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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Supv, Procurement-E4196
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Entergy | Bains, LA
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Job Description

Primary Location: Louisiana-St. Francisville
Job Function: Power Plant
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Not approved
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 44082
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


Job Summary/Purpose:

Has primary responsibility for supervision of the purchasing, inventory management, and minor contract administration processes at Entergy’s nuclear plants. Serve as key points of contact between the Supply Chain organization and interfacing plant departments including Maintenance, Production, Engineering, Operations, Chemistry, and Project Management.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Support leadership in the administration of the MP&C processes. Day to day supervision of assigned staff. Manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities. Manage multi-disciplined groups and function as a team leader for assigned MP&C Process/Commodity Team. Focus team on improving station equipment reliability through appropriate stocking of critical and non-critical components.

Assist in budget development and manage departmental functions within budget. Prepare reports, charts and briefings dealing with material acquisition, inventories, material availability, contract status, etc. Manage site inventory to ensure that appropriate parts are available to meet the work week schedule while at the same time not maintaining obsolete or excess stock, and minimizing total costs. Work with Production and Maintenance Departments to minimize over reservation of materials.

Responsible for safety, leadership, training and supervision of site Procurement personnel. Establish departmental objectives and standards of performance in accordance with defined MP&C objectives and nuclear site expectations. Ensure that personnel implement assigned processes in accordance with standardized MP&C procedures.

Actively seek and solicit ideas from staff for Entergy Continuous Improvement (ECI). Use ECI techniques to analyze causes, plan and implement improvements, and study effects of changes. Document adverse conditions and performance deficiencies in the Condition Report Program, perform CR dispositions, develop and implement corrective action plans, and verify effectiveness of actions taken.

Serve as Self-Assessment and/or Benchmark Team Lead or Team Member. Provide daily direction to Procurement Engineering to align with supply chain priorities. Provide emergency, back-shift and outage support as required. Support the Emergency Response Organization and activities.

Serve as primary liaison between MP&C and interfacing plant departments including Maintenance, Production, Engineering, Operations, Chemistry, and Project Management. Act on behalf of MP&C leadership, as required.


Minimum education required of the position:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.


Minimum experience required of the position:

3 years experience in Supply Chain or related field, with at least 2 of the 3 years experience being Nuclear power plant related.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

Full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Strong knowledge of Supply Chain Management fundamentals. Strong knowledge of interfacing departments’ processes and priorities. Uses focused listening to understand others’ perspectives. Learns new information and skills quickly. Strong Performance Improvement and Equipment Reliability focus. Demonstrated ability to apply applicable codes and regulations, including UCC, Contract Law and FERC. Demonstrates initiative and proven ability to effectively manage costs of the business. Proven leadership skills. Others want to be on the team when this person is the leader or a member. Technical proficiency in this assigned function and specialty. Established communication skills, both oral and written.


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:

Desired professional certification in Purchasing, Materials Management, Inventory Management & Control, Contract Management, or Project Management.


About Entergy: Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.


Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation (Entergy) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of aggregate electric generating capacity. The Company is also a nuclear power generator in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Utility and Non-Utility Nuclear. In addition to its two primary, reportable, operating segments, Entergy also operates the non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The non-nuclear wholesale assets business sells to wholesale customers the electric power produced by power plants that it owns while it focuses on improving performance and exploring sales or restructuring opportunities for its power plants. As of December 31, 2009, Entergy delivered electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.