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ITC Holdings Corp. Senior Buyer - 500032 in Novi, Michigan

JOB SUMMARYResponsible for sourcing of various commodities within their business segments (overhead or substation). Responsibilities include the development, communication and execution of procurement strategies to ensure realization of the business objectives for assigned commodity.ESSENTIAL DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIESProvides and maintains material forecasts to vendors for assigned commodities.Handles all aspects of vendor management for assigned commodities.Provides oversight on 'day to day' basis of Buyers and Buyer/Planners.Works with various areas with the company to assure on-time delivery of products for construction projects.Processes requisitions and purchase orders for high dollar orders for specific commodities.Coordinates alliance meetings and other strategic events relating to critical vendors.Develops with assistance of Supply Chain Manager(s) long term forecasts based on capital projects.Plans long term material requirements based on future capital projects and recommends necessary adjustments to improve efficiency.Determines the quantity and required dates in PeopleSoft in order to adhere to planned construction schedules.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or related field or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.Minimum of five (5) years of experience in purchasing, materials planning or related function.Experience with negotiation, material logistics, material planning, inventory control techniques and life cycle cost analysis.Utility experience preferred.Possesses sound analytical, problem-solving and documentation skills.Ability to work in a team environment.Must be able to multi-task and support concurrent requirements for different business units.Ability to work with technical counterparts and broad business units for issue resolution and the evaluation and mitigation of risks.Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors and individuals inside and outside the Company.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).Equal Opportunity Employerndash;minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identityPlease see job description for required skills.