The primary purpose of this role is to lead the Natural Gas Procurement function with approximately $600M spend under management with the objective of maximizing the value from third party suppliers. In doing so, the Director of Procurement, Natural Gas Business is tasked with interfacing with UGI Utility and Energy Service Leadership in understanding the business strategy and requirements from the Global Procurement function in service of delivering this strategy. This leader is tasked with becoming the trusted advisor of choice to all business stakeholders for supply side commercial support.
The Director of Procurement, Natural Gas Business will be a member of the Global Procurement team and ensure integration and alignment between the Business Unit and Procurement strategies and objectives. As the “Single Point of Contact” for Procurement for the Natural Gas Business, this role will manage communications to drive clarity in how to engage with Global Procurement and will act as an escalation point for any issues that cannot be resolved within the organization. With this responsibility, the “leveraged” parts of the Procurement Organization (i.e. Category Management, Center of Excellence) will have a matrix accountability to this role for delivery related to the Natural Gas Business. This leader will steward the Procurement Control and Contract Approval Strategy.
This role will work to develop the Procurement organization within her/his direct responsibility and support development of this within their matrix responsibility in order to meet the objective of becoming best in class.
Value delivered by this role, in collaboration with the business and global procurement will Example KPIs include: YoY Average Contract Safety Improvement, Percent projects delivered on time and within budget, Cost Savings (EBIT impacting, demand reduction and cost avoidance), Reduction in Supplier Defects. This role will be accountable for delivering the service agreement with the business, as well as managing their portion of the Global Procurement Budget.
Finally, this role will act as the supplier management executive for the Natural Gas Business, working in collaborate with Global Procurement in managing suppliers supporting multiple businesses and the single point for the procurement relationship for Natural Gas only supplier. It is critical that this role collaborate with business stakeholders as all critical supplier relationships will be managed jointly with the business.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs all procurement and sourcing activities for the Natural Gas Business. Acts as the local procurement leader in managing supplier relations.
Works with Category Management and the Procurement COE in developing sourcing plans
Manages business demand, helping to funnel sourcing and procurement activity to the right individual within procurement (in conjunction with the Procurement Policy
Leads negotiations with key suppliers local to the Natural Gas Develops strategic supplier partnerships/policies in accordance with the Procurement plan
With the global procurement team assures that maximum leverage is applied where possible for the enterprise
Responsible for the performance management (including goal/objective setting), development, training and education of all purchasing personnel within Natural Gas.
Extensive involvement in the development and implementation of the “Purchase to Pay” process.
Participates in the development of specifications for equipment (including vehicles), products or substitute materials.
Responsible for compliance with all procurement policies.
Develop an understanding of the external marketplace and conduct due diligence regarding prospective suppliers either directly or indirectly with the assistance of key stakeholders.
Develops a contract compliance process – assure compliance of contract agreements.
Responsible for the measurement and overall performance compliance of our key suppliers.
Interface with IT support team in the development of procurement system enhancements.
Manage any SOX compliance programs applicable to the procurement function.
Develop and manage department overhead expenses (budget).
Knowledge and Experience:
Procurement Professional – 10+ years of progressive procurement experience with history using relationship development to get significant cost reduction results.
Implementation of Strategic Sourcing Practices within mid to large scale construction projects is necessary
Working within a regulated environment is strong plus
Supply Chain – Expertise in supply chain methodology and practice.
Negotiator - Expertise in contract negotiation and contract management.
Procurement Systems - . Solid expertise implementing P2P systems such as Coupa, Ivalua or SAP Ariba. Experience with SAP Ariba is required.
Business experience – Prior experience in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain a plus
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or equivalent desirable.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 12138
About UGI Utilities Inc.
UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company. The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.
We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:
medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
401(k) matched savings plan
company stock purchase program
paid parental leave
paid volunteer time