Procurement Agent
Tennessee Valley Authority - Tennessee

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In order to be considered for this position, candidate must graduate by December 2012 or have graduated in the last twelve months.

Job Summary:
Fully performs both standard and non-standard transactions associated with the supply chain job family. Typical duties include selecting, applying, and explaining procedures and practices to identify and resolve discrepancies, research information sources, and document and coordinate results.

Typical duties may include:
Contracting/Procurement
Interviews suppliers for and conducts local sourcing activities for nominal products and services not covered by pre-sourced contracts. Executes contracts, agreements, and/or releases in support of these sourcing efforts. Prepares supplier documentation/procedures to ensure compliance with requirements such as prevailing wages, insurance, invoicing, etc. Coordinates evaluation of suppliers with customers upon completion of work. Conducts post-performance analysis.

Materials/Inventory Planning
Prepares material release documents and purchase requisitions based on requests from end users. Expedites materials for all assigned activities.

Investment Recovery
Sells surplus material, schedules transportation, and resolves transportation claims.

Partnerships
Responds to diverse and valley businesses on standard and non-standard matters and plans supplier events.

Reporting
Creates requisitions and enters procurement transactions into supply chain management software. Keys data into various business reporting systems and runs standard and non-standard reports such as procurement data and supplier performance reports. Creates presentation documents and flowcharts/diagrams. Maintains tracking of performance indicators using spreadsheets.

Supervision Received:
Independently performs assignments with instructions as to general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems.

Skills and Proficiencies
Knowledge of terms and conditions for routine contracts.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with customers and suppliers.

Knowledge of material needs, schedules, and issues impacting the organization.

Ability to perform data entry and retrieve data in various formats.

Knowledge of procurement practices/guidelines; i.e., BP 9.

Ability to use supply chain software systems.

Knowledge of inventory analysis and reporting requirements.
Knowledge of basic transportation methods.

Eligibility Factors:
B.S. degree in business administration or related field or equivalent experience. Participation in CM/CA training modules is desired.

Maximo experience preferred.

Experience with the management of equipment rental programs preferred.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. TVA gives hiring preference to qualified U.S. citizens and other protected individuals (green card holders, asylees, etc.) for all job vacancies. Between qualified U.S. citizens and other protected individuals, TVA gives hiring preference to equally qualified born or naturalized U.S. citizens.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven...