Manages all aspects of purchasing/supply chain to efficiently and cost-effectively support organizational business functions. Manages employees and processes involved in material management, purchasing, warehousing, delivery, inventory management, investment recovery, obsolescence recovery, and in-house print shop. In accordance with municipality standards, develops and manages BWL policies and procedures related to purchasing in accordance with public procurement standards and ethics. Reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Oversee the operations and daily activities of the purchasing & warehousing) department
Establish and implement purchasing policies, procedures and best practices and monitor compliance of
Develop and maintain supplier/vendor management program with KPIs (costs/delivery/quality)
Manage employee performance, develop and motivate staff
Communicates with other departments and management to resolve problems and identify opportunities to manage inventory requirements
Resolves complaints and answers questions about purchasing, inventory, investment recovery services, ethics, and purchasing policies and procedures.
Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, contract renewals and strategy, open RFPs, and required reporting per BWL Procurement Policy.
Manage risk relating to contract administration
Balances and reports on all aspects of the supply chain such as price, delivery, quality, lead-time, inventory, customer satisfaction and supplier relationships.
Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions
May be required to serve on-call.
Adheres to safety procedures and processes.
Other duties as assigned.
Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear all required personal protective equipment. Attends all required training for safety awareness.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in supply chain management, engineering, material management or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; a minimum of seven years of purchasing, supply chain, and inventory management experience; five years of leadership experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of: business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources; contract negotiations and vendor management; principles and processes including strategic sourcing, inventory management, warehouse management, procurement card program, obsolescence recovery, customer satisfaction, contract and purchasing law; basic finance, budgeting, accounting and performance management concepts; and Microsoft software applications, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point. Preferred: Knowledge of SAP or ERP based purchasing and/or inventory systems; current professional certification such as CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society), or (CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer); utility experience; understanding of public procurement standards.
About Lansing Board of Water and Light
The Lansing Board of Water & Light is a municipally-owned public utility that provides safe, reliable and affordable utility products and services to more than 97,000 electric and 56,000 water customers throughout the greater Lansing area.
Our roots go back to 1885, when Lansing citizens approved building a water system. Electricity was added to our list of utility services in 1892, and steam heat in 1919. Chilled water was added in 2001.
The BWL is governed by a Board of Commissioners made up of eight local citizens who are appointed by the Lansing mayor and approved by city council. The board expanded in 2014 to include three non-voting members representing areas of our service territory outside the City of Lansing.
The BWL owns 2,000 miles of overhead and underground power lines and more than 800 miles of water mains, providing 2.7 million megawatt hours and 7 billion gallons of water to customers annually.