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Supply Chain Category Manager (1912203545)
Ref No.: 18-27885
Location: Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Position Description
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******* THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE TOP OF YOUR CANDIDATE’S RESUME *********
** If this information is not included as indicated above your candidate will be declined.
** Full legal name is required.
Candidate’s full name:
City / State of residence:
Supplier Rate:
Former PPL Employee? Y/N:
Eligible for Rehire Y/N, Supervisor Name:
*THE HM PREFERS LOCAL CANDIDATES - Per Diem Candidates are NOT being considered at this time.

*Candidate Pre-Screen Questions - MUST BE ASKED & ANSWERED OVER THE PHONE AND MUST BE ADDED AT BOTTOM OF RESUME:
1) How many years of experience do you have writing contracts?
2) How many MSA's have you created and how were they structured?
3) What other types of contracts have you created besides MSA's?
4) What risk mechanisms have you used on contracts?
5) Describe the RFP Process.
Max Supplier Rate: $90/hour
PPL willing to pay 1.5 Overtime, but will be limited.
Duration: 6 months +. Contract only at this point, potential contract to hire opportunity eventually.
Work hours: Department hours are M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Interview process: 1) Phone screen 2) Onsite interview
Work location: PPL General Office: 2 North 9th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Some local travel to other PPL sites will be required. Mileage will be expensable/reimbursable.
MVR background will be run on candidates.
NERC Access will be required - PPL will run a second, separate background check on the candidate once they start.
Skills / Experience:
1) 5+ years in Contract Writing
2) 8+ years overall experience in Supply Chain
3) Industry experience preferred - writing labor contracts for electric T&D utilities
4) Experience creating and managing life cycle of RFP's
5) Experience managing categories
Job Description:
The candidate should be a senior level experienced (minimum 5-years’ experience in contract writing and at least 8 years overall experience) supply chain professional experienced in writing labor contracts for electric T&D utilities (preference, but not mandatory). The category manager will be knowledgeable in creating and managing the life cycle of RFP’s, managing categories (TCO, spend, market, etc...), use of ERP systems to create contracts, good negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal skills, knowledge of contract types such as lump sum, T&M, unit, cost-plus, etc...; experience working with all types of internal clients, suppliers, and staff attorneys to create cost beneficial and risk mitigating solutions for Company; excellent project management skills; excellent presentation and meeting management skills; knowledge and experience in providing risk mitigating solutions (i.e. performance bonds, letters of
credit, etc...); knowledge of various contract structures such as blankets, MSA, stand-alone, releases, booking, etc....; ease of working with different client workgroups; and lastly, good business acumen that can understand process not all written down, when to escalate issues, understanding gaps, understanding business risks and matching solutions to problems.
Work location will alternate between the General Office or the Lehigh Service Center both in Allentown, PA.
Categories may be assigned to support engineering and construction contracts, which may include T&D
overhead and underground construction; storm support; and vegetation maintenance. Assignment will be for a minimum of 6 months with a potential for permanent hire. Regional/local preference.