The Director of Purchasing is responsible for coordination of Cooperative materials inventory activities and the purchasing of all materials, supplies, and equipment (office and field) following RUS and CFC requirements. As Director of Purchasing you are tasked with providing the most effective and efficient centralized purchasing by following the highest standards of professional conduct in all quotes, bids, and contract activities to maintain inventory levels and control.
Other essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating the purchase of all line materials, uniforms, office supplies, and small tools.
Purchasing all vehicles, construction equipment, and trailers, including but not limited to assisting in preparation of specifications and preparing and soliciting bids.
Planning, coordinating, and supervising the operation of the warehouse function.
Directing and evaluating the performance of all warehouse personnel.
Determining the method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
Reviewing requisitions and coordinating with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
Coordinating vendor demonstrations with appropriate cooperative personnel.
Reviewing bid proposals and negotiating contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
Preparing purchase orders or bid requests and approving invoices for payment.
Providing the Accounting Department with accurate records of all materials and supplies handled.
Coordinating the disposal of scrap materials in accordance with the Cooperative’s policy.
We offer a highly competitive salary and an unrivaled benefits package that includes retirement, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, HSA, HRA, and health, dental, and vision insurance. We are conveniently located on Highway 460, just a short distance from 360 and an easy drive from Chesterfield County.
You have sound knowledge of the RUS approved list of materials, uniform system of accounts, and construction specifications manual. You are a skilled negotiator and can obtain the best price with the best conditions for every item that is purchased. You possess a working knowledge of OSHA regulations as they relate to purchasing. You are adept at computer usage and fully comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook and Excel. Experience with NISC software is preferred, but not required.
This position requires an Associate’s Degree in business administration, procurement/purchasing, economics, accounting, or other related field. A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, procurement/purchasing, economics, accounting, or related field is desirable.
A minimum of five years’ experience in purchasing and/or inventory control is required.
Must be familiar with electric cooperative construction material units.
Must meet the physical demands of the job including the ability to lift and move items over 25 pounds.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
At Southside Electric Cooperative our Members are our priority, therefore, our field team are first responders when the lights go out. At Headquarters, it’s up to us to make sure they have exceptional support while they are working long hours in crisis situations. While it doesn’t happen often, we are always ready to roll up our sleeves and pitch in when it’s all hands-on deck, therefore, you must be able to report to work whenever needed.
Selected candidate must reside, or be willing to relocate to, within 60 minutes legal driving time to our headquarters office in Crewe, Virginia.
All completed SEC Applications for Employment must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, January 4, 2019. Please see detailed instructions below.
HOW TO APPLY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The required* SEC Application for Employment can be found on our website at sec.coop/careers. Completed applications and must be received by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, January 4, 2019. You may:
complete the SEC application on your computer, save, and click the Submit button at the end of the application to automatically email the application. (You will have an opportunity to attach other documents before sending.)
If you are unable to use the Submit button, please use any of the following three methods to relay your SEC Application for Employment and other documents:
bring your completed application to the Southside Electric Cooperative Headquarters Office located at 2000 W. Virginia Avenue, Crewe, VA.
We regret that we are unable to accept applications or resumes* by mail.
*ALL job seekers must complete the SEC Application for Employment in order to be considered. For additional instructions, please see our website at sec.coop/careers
Documents to establish identity and employment eligibility are required. Offers of employment are conditional upon a negative alcohol and controlled substance test.
Additional Salary Information: $78,520 minimum. Rate may be higher depending on level of experience. This is an exempt position.
Internal Number: 20190104
About Southside Electric Cooperative
SEC strives to provide safe, reliable electricity and related services at the highest value to our member-owners. We exist to enhance the quality of life of the communities in which we serve and live. We achieve this mission by our actions that demonstrate integrity, fiscal responsibility, member engagement, community involvement, and by living out the cooperative principles.
The relationship we have with the member-owners of SEC matters to us, and we work hard every day to prove this through our actions. We recognize that our member-owners expect to receive a quality of service which surpasses that typically associated with simply being a “customer” of an investor-owned utility.
Our four district offices are located in the areas where we serve, and our employees live in these areas as well. Our employees are very active in our communities and participate in a number of ways to improve the areas in which they live. SEC employees are active volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, first responders, youth sports coaches, and Sunday school teachers, to name a few. Making Southside Virginia a better place to live and work is very important to us. It is inherent in our mission as a cooperative and it is a commitment we make, not only to our members but to our co-workers and our families.