplier diversity program.

-Identify and select potential suppliers using market data, qualified suppliers list, and qualitative and quantitative analysis, plant requirements and potential diverse suppliers.
-Seek out and develop Women, Minority, and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (WMDVBEs) to meet or exceed supplier diversity goals.
-Develop requests for information and requests for proposals.
-Analyze supplier proposals and identify potential cost savings, spend reduction,supplier consolidation and standardization opportunities.
-Prepare bid analysis criteria and bid evaluations utilizing standalone materials and Company online resources, e.g. Power Advocate.
-Contract management
-Supplier performance management, compliance management, and management of the procure to pay cycle.
-Perform spend analysis, needs assessment, benchmarking and business case for sourced materials.
-Conduct contract negotiations.
-Use independent judgment in selecting and applying procurement methods and techniques to determine cost effective and practical solutions.
-Review procurement documents for compliance with state and federal laws, e.g. Sarbanes Oxley, and good business practices.

-Purchase goods (materials) and services in accordance with Company procedures and policies.
-Process documents in SAP, e.g. purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order changes, and outline agreements.
-Administer open purchase orders including monitoring of delivery dates and coordination with Line of Business (LOB) to include Maintenance, Engineering, Operations, and Technical Coordinators on technical issues. -Coordination of material delivery to include the expediting of the materials from the supplier, logistics management, delivery requirement validation with the requesting organization, and communication with LOB.
-Manage blocked invoices in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract and/or purchase order, coordinate with suppliers and accounts payable as needed.
-Create, negotiate, and manage master agreement contracts.
-Create and manage outline agreements in SAP.
-Create and manage other SAP procurement master data to facilitate automatic purchase order and related business processes.

Supplier Management
-Develop and sustain mutually beneficial strategic relationships with suppliers.
-Develop and review supplier performance -Work with suppliers to implement continuous cost and quality improvements.
-May participate in an assigned Emergency Response Organization position (may be part of an on-call duty team)