Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC)   FREDERICKSBURG, VA   Full-time     Supply Chain / Logistics
Posted on May 3, 2022
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Job Posting #: 24FB04272022 Posting Type: External
Grade/Classification: Grade 11/Exempt
Department: Procurement and Facilities Management Location: Fredericksburg, VA

The Corporate Buyer will plan, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor the functions of the Cooperative’s Procurement department, to provide procurement services for construction and operational functions, to develop and maintain effective relationships with materials suppliers, other cooperatives, and electric utilities to ensure the ready supply of materials to meet the construction and operational needs of the Cooperative.

• Actively pursue the procurement requirements for each department, in order to secure materials, supplies or any other items the
cooperative has the need to acquire, for efficient Supply Chain Management.
• Develop a plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control inventory, purchasing, and merchandising to maintain adequate supplies of
materials, and to disperse materials in a controlled accurate manner, which is in accordance with RUS specifications and guidelines.
• Provide guidance for departments in administering the Cooperative’s Investment Recovery program.
• Provide guidance for departments in administering the Cooperative’s Record Retention program.


Bachelor’s degree is related field required. NRECA courses in supervision or equivalent preferred. Must complete at least one (1) professional development activity annually.

Five (5) years’ experience in supply chain management, working with materials and apparatus specifications, developing specifications of inquiries and controlling inventories.

Must have a general knowledge of RUS’s guidelines for materials purchasing and the awarding of purchase orders and contracts for purchasing. General knowledge of RUS's approved list of materials and inventory control procedures is preferred.

Must have a working knowledge of how to develop specifications for bidding procedures. Must have a working knowledge of record retention procedures.

Must be familiar with Investment Recovery. Must possess advanced computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint and PowerPoint as required by job responsibilities.

Must be able to develop and interpret specifications and contracts for materials/purchasing. Must be able to administer Document Retention procedures. Must be able to forecast materials/inventory-purchasing requirements and provide inventory controls and scheduling.

Must be able to manage relationships with suppliers while avoiding any conflict of interest. Must be able to manage relationships with other REC departments to deliver materials and services while maintaining appropriate internal control. Must have demonstrated skill of negotiation.

Must be able to complete & receive the C.P.S.M., (Certified Professional in Supply Management) or equivalent. Perform other duties as assigned.

Most of the work is scheduled within a general business office environment with the necessity of close attention to detail. Some travel is required between local office warehouses. Attendance of seminars and conferences is required. Possibility of working long hours in stressful conditions. Subject to twenty-four hour a day on-call pertaining to outages and major storms.

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Deadline: Wednesday, May 11th @ 5:00PM EST

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.