Contract Agent II

Full-time
San Diego Gas & Electric
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Description
Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

 

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

 

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

 

For more information, visit SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.

 

Primary Purpose:

 

Executes contract related activities and processes associated with the procurement of medium level risk/dollar value contracts goods and services. Reports to a Supply Operations Team Lead. Requires collaboration with Business Unit managers and support staff, as well as the ability to provide expertise on cross-functional teams within Supply Management and throughout the organization. Prepares contract-related documents such as master agreements, stand-alone agreements, assignment agreements, contract amendments, change orders and contract release orders. Reviews and processes requisitions, develops and executes requests for price quotations or comprehensive proposals, leads negotiations and drafts contracts for medium to high level materials and services not directly managed by the category management portfolio teams. Responsible for ensuring alignment with category management efforts and communicating procurement opportunities to the appropriate Portfolio Manager or Category Manager when they are identified.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and executes purchasing process for medium level risk / dollar value contracts for material and/or services within the Supply Operations team area of responsibility. Integrates client requirements into the contracting and sourcing processes. Prepares contract-related documents such as master agreements, stand-alone agreements, assignment agreements, contract amendments, change orders and contract release orders. Receives requisitions, develops and executes requests for price quotations/proposals, leads negotiations and drafts contracts for medium size value materials and services not directly managed by the category management portfolio teams. Works with internal support organizations including Business Units, Legal Counsel, Accounts Payable, and Risk Management as needed.
  • Assists with development and implementation of purchasing strategies for materials and/or services assigned that meet company requirements. Secures reliable, cost effective sources for materials and/or services.
  • Supports or leads special projects as directed by the Supply Operations Team Lead or Supply Operations Manager to identify and implement cost savings programs. Works on cross-functional teams to develop strategies to add value through Supply Management led projects.
  • Conducts training formally through training settings and informally through ongoing contact in proper contract management and administration policies and procedures. Ensures client compliance with appropriate procurement policies and procedures, standards for ethical behavior, and accounting policies. May assist in training and guidance of lower level staff in the Supply Operations team to ensure they understand processes and procedures.
  • Participates on category management cross-functional teams, bringing knowledge of customer needs, supplier capabilities or performance, and performance improvement ideas.
  • Meets with internal clients on a regular basis to understand client needs and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Maintains records to demonstrate that proper protocol was followed in the sourcing and contracting processes and in the implementation of the supplier relationship.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferably in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, related field or equivalent experience/training.
  • 2-4 years – Directly relevant experience, preferably in materials and/or services contract formation and purchasing experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contracting and supply management principles.
  • Intermediate negotiation capabilities.
  • Persuasive communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of contract management and/or accounting systems.
  • A demonstrated ability to attain skill development in addition to work duties. Professional Certification, such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is desired.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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