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Lead Analyst – Purchasing (Senior Buyer)


This is a Full-time position in Orange, CT posted February 18, 2021.


Supports affiliate Operating Company critical infrastructure/major projects as the purchasing and commercial lead. Mentors colleagues in Purchasing and lends experience and knowledge to assist others in the department and the business. Administers the competitive bidding process for large and complex projects valued at up to several hundred million dollars. Selects suppliers and manages corresponding partnerships for all IUSA operating companies. Drive cost reduction initiatives, customer service levels, generate reports and other initiatives across the enterprise. Perform other duties assigned by management.
MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work – range of responsibilities):
1. Strategically sources commodities and services on critical infrastructure/major projects and other projects valued at up to several hundred million dollars, using a variety of traditional and leading edge
methods. Assures an uninterrupted supply of goods and services across all IUSA affiliates. Administers the competitive bidding process, evaluates and selects suppliers based on the Procurement Services Policy Manual and annual budgetary requirements.
2. Establish and execute sourcing strategies that ensure the best available technology, meeting critical internal timelines at the lowest possible TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), while ensuring compliance with the business needs, internal QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety & Environment), and procurement policies.
3. Leads cross-functional affiliate teams to drive purchasing initiatives and improve bottom line performance. This includes participation in Global teams, RFP’s and initiatives with other
Iberdrola businesses as necessary. Centralizes the procurement function for all affiliates and solicits assistance from subject matter experts, and others within the business, as required.
3. Maintains current and accurate understanding of a broad base of commodities, service categories and general business conditions. Tracks material/service costs, and performance using approved. Metrics and tools. Analyzes trends and makes corresponding sourcing decisions that contribute directly to the company’s competitive position. Supports DBE programs and initiatives.
5. Negotiates and awards multi-faceted, large and complex, business wide and affiliate specific enterprise contracts to minimize operational, legal and financial risks. Formulates requests for
proposal/quotations/information, bid analysis, tenders, and risk evaluations. Directs supplier negotiations and administers agreements. Collaborates with both internal and external legal counsel.
6. Mentor junior members of the supply chain organization. Drives creative solutions and communicate/suggest best practices to management and colleagues.
7. The successful candidate will be part of a team which is responsible for providing strategic procurement support to our businesses in the USA. You’ll contribute to building and maintaining our Renewables & Networks businesses.
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Skills and Requirements

• Bachelors Degree or Master’s degree (in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering or Business Administration) with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience preferred. Or Associates Degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required.
C.P.M., C.P.S.M, or equivalent or working toward achievement is desired.
Background & Skills:
• Strong oral, written, and presentation related communication skills.
• Strong Customer Service Orientation.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
• Clear commercial focus (i.e., have a good understanding of contract mechanisms and contract negotiation).
• Advanced sourcing knowledge and able to work under tight deadlines on multiple projects
• Have a hands-on mindset and used to working in a changing environment with a wide range of stakeholders placed in different locations and countries
• Able to self-task and work through others
Experience in Project Management, Project Engineering, or Business Development welcomed.


  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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