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IT Procurement Contract Analyst


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 27, 2024

Requisition ID: 16737


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Responsible for initiating coordinating, and leveraging corporate strategies for purchases of major equipment/materials/services and for high level contract development associated with critical materials and high level services and to lead these efforts across business units; includes use of market trend analysis, sourcing initiatives, business partner alignment, risk management, project management, contract management, supplier relationship management, contract and commercial terms and conditions documentation review. Develop and execute sourcing strategies and category management activities for multiple complex and/or critical categories, including implementation plan for achieving business objectives and benefit targets.  Establish and lead cross-functional teams to implement category strategies for sourcing materials and services.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for the development and execution of strategic sourcing strategies and category management activities for assigned portfolios and categories of goods and services.
  • Lead internal and cross-functional teams to implement portfolio strategies in support of department initiatives and capital and O&M projects.
  • Manage, create and evaluate RFI’s, RFP’s, Statements of Work, Vendor Proposals, materials demand forecasts and scope documents to minimize risk and maximize economic value on SRP’s commercial transactions associated with materials and services.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers and supplier’s agents.  Develop negotiation strategies and plans.  Respond to exceptions to SRP’s standard Commercial Terms & Conditions.  Collaborate with Risk Management and Legal Services to develop, recommend, and approve non-standard contractual language.
  • Perform market analysis using industry and market intelligence, financial reports, market indices, global monetary exchange rates, and published economic documents to forecast and assess pricing, supply and business risk.
  • Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management by developing and maintaining effective communication with key suppliers in order to provide equitable value to both entities. This includes monitoring supplier performance and implementing corrective action as necessary.
  • Develop and enhance supply chain business processes, tools and techniques.
  • Resolve and oversee supplier disputes including negotiating settlements, warranties and claims.
  • Determine replenishment quantities for inventory materials utilizing historical usage, anticipated demand, supplier/manufacturer lead times, carry and ordering costs and other business considerations.   Meet with key suppliers to develop and analyze material forecasts.   Maintain associated planning/forecasting system parameters based on this information.

What It Takes To Succeed

Master's Degree in business related field is desirable.

Certification in the following areas is desirable:

C.P.M: Certified Purchasing Manager
C.P.S.M: Certified Professional in Supply Management
A.P.P. : Accredited Purchasing Practitioner
A.P.I.C.S.: American Purchasing Inventory Control Society
M.C.C.M.: Member Commercial Contract Manager /International Association of Contract Management
C.F.C.M.: Certified Federal Contract Manager
C.C.C.M.: Certified Commercial Contract Manager
C.P.C.M.: Certified Professional Contract Manager


Experience: Preferred candidate has experience with IT categories such as software, hardware, services, software as a service and outsourcing.

Additional Information:
In addition, preferred candidate should have:
•    Excellent contract negotiations skills, including understanding key commercial terms, issue spotting and developing robust SLAs
•    Strategic sourcing experience across technology and professional service categories
•    Skilled at defining, influencing and driving procurement category strategies
•    Outstanding business acumen and creative problem solving to get to "yes"
•    Masterful at building strong relationships and understanding business needs
•    Ability to identify risks, propose mitigations and document and escalate risks
•    Comfortable with balancing multiple, competing priorities and changes in scope/direction
•    Independent, self-starter with adaptive, can-do attitude


Experience as a Senior Buyer, Procurement /Contract Analyst, Materials Manager, Procurement Management, Commodity Manager and Supply Chain Manager, Legal Council, Engineer or other similar disciplines.

Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.  Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.



Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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