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MidAmerican Energy Company Procurement and Contract Specialist/Sr Procurement and Contract Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

This is a multi-level posting. Candidates may be considered for any of the posted levels, depending on their level of experience and depth of expertise.

The Procurement and Contract Specialist role is responsible for the sourcing, of materials, equipment and services through the RFP process, including bidding and contract execution. The Procurement and Contract Specialist manages the review of requirements, gathering, tendering, structured evaluation process, pricing, and award of contract including contract negotiations, amendments and final execution. This position requires strong communication and customer service skills to facilitate communication and build relationships with business units, and suppliers.

Typical Duties

Review business units scope documents and initiates requests for proposals. Good understanding of business unit material, equipment and service requirements and scope documents. Utilizes tendering software to load event documents, communication through bid event with suppliers. Provides analysis of supplier proposals, total cost modeling, and recommendation for award in conjunction with business unit. (25%)

Demonstrates entry level knowledge of general contract terms including writing contracts and negotiating skills; excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills; good understanding of general legal issues; and successfully partners with internal business stakeholders to implement contracts to help manage Company risk. (15%)

Prioritizes requisitions to ensure equipment, material and services are obtained in a timely fashion with an emphasis on quality, cost and availability. Independently analyzes complex purchase requisitions and determines trends which could potentially lead to improved processes. Issues purchase orders in accordance with company policies and procedures. (35%)

Adhere to procurement policy and procedures including reports review and accuracy for compliance and auditing. (15%)

Work in conjunction with Business unit and Sr Procurement and Contract Specialists to participate in meetings and resolve contractual or performance problems with suppliers. (5%)

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (5%)

Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, or related field (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor’s degree).

Three years related experience including one year contract experience is required for the procurement and contract specialist level.

Five years related experience including one year contract experience is required for the senior procurement and contract specialist level.

Experience with online requisitioning purchasing and inventory systems preferred.

Accredited purchasing certification preferred

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrates good contract writing and negotiating skills; excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills; strong understanding of general legal issues; and successfully partners with internal business stakeholders to implement contracts to protect Company

Proficient in software skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools, as well as the oracle purchasing and inventory systems.

Excellent interpersonal skills, a customer service focus and the ability to work as a member in a team-oriented environment. This includes the ability to provide instruction, guidance and information to others.

Strong personal computer skills such as demonstrated proficiency in Word and Excel,

Ability to read and interpret complex technical documents.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Ability to travel overnight as required.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Procurement/Supply Chain

Organization: *Corp - Supply Chain

Title: Procurement and Contract Specialist/Sr Procurement and Contract Specialist

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 2000827

Other Locations: United States

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