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Title: Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Reporting Relationships: This position reports to Manager of Global Category Management
Company Information: The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is a fortune 200 global power company with generation and distribution businesses in 18 countries. Our work force of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2014 revenues were $17 billion. We sell about 95,691 GWh of electricity to approximately 10M customers around the world and manage about 35,000MW of power generation capacity. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com
Responsibilities: The Specialist will have responsibility for structuring and supporting categories related to the acquisition of large value, highly complex engineered projects, equipment and associated services related to Power Generation Equipment and Balance of Plants for AES businesses globally. Of importance in responsibilities is the management, in coordination with category leaders in different global regions, of the acquisition process from early stages of strategy development through contract execution. This role is responsible for ensuring the safe and timely supply of reliable plant equipment and services at optimal Total Cost of Ownership and quality to AES.
Approximately up to 15% of global/national business travel required.
Specific responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3+ years of experience in Power Generation (plant engineering or procurement for a power plant) and/or Integrated Utility. An ideal candidate profile possesses a strong analytical and financial background. Individuals who have worked in a business operations capacity, having demonstrated success working to develop consensus from diverse opinions in a highly fluid and sometimes ambiguous multi-cultural environment, are encouraged to apply.
Additionally, qualified candidates should possess:
Education: Undergraduate degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.