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Mgr Contracting Management

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 246875
Date Posted: Mar 30, 2023

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Job Description

Description

We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

Are you in?

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Provide direction and leadership to the Contract Management team which includes governance and oversight of the contractor community performing work for utility. Manage the contractual relationship with our key contractors to ensure contract compliance and maximization of value, performance, and safety. . Responsibilities include management of strategic contracts, vendor relations, contractor budgets, turn-key contract programs, coaching contractors on expectations, communicating effectively with all internal departments on contractor issues, customer-facing protocols and the delivery of contract services. Ensure the development and effective implementation of strategic initiatives to improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of Exelon's key contractors. Lead the organizational focus on, and attainment of, business goals and objectives in support of key internal client business needs. Develop and maintain an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion, integrity, and high productivity. Position may be required to work extended hours for coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Provide leadership to and development of the Contract Management organization. Develop, implement and monitor all aspects of personnel development plans. Provide leadership, direction, performance appraisals, coaching, counseling, and discipline, if appropriate, in the management and development of the contract management staff in conjunction with the identification of self-development opportunities for growth and learning. Provide accurate and timely feedback regarding performance and operations and identify opportunities for growth and learning. (20%)
  • Provide input to Directors, Managers, Project Mangers, etc.in developing strategy for select Contractor Relationships or Categories of work; ensure activities are aligned with and executing against strategic objectives. Support execution of VP, Technical Services business strategies; ensure business activities are aligned with VP objectives. Educate job owners requiring contracted services regarding the requirements of the process (contract requisition and specific job scope) plus the approval process. (20%)
  • Provide governance and oversight over the Contractor Partnership award process and oversee execution of sound contract execution and management strategies to achieve financial and operational goals. Assist with identification and implementation of capability and efficiency improvements within respective work categories and contractor relationships. This includes development of workload forecasts, business plans, contractor relationship growth and overall category ownership and management while looking for promoting MWBE strategy development and implementation. (20%)
  • Ensure ownership and accountability of driving contract performance, includes ensuring onboarding is provided to contractor community. Manage contractor financial and operational performance, and implementation of contractor growth strategies. Support Manager in maintaining high-level customer relationships. Establish appropriate performance measures for contract services across groups that utilize contractors. Lead the organizational focus on, and attainment of, business goals and objectives in support of key internal client business needs. (20%)

JOB SCOPE

Manage Key Contractor Partners that span across utility of $500-$700M. Provide governance and oversight over the Contractor Partnership award process and oversee execution of sound contract execution and management strategies to achieve financial and operational goals Identifies ongoing opportunities to improve the contracting process and relationships with contractors. Interfaces routinely with all Exelon and BSC departments and has a high level of independent decision making while performing typical job duties. Has responsibility for achieving corporate and operational budget targets. Actions have significant impact on the cash flow and revenue stream of Exelon as well as operational performance, safety, work management, supplier performance, system reliability, and customer satisfaction goals.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field
  • 7-10 years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contract management concepts, contractor management, financial management, and company sourcing process.
  • Minimal travel across company sites or as business needs dictate.
  • Demonstrated project management and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contracting business and cost drivers, major categories of work, supply markets, suppliers and products.
  • Results driven and demonstrated business acumen (including oral and written communication), customer focus and ability to implement change and consistent practices to create business value.
  • Cross-functional/organizational team management and facilitation skills (internal and external).
  • Demonstrated conflict management experience.
  • Detailed specific category expertise/technical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders to create optimal contracting approaches and solutions.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office, SharePoint, and other Windows based applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Access, , including AS8, and A/P system.
  • In lieu of 4-year degree, associate's degree and 9-12 years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Preferred: Graduate degree or Graduate level work in Engineering, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • Strong project/program management skills desired.
  • Demonstrated sourcing technique proficiency.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial/business analysis and aptitude to manage multi-million dollar contracts.
  • 3-5 years as a supervisor/manager or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to staff (~5 directs)


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