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Supervisor - Buying

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description



The Supervisor - Buying is a Supply Chain Management (SCM) partner to the business units and is responsible for leading the development and execution of procurement plans and processes. 

In addition, the Supervisor - Buying is responsible for the following:

  • Supervision and successful implementation and realization of the buying function's strategic and operational goals and objectives.
  • Accountable to lead the Buyers in achieving best-in-class internal service levels and optimal inventory levels, while helping to drive OPPD's spend down through the optimization of supplier relationships/pricing, leveraging strategic sourcing plans, and procurement operational excellence.
  • This role interacts with peers across OPPD and collaborates with the other Supply Chain personnel to ensure service level agreements are achieved and cross-functional expectations are met for the SCM support provided to the company. 
  • Accountable for the identification and development of effective talent and products/services and implementing procedures and/or technology solutions to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement processes for the company.




  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years supply chain management or related experience. 
  • Incumbent must be knowledgeable of and be able to apply the principles of business administration and purchasing and contract law.
  • Incumbent must be proficient in procurement sourcing and be able to analyze changing market conditions as it relates to commodities being procured.
  • Incumbent must possess effective negotiation skills.
  • Incumbent must periodically update his/her knowledge through formal training to assure current knowledge of relevant practices.
  • Proven ability to provide strong leadership and to motivate and develop staff to provide leadership that will assist OPPD in achieving its strategic objectives.
  • Proven ability to develop lasting and effective professional relationships.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration or other related field.
  • Experience effectively supervising direct reports in an empowering and team-based environment and building relationships with all levels of management both internal and external to the organization.
  • Broad knowledge of electric utility industry, OPPD operations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Uniform System of Accounts and applicable utility accounting practices, bond resolutions, budgeting and finance.
  • Understanding of the principles, drivers, and KPIs associated with inventory management.
  • Incumbent is well versed in the use of an enterprise material management system.
  • Incumbent has, or can obtain, thorough knowledge of the public bidding process that is mandated in the State Statutes governing political subdivisions of the State of Nebraska.
  • Experience in electric utility operations, as it relates to materials and services needed to operate on a daily basis.

Closing Statement



Leading the way we power the future.


To provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.


We have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.


Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disabilities

How To Apply


Apply online at www.oppd.com on or before September 25, 2018.

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Resources staff.

Job Details

Date Posted September 12, 2018
Date Closes November 11, 2018
Requisition 295518
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00