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Procurement Agent


Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric!  Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture.   Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are currently seeking applicants for a Procurement Agent position in the Accounting & Finance Division located in Springfield, MO.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working within a category management procurement system, handling site materials and services while coordinating supplier work and quality assessment. 

  • Handling a large volume of fluctuating requirements with a variety of suppliers, ensuring procurement disciplines are observed, existing negotiated agreements are utilized, negotiate and establish new agreements, and maximum service and quality is obtained at minimal cost.  

  • In-depth analysis of materials/services categories, development of procurement strategies, and vendor sourcing for contracting activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or other related technical field, or equivalent experience.  

  • All levels of experience will be considered, with a preference for those with at least six years of procurement experience including knowledge and understanding commercial terms and conditions, and plant operations and needs.  

  • In-depth analytical skills, the ability to perform strategic sourcing, negotiations and forge strong vendor relations.  

  • Previous experience within the power industry and professional certification is preferred.  

  • We are seeking an individual with a strong technical background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills and the ability to assume ownership and provide resolution to issues.  

  • Attention to detail with the ability to be effective in a team environment and able to prioritize work schedules to meet deadlines.

AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available.  Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : Finance
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