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American Water Sr. Procurement Specialist (Construction) - 106363-7893 in Belleville, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/jobs/12033303 Requisition ID: 106363

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People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water\'s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company\'s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest \$30 to \$34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron\'s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency\'s WaterSense Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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The successful candidate of the Senior Procurement Specialist - Construction will have experience working with Engineers to secure construction services for capital projects ranging in value from \$5M to \$150M. This position is expected to lead a project team through the sourcing, negotiation, and contract award process in support of the overall company capital plan. Seeking a talented individual with construction procurement experience who understands how to source, negotiate, and contract using various construction delivery models which drive to the lowest total cost of ownership. This position is preferred to sit in the Belleville, IL office, but we can consider other Illinois American Water offices for the successful candidate\'s reporting location.

Primary Role

The Senior Procurement Specialist manages the sourcing of goods, services, and projects while continuously identifying and implementing opportunities to lower total cost of ownership. This position performs services on high level capital and expense categories or may manage a category of goods and services spend between \$50M and \$150M per year. This position is expected to make a contribution to meeting company total cost of ownership reduction goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare bid packages, statement of work documents, and requests (RFP/RFI) according to pecifications and business requirements while supporting business with all commercial needs including dispute resolution and contract interpretation.
  • Build, lead, and maintain development of sourcing strategies from project identification through close-out including alternative sourcing options.
  • Build and maintain Supplier/Contractor relationships with the objective of reducing total costs, increasing productivity, and eliminating inefficiencies in the supply chain.
  • Lead cross functional teams to develop and implement category and supplier initiatives resulting in process efficiencies, total cost of ownership (TCO) savings in line with business goals.
  • Drive use of spend analytics and market research in order to develop profiles for assigned category(s).
  • Drive development of KPI\'s for both supplier and category performance while using subject matter expertise and supplier industry knowledge to establish \"should cost\" models, identify opportunities, and drive supplier negotiations.
  • Drive collaborative relationships with business, state leadership and business operations management in order to gather feedback, understand issues, recognize opportunities, and influence category strategies.

Knowledge/Skills

Analytical problem solving sk

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