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Procurement Contract Manager

Company: Puget Sound Energy
Location: Bothell
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you! With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.PSE's Safety & Corp Shared Svcs team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Procurement Contract Manager position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.Job DescriptionBe a part of PSE's Procurement Transformation! We're sharpening our focus to deliver greater value to PSE and our customers by investing in our people, processes, and technology to innovate and provide proactive solutions, and we're looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Procurement Contract Manager position. This person will advise internal partners in contract management and compliance consistent with corporate policies and risk management. If these key pillars of our value proposition appeal to you, we want to meet you!

  • Partner with internal stakeholders as a trusted advisor to create strategic contracting strategies to best meet evolving business needs.
  • Ensure benefits realization through contracting best practices, risk mitigation, and payment optimization.
  • Develop collaborative supplier relationships to deliver sustainable value through cost savings, performance management, and contract compliance.
  • Utilize best in class tools and technology to build insight and facilitate efficient processes.
  • Promote and support a culture of total safety.Job ResponsibilitiesJob Responsibilities
    • Work with internal business partners to draft, redline, negotiate, and execute various types of contracts for the purchase of materials and services; provide interpretation, review, and management of agreements.
    • Liaise with various internal stakeholders, e.g., Legal, Finance, Risk departments.
    • Assist in resolution of contract performance issues with suppliers and affected internal customers; facilitate timely resolution to minimize impact of disruptions.
    • Drive consistency in contracting; identify opportunities to standardize or improve templates and processes.
    • Utilize Contract Management technology to manage the end-to-end contract lifecycle.Minimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in supply management, business administration, or other related field; equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
      • 3-5+ years of experience in Procurement, Contract Administration/Management, or a related field.
      • Working knowledge of contracting concepts and commercial law.
      • Strong drafting and negotiation skills, and demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
      • Strong ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risk.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in presenting complex topics in an effective and concise manner to broad-based audiences including various levels of management.
      • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively, both as a team member and independently.
      • Excellent customer service, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
      • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
      • Demonstrated ability to influence without positional authority.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.Desired Qualifications
        • Desired Qualifications
        • Familiarity with eProcurement Source-to-Pay tools desirable (Ariba, SAP)
        • Understanding of procurement governance, processes and policies
        • Strong analytical and interpretive skills to recognize, comprehend, and assess data, complex issues, and industry information.Additional InformationFamilies and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.
          At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.
          Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.
          Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

Keywords: Puget Sound Energy, Seattle , Procurement Contract Manager, Executive , Bothell, Washington

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