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Temp Supplier Relationship Specialist I (Supply Chain Risk Management)


White Plains, NY, US


The Supplier Relationship Specialist plays a vital role executing communication and business relationships management with external suppliers. Reporting to the Supplier Relationship Manager, this position will execute strategies for the Supplier Management function. This position will be responsible to ensure NYPA operates in a strategic and goal oriented manner by enabling the goals of the Supplier Relationship Management by being the primary owner of day-to-day activities.


The Specialist will be responsible for the oversight, management, and reporting of supply chain risk activities. He/she will work with the Category Management, Cyber, Reliability Standards & Compliance, Enterprise Resiliency, Enterprise Risk, and Legal to develop and execute risk mitigation strategies throughout the supply chain. The specialist will perform supplier vetting analysis, supplier claim management, and support Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL) requests. He/she shall provide support as needed to ensure NERC CIP and Executive Order 13920 Securing Bulk System compliance. He/she will monitor systems (such as Ariba Risk and BitSight) and provide status reports to senior leadership. He/she will work manage department risks through systems such as the eGRC tool.


Supplier Relationship Management

  • Assist in the execution of the SRM function to create value, drive continuous improvement, and provide realized savings to NYPA by applying supplier relationship management leading practices.
  • Administer all day to day operations of the SRM group  according to strategies, playbook, and initiatives.
  • Facilitate the usage of Ariba Supplier Performance and Information Management (SIPM) throughout the company to drive strategic thought and initiatives by working hands on with other business units to adopt and understand the operations of the system.
  • Provide support relating to SRM technologies, including but not limited to Ariba SIPM.
  • Liaise with business partners and the leaders of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Contract Management to set and monitor improvement programs for the suppliers in terms of quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Initiate the onboarding and integration of suppliers onto NYPA procurement technologies.
  • Prepare and communicate supplier performance metrics, evaluation criteria, and scorecard results.
  • Interface directly with the SRM leadership to create and perform supplier segmentation analysis.
  • Maintain Supplier master data management.


Category Management

  • Provide and review supplier capabilities with respect to expertise, industry, capacity, quality, operating model, financial stability, strategic positioning in the market, etc., to support category strategy development and sourcing.  Maintain relationships with new and existing suppliers to drive improvements in key business areas (cost, risk, delivery, quality, etc.) and support contract negotiation.


Contract Management

  • Ensure day to day operations and communications with the Contract Management Team on contracts compliance, monitoring adherence, and supplier performance. Compare contract terms and agreements against the supplier’s performance related variables and report/raise as necessary. Report on any discrepancies to the Supplier Relationship Manager and develop recommendations for resolution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and a proficiency and literacy in desktop computing is required.
  • Understanding of procurement processes is required.
  • Motivated self-starter required.
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge of supply chain management concepts in procurement, receiving, supplier relationship management, and equipment management, and ability to demonstrate mastery in several of these areas.
  • Deep procurement experience with the proven ability to establish supplier relationship management capabilities to drive compliance and performance.
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge of social economics, accounting principles, the concept of total cost of ownership (TCO), cost management and process improvement, and ability to demonstrate mastery in several of these areas preferred/not required.
  • Familiarity with Ariba (or other electronic score carding system) Supplier Information and Performance Management system preferred/not required.
  • Strong knowledge of the Power Utility services and equipment categories and/or supply market preferred/not required.
  • Ability to make improvement recommendations based on knowledge assisting others completing work in:
    • Project Management
    • Tactical Sourcing
    • Change Management
    • Strategic Demand / Supply Planning
    • Business Partner Relationship Management                      
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Risk Management
    • Supply Chain Performance Management  
    • Social Economic                     
    • Supply Chain Analytics  
    • Regulatory Compliance        
    • Supplier Diversity  
    • Strategy Formulation / Implementation  
    • Procurement Transactions Management
    • Fact Based Negotiation
    • Supply Chain Technology  
    • Total Cost of Ownership Supply Chain Sustainability       
    • Contract Management   

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Management, or similar.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a procurement organization, clearly exposed to and performing Strategic Sourcing and/or Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the Utilities industry preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Office location: White Plains, NY.
  • Travel requirements: <10%, may travel among sites from time to time, and potentially attend the more critical meetings that may take place at supplier locations.


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