Strategic Buyer II (Materials)


White Plains, US


Strategic Buyers play a critical role within the Strategic Supply Management (SSM) department. Reporting directly to one of three Category Managers (Services, Materials, Indirect) this position will support the day to day execution of strategies for category management. #LI-VB1


  • Support Category Manager to create value, drive continuous improvement, and report realized savings by using strategic sourcing and category management best practices.
  • Develop and maintain category strategies and initiatives.
  • Conduct sourcing events for pertinent category.
  • Assist in market analysis to understand supply and market for category, developing category profile, execute category governance initiatives and total cost of ownership, evaluate demand to increase efficiency, coordinate with other internal teams to drive demand/project planning.
  • Encourage internal compliance with Supply Chain and Procurement policies, procedures, strategies, and guidelines on an ongoing basis.
  • Negotiate with customers and/or contract representatives regarding contractual/legal matters of significance to the organization and update contract terms.
  • Build strategic supplier relationships and improve supplier performance by addressing concerns and escalating, as necessary.
  • Utilize data to gain insight and provide accurate and realistic forecasts for the group.
  • Collaborate with teams to provide knowledge of other initiatives or projects in the organization, including Canal Corporation, that may interact with projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented, with ability to build relationships with suppliers and technical and business resources.
  • Proactive, innovative, organized and able to yield outcomes quickly.
  • Solid presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Procurement experience establishing category management capabilities to strengthen compliance, performance, reduce cost, and reduce risk.
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, quantify and utilize information to make recommendations that support business choices.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in Procurement, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related functional area
  • Utilities industry experience helpful
  • Experience with sourcing platforms and enterprise resource planning, i.e. Ariba eSourcing, SAP, and other related systems and solutions preferred

Physical Requirements

Office location: White Plains, NY

Travel requirements: <5%

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $92,160 - $112,640. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


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