We are currently seeking applicants for a Procurement Agent position in the Accounting & Finance Division located in Springfield, MO. This position is responsible for working within a category management procurement system, handling site materials and services while coordinating supplier work and quality assessment. The Procurement Agent handles a large volume of fluctuating requirements with a variety of suppliers, ensuring procurement disciplines are observed, existing negotiated agreements are utilized, and maximum service and quality is obtained at minimal cost. Responsibilities also include in-depth analysis of materials/services categories, development of procurement strategies, and vendor sourcing for contracting activities.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in business or other related technical field, or equivalent experience. All levels of experience will be considered, with a preference for those with at least six years of procurement experience including knowledge and understanding of plant operations and needs. Successful candidates must have in-depth analytical skills, the ability to perform strategic sourcing, negotiations and forge strong vendor relations. Previous experience within the power industry and professional certification is preferred. We are seeking an individual with a strong technical background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills and the ability to assume ownership and provide resolution to issues. This individual will have strong attention to detail, be effective in a team environment and be able to prioritize work schedules to meet deadlines.
AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!
To apply for a position, please visit www.aeci.org/careers and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.
About Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa that serve more than 875,000 customers. AECI’s mission is to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members with the vision of being the nation’s lowest-cost wholesale power supplier. AECI is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.