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Sr Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: Atmos Energy Corp.
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


  1. Develops and utilizes sourcing strategies with the goal of identifying and initiating continuous cost reduction opportunities while simultaneously promoting improvements in quality service and delivery.

  2. Employs Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) evaluation on major commodity groups sourced. Educates user community on the importance of TCO evaluation and effectively communicates business impact. Develops and utilizes economic analysis model consistent with cost drivers for various commodities.

  3. Conducts source selection qualification contract negotiations procurement management and MRP (Material Requirements and Planning) analysis of assigned commodities inventories and special projects.

  4. Creates and manages supply and/or service agreements maintains effective supplier relations and actively leads and/or participates in enterprise-wide sourcing teams.

  5. Initiates and leads cross-functional efforts to achieve standardization leverages expenditures adopts and implements best practices.

  6. Determines appropriate supply plan and carryout required actions utilizing available procurement support personnel.

  7. Coordinates and expedites both internally and externally flow of materials parts and assemblies maintains effective interdepartmental communications and assists with technical direction and guidance as required.

  8. Supports Supplier Diversity program and works to ensure minority women owned and other diverse business enterprises are proactively developed and incorporated to the purchasing strategies.

  9. Compiles and evaluates information for forecasting product requirements to suppliers.

  10. Evaluates and implements e-commerce solutions to enhance procurement efficiencies as feasible.

  11. Keeps abreast of current market knowledge for materials supplies and equipment needed to support operations.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business Administration/Management with a minimum of four years experience in operation maintenance or construction as related to the energy industry. Must include two years direct experience in strategic sourcing and purchasing activities. Professional Registration is preferable. Or a general educational knowledge normally acquired through a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and six years progressively responsible professional experience in strategic sourcing and purchasing.

Communication Skills:

Must be able to develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal clients as well as supplier representatives. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Requires the ability to prepare and give effective professional presentations at all levels of the organization. Must be able to direct, lead, and facilitate cross-functional teams. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers in order to obtain and/or provide explanations and/or information on details necessary for strategic sourcing activities.

Numeric Skills:

Must be able to develop and utilize economic total cost of ownership models for the evaluation of vendor proposals. Requires the ability to perform analyses involving ratios, percentages, and simple statistical methods.

Computer Skills:

Requires intermediate computer skills for economic analysis (e.g. MS Excel) and correspondence (e.g. MS Word). Requires knowledge of integrated purchasing and inventory control database applications such as Oracle SAP etc.

Work Conditions:

Works in an office environment with some domestic travel (20 - 30%). Requires occasionally performing activities including but not limited to bending, stooping, grasping, reaching, twisting, turning, and/or lifting.

Atmos Energy Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation gender identity age national origin disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Atmos Energy Corp., Dallas , Sr Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Other , Dallas, Texas

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