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 pension plan, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, HSA, HRA, and health, dental, and vision insurance.
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.
Associates Degree or demonstrated related experience in lieu of preferred level of education
Five years or more experience in purchasing and/or inventory control is required.
Familiarity with electric cooperative construction material units is preferred.
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 regardless of weather conditions.
Selected candidate must reside, or be willing to relocate to, within 60 minutes legal driving time to our headquarters office in Crewe, Virginia.
HOW TO APPLY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The required* SEC Application for Employment and instructions for application can be found on our website at sec.coop/careers. Completed applications and must be received by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, March 1, 2019.
Applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, or disability.
SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
NO RECRUITERS OR AGENCIES
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: $78K to $83K. May be higher based on relevant and demonstrated experience within a utility cooperative environment. This is an exempt position. Relocation assistance available to fully qualified candidates only.
Internal Number: 20190301
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.