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11Sep

Sourcing Relationship Manager (may be filled at Senior level)

Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, are a strategic thinker, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy!

 
What sets us apart?
 
  • Excellent pay and benefits
  • A commitment to career growth and development
  • A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities

Bring your strategic supply chain experience and explore our opportunity for a Sourcing Relationship Manager in our Supply Chain Support Services Department.  This position may be filled at the higher Senior Sourcing Relationship Manager position.  The position may be located in Cedar Rapids, IA, Dubuque, IA, or Madison, WI.   We are seeking candidates with strong supply chain experience, strong strategic thinking skills, and the ability to cultivate strong relationships. 

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.
*Job Responsibilities :
  • Support supply chain relationship, resource and portfolio management functions.
  • Issue and evaluate strategic Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), and Request for Quote (RFQ).
  • Support a program to evaluate new and existing suppliers as well as their products and services to create synergy across business organizations.
  • Develop strategic portfolio management plans to drive value creation both through decreasing costs (via improved vendor selection and management, as well as process efficiencies)  and increasing top-line revenue.
  • Work on cross-functional teams in order to effectively engage key stakeholders to best advance supply chain initiatives that support the company’s strategic objectives.Facilitates routine business review meetings with business units and key suppliers.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic plans for ongoing business unit sourcing and operational needs.
*Job Qualifications :
Educational Requirements - both levels
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Purchasing or Supply Chain

Experience Requirement - Sourcing Relationship Manager
5 years of related experience in purchasing or supply chain.  In the absence of a degree, 9 years of related experience is required.

Experience Requirement - Senior Sourcing Relationship Manager
7 years of related experience in purchasing or supply chain.  In the absence of a degree, 11 years of related experience is required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements - both levels
  • Demonstrated cross-functional team work experience, including the ability to track and report project status from start to finish, as well as the ability to gain trust and confidence of internal and external personnel.
  • Persuasive communication skills (oral and written), with an ability to communicate to senior executives within business unit organizations.
  • Ability to drive collaborative projects with suppliers to deliver value, efficiencies and/or improvements in safety and quality.
  • Strong analytic, negotiation, and problem solving skills.
  • Experience handling multiple high-profile projects simultaneously and ability to take ownership of assigned projects.
  • Demonstrate established proficiency utilizing evolving technological tools to streamline daily tasks and communications.
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.

Preferred Candidates Will Have
  • Strong experience executing strategic sourcing events
  • Strong experience building relationships
  • Experience with service contracts, such as construction projects will be beneficial.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation preferred

*NOTE:  All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at www.alliantenergy.com/careers

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Job Details

Req Num 3768BR
ID 536467
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA
Positions 1
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Management/Executive
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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