Key Roles Develops, implements, and maintains sound and effective inventory and procurement policies and procedures that ensure the integrity and reliability of materials for all EKPC facilities including capital projects, investment recovery, operations, and maintenance. Manages the activities of all materials staff on a regular basis and maintains overall authority and accountability for all EKPC stock material locations. Assists in developing and implementing overall Supply Chain strategy initiatives.
Key Responsibilities • Responsible for developing and implementing short and long-term goals and strategies for Materials Management department. • Assists Director of Supply Chain to develop overall department strategy and goals. • Responsible to develop the overall plan and guidance to staff for utilizing best practices for inventory management and technology including up-to-date technology, key performance metrics, inventory control procedures and accuracy, determination procedures for appropriate safety stock levels, EOQ and reorder points/quantities. • Assists with the procurement and negotiation of stock material as appropriate. • Serves as a backup for Sr. Sourcing Agents for complex sourcing projects and assists to develop high level negotiations strategy. • Identifies prudent and economical stock transfer opportunities, and the integrity of stock data to ensure the continuity of the overall operation. • Orchestrates, identifies, and implements continual process improvements in inventory efficiencies and effectiveness, including development of a shared inventory concept internally and externally. • Facilitates communication between employees from various user departments, materials staff, and purchasing to support materials planning and to determine the most cost effective and efficient method of sourcing in order to minimize EKPC total supply chain materials costs. • Maintains a close working relationship with sourcing and key staff in generation and transmission in developing supply chain programs. • Establishes effective inventory controls, best practices, and operating procedures for all EKPC materials staff. • Serves on Transmission and Generation Material Standards Committees and helps to develop standards for all materials. • Provides coaching to direct reports for performance and development goals, and manages their performance throughout the year. • Ensures sufficient resources and training are available to perform work assigned to all materials staff. • Through the recommendations of the Material Standards Committee, directs the identification and disposal of surplus, obsolete, and scrap materials and equipment. • Responsible for investment recovery and market knowledge to maximize return on investment. • Provides management with advice and recommendations for quality improvement within the Supply Chain Department and champions supply chain activities that support corporate strategic goals. • Develops and adheres to all supply chain materials budgets. • Develop stock and non-stock procedures in coordination with internal customers. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Key Requirements Education: • Bachelor’s degree in a related area required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute. • APICS certification and investment recovery certification preferred. • If not forklift certified, must be willing and able to obtain EKPC forklift certification(s). Experience: • Ten (10) years of related experience with at least five (5) of these years in a supervisory role.
Skills and Abilities: • Attend on-going Learning for Leaders training, and complete Supervisory Training Program within two (2) years, if not already earned. • In-depth knowledge of utility related material and equipment in both generation and transmission. • Knowledge of ERP inventory modules required. • Ability to understand, interpret, and implement various proven analytical inventory control processes such as; safety stock, reorder points, economic order quantity, inventory turnover, and ABC Analysis is required. • Excellent computer skills required. • Planning, organizing, and leadership skills are required and must have the ability to assess and balance risk. • Strong oral, written and listening communications skills, including strong facilitation and presentation skills are required. • Strong interpersonal skills and effective problem solving skills are required. • Excellent communicator and consensus builder with stakeholders to identify system and process improvements related to material. • Strong customer relations orientation and project management experience is required. • Ability to train, motivate, and develop staff is required. • Strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations and accounting principles. • Must be skilled and certified in operating various types of forklifts. If not certified, must be willing and able to obtain EKPC forklift certification(s). • Ability to review typical power plant and transmission related catalogs/web site information to objectively understand function/design of material and equipment required to effectively determine possible substitutions/alternatives to OEM material/equipment
Competencies • Building a Successful Team • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills • Decision Making • Negotiations • Initiating Action • Aligning Performance for Success • Coaching • Managing Conflict
Conditions of Employment • Usual office conditions apply to this position with occasional lifting up to twenty (20) lbs. • Frequent travel within the system and occasional out-of-state, which may be overnight. • Must be willing to be "on call" at times and travel on short notice. • Must maintain a valid driver’s license. • Must wear personal protective equipment as appropriate.
Internal Number: 4697
About East Kentucky Power Cooperative
East Kentucky Power Cooperative is an electric generation and transmission company headquartered in Winchester, KY, just 15 minutes east of Lexington. We also have facilities across the state of Kentucky that generate electric power and service centers for local power lines and substations support.
More than 1 million Kentucky residents and thousands of businesses depend on East Kentucky Power Cooperative every day for reliable, affordable energy. Based near Lexington, Kentucky, we proudly generate and transmit energy to 87 counties, helping local families and businesses thrive. We work closely with 16 electric cooperatives to offer energy-efficient, demand-based options to help our members manage their bills while building vibrant local economies that bring jobs and investment into the state. As passionate as we are about providing smart energy solutions, we are equally excited about people. We strive to cultivated connected workplaces where great ideas are born and rewarding careers are built.
EKPC offers a wage and benefits package that ranks among the best in the state! There is no waiting period on our medical, dental and vision insurance plans so you are covered on da...y one, and the dental plan is free for employees! Our generous 401(k) retirement plan allows employees to start contributing to their plan after a month of service, and after 3 months of service, EKPC will automatically contribute 6% of base wages AND match employee contributions up to 4%! Our competitive vacation and sick leave package starts day one to allow for flexibly and a healthy work-life balance. For more information on our plentiful benefits package visit our website at https://www.ekpc.coop/work-ekpc
EKPC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veteran