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Manager, Supply Chain
Title:Manager, Supply Chain
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Location:Tahoe Vista, CA
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:96148

Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance. We currently have a Manager, Supply Chain position open based at one of our Lake Tahoe, California office locations.

Job Functions
  • Accountable for planning, executing and controlling all of the procurement, warehousing, fleet, facilities activities for their assigned operations.  This includes analyzing current procurement processes, identifying gaps and developing and executing a procurement strategy focused on significantly reducing costs, while maximizing efficiency.  Responsible for negotiating and executing agreements that support the operational and corporate objectives of the organization.  Supervises others in providing the appropriate direction  required to meet the demands of the local operations.
  • Leads, negotiates and manages regional initiatives; execute or coordinate Corporate initiatives. Sources and evaluates suppliers, negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers, and prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of operation materials, office supplies, equipments, inventory items,services and supplies for customer-related business processes or for internal use as a generalist or in a combination.
  • Develops and implements strategies for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, quality improvements and process efficiencies; Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy, and discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers and negotiates refunds; analyze relevant data and prepare reports.
  • Coach and Develop direct reports with regular performance reviews related to SMART goal setting and achievement.
  • Responsible for assessing quality and risks for procurement and fleet function and contracts for potential acquisition targets; for completed acquisitions, lead the efforts to integrate procurement/fleet functions into the company's existing structure.
  • Prepare annual planning and budgets; provide assistance and input into capital and operating budgets and forecasts after each quarter for operating groups.
  • Accountable for managing the maintenance of stock inventory of all material stock, stock requisitions, returns, etc.; Conducts physical inventory counts and reconciles results with inventory records; Ensure inventories are secure, properly identified and readily accessible to authorized personnel; Conducts analyses of inventory levels, and coordinates with production and sales requirements.
  • Be responsible for the Purchasing, Materials Management, Fleet and Facilities activities within a particular region.
  • Responsible for performing and assigning tasks to employees to ensure compliance with these activities.
  • Assists the Regional Director in the execution of the strategic plan.
  • Support company-wide initiatives by providing inputs as well as supporting the implementation process.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain strongly preferred.
  • Candidates who have a demonstrated  track record in the Supply Chain field through work experience, or have applicable work experience and hold a recognized Supply Chain certificate (e.g. CPSM from the Institute of Supply Management) will also be considered.
  • Previous experience in the utility industry is preferred.
  • 5-10 years experience in supply chain.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office software, in particular PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with ERP software is desirable.
  • General office equipment competency.
  • Strong multi-tasking capabilities, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to think both tactically and strategically.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a complex environment comprised of both domestic and off-shore suppliers.
  • Exceptional time management skills.
  • Strong people leadership skills and adaptable to change.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in a dynamic environment.
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks.
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win, self-starter with ability to problem solve, anticipate and avoid issues.
  • Strong attention to detail, hands-on and strive to execute.
  • Interfaces with wide array of individuals, able to influence.
  • Desired experience working with Supplier Diversity programs and understanding how to develop supplier diversity support within the Supply Chain.
  • Position based at one of the Lake Tahoe, California office locations.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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