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Tennessee Valley Authority Contracts Manager, Senior - 514995 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Contracts Manager, Senior - 514995

Job ID:514995Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:


Contracts Manager, Senior - 514995

Hybrid Position

Organization: Chief Operating Officer

Department: Transmission Contracts

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Relocation: Relocation benefits are not offered for this position.

Posting Open: 5/24/2023

Posting Close: 6/3/2023 at 11:59pmEST

Grade / Salary: Competitive

Position Purpose:

Successfully manage moderate to highly complex Supply Chain contracting activities and the associated relationships to ensure that goods and services are delivered to the customer at the right time, to the right place, and at the right cost amount while optimizing total costs under minimal supervision. Functions as an engaged and contributing resource in support of Sourcing process improvements. This position will have the responsibility to develop, negotiate, implement, maintain, support and enhance contractual relationships between Supply Chain internal stakeholders and external suppliers. This position will execute and support Supply Chain and TVA policies and procedures to ensure effective compliance throughout the enterprise. This position will be responsible for the implementation of various Supply Chain program/project and/or initiative deliverables to ensure the continued improvement of Supply Chain overall.

Budget Responsibility:

No direct budgetary responsibilities, but will be actively managing a portfolio of suppliers and contracts with contract values in excess of $25 Million

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Serves as a senior leader on specific contractual projects (i.e. procurement strategies, RFP/solicitations). Participates on and may lead supply chain teams on projects to perform market and TVA usage/cost benefit analyses and to plan, source, negotiate, and contract for goods and services.

  • Functions at a higher level than the non-senior Contracts Manager role within supply chain activities and serves as a business adviser to a wide range of internal and external TVA customers; maintain a focus on process optimization and total ownership cost reduction as the primary objectives.

  • Drives the development, implementation, and management of supply/demand alternatives and business processes.

  • Responsible for fostering relationships with suppliers and customers to encourage diversity, continuous improvements, and product/service offerings to accomplish cost effective supply chain objectives.

  • Responsible for identifying the most favorable contracting strategies to meet customer needs. This includes, but is not limited to the execution of contracts, maintaining positive relationships (internal/external) with an emphasis on total cost reduction and delivery of quality services.

  • Ability to comprehend and implement terms and conditions which includes, but is not limited to: complex programmatic issues, laws, TVA policies, procedures, and guidelines, domestic & foreign considerations for all types of product and service supplied. Adheres to all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • Assist business unit partners as a Sourcing liaison in work planning, specification development, and other relevant partner activities.

  • Responsible for analysis of business data both internal and external to TVA in order to support recommendations, actions and decisions. Cost benefit analysis is a core requirement.

  • Provide mentoring to facilitate knowledge transfer and guidance to non-senior Contract Managers and general mentorship to other roles as needed.

  • Other temporary assignments to support business needs.

    Minimum Requirements:

Education- A Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field of study, or equivalent related education, training & experience. MBA or similar degree is also desirable.

Experience- At least eight years experience desirable or demonstrated capabilities in an industrial environment involving supply chain management and negotiation, process improvement and financial analysis. Certification/License, etc.— CPM, CPSM, PMP, Lean Six Sigma or other related certifications preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities- Must have facilitation skills related to leading in a team environment, the ability to prepare and present effective presentations and to communicate well both orally and in writing. Must have the ability to provide leadership. Must have in-depth knowledge of supply chain principles and practices, TVA business policies, laws, regulations, executive orders and federal guidelines governing TVA’s contracting. Must be able to interpret and apply these requirements to others, both inside and outside of TVA. Must possess current computing skills, the ability to manage interpersonal relationships the ability to plan and organize variable workloads. Knowledge of the products and services utilized by TVA is essential. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at www.samhsa.gov/workplace . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are requesting to be considered as a preference-eligible veteran as outlined in the application process,you must submit your military documents before the posting close date indicated above. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

  • Upload documents in Step 8 of the application process.

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