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General Description

This role is an individual contributor role with responsibilities, including:

  • STRATEGIC SOURCING AND PROCURMENT STRATEGIES: Spearhead strategic sourcing strategies and activities, including sourcing, contracting and developing procurement execution strategy within the Procurement Group in support of QISG and other Quanta Services lines of business; as required,
  • COMMODITY SOURCING STRATEGY: Sourcing Strategy: Creates commodity specific sourcing strategies to optimize supplier base, diversity spend and total cost of ownership. Supports overall Company Portfolio Management Process in the development of long-term strategies. Conducts spend analysis, needs assessment and business case development. Identifies potential cost savings, spend reduction, supplier consolidation and standardization opportunities. Maintains industry and market awareness trends
  • SUPPLIER SELECTION AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT: Strategic Sourcing: Leads cross-functional team through sourcing seven-step process. Responsible for working with QISG and other Quanta Service Operating Unit subject matter specialists to gather and assess business requirements. Leads supplier selection and recommendation activities including qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long and short lists, RFI and RFP development and analysis. Lead for development and execution of negotiations. Secure and ensure implementation of contracts. Develops a category implementation plan including approved benefits targets.
  • CATEGORY MANAGEMENT: Work with suppliers to implement continuous cost and quality improvements. Responsible for communications to customer and for customer satisfaction, including monitoring and reporting metrics. Develop and review performance data with suppliers. Address and resolve escalated issues. Responsible for achievement of category implementation plan targets.


  • Reports to Director of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management
  • Supports the Transmission and Distribution Structures (Lattice, Tubular) Category
  • Works with many Internal Stakeholders, external third parties, and the Supply Chain Team and continuously seeks to improve value delivery through a framework of Category Management.
  • Ensures that Supply Chain is perceived as a positive, significant, and value adding integral partner to QISG
  • Manages assigned categories to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit to the business, supported by category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Executes strategic sourcing processes for assigned categories from market intelligence, business base-case and development of scope to commercial negotiations, supplier selection and contract execution.
  • Develops category plans and strategies
  • Conducts ongoing market analysis and leverages supply chain knowledge to understand and articulate market trends and spend analytics Execute sourcing initiatives that are aligned to business objectives and deliver value
  • Conducts economic analysis, cost modeling, TCO analysis in support of assigned strategic sourcing events & bid evaluation. Develops credible business case for sourcing initiatives, supported by market data, commercial objectivity and relevant business and technical factors
  • Works with site stakeholders to understand the demand/spend profile of assigned category and sub-category risks and business requirements for category plans and sourcing projects and continuously communicates to and aligns with stakeholders, on category initiatives changes and status updates, including implementation plans and category metrics
  • Actively seeks and identifies opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction, within their assigned categories of spend
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures
  • Performs special projects and completes other duties as assigned or requested

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field
  • 5 or more years direct experience with working procurement knowledge (technical and/or commercial) and/or 10 or more years of progressively responsible procurement, supply chain, commercial, contract development, contract management or related field
  • 3 or more year working directly with Transmission and Distribution Structures (Lattice, Tubular); Engineering, Sales, or Procurement/Supply Chain Role.
  • 3 or more years of Category Management and/or Strategic Sourcing
  • 3 or more years of critical analysis and evaluation of data, financials, and/or market intelligence

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Baseline capabilities: Negotiations and strategic sourcing experience. Understanding of procurement processes, policies and procedures. In-depth understanding of specific commodity and market (related to the 3 areas above) Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Capable of managing both the big picture and the necessary supporting detail. Experience with sourcing and implementing Transmission and Distribution construction materials for the Utility Industry
  • Extensive knowledge of Category Management and Strategic Sourcing processes, procedures, practices & techniques
  • Deep Technical and commercial knowledge and understanding of assigned categories


  • Business Acumen
  • Category Planning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Influencing
  • Market Research
  • Negotiating
  • Relationship Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Supplier Sourcing

Travel Requirements

  • Travel: Yes
  • Percent of Time: Up to 25%

Last Updated: May 11, 2023

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