Black Hills Corp.- Sourcing, Supervisor (Rapid City, SD)

Job Description:

PAY RANGE:    $67,050 – $100,600 (DOQ)

LOCATION:   Rapid City, SD

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Responsible for supervising a team of buyers including setting direction, providing guidance on identified procurement strategy and working towards best practices in Supply Chain Management.  Complete procurement transactions, including reviewing purchasing requisitions, identifying proper vendors, placing and tracking orders and resolving delivery issues.   Request, receive and analyze vendor quotes for one-time spot purchases.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Strategic Sourcing Manager

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervise a team of buyers, setting direction and providing guidance on identified procurement strategy so business unit service level requirements are obtained.
  • Manages suppliers/vendors to ensure material is delivered on schedule, at negotiated price and meets required quality standards.  Identifies and provides alternatives for supplier consolidation.  Identifies potential supply disruptions and develops alternative solutions.
  • Manage simple and complex purchase requests, quotes and sourcing decisions.
  • Work with and train buyers on next generation purchasing processes including researching and continuing to work towards Supply Chain best practices.
  • Process purchase requests into purchase orders; including but not limited to negotiating price, identifying appropriate vendors, placing and tracking of orders and resolving all delivery issues.
  • Manage the vendor quote process for one-time spot purchases of goods and services (items where existing contracts do not exist), including development of specifications (where needed) with customers.
  • Provide support to Strategic Sourcing group in the development of sourcing strategies, conducting vendor bids, negotiating, and managing vendor relationships.
  • Provide liaison between vendors, contractors and internal customers.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turn-around times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Interface with key stakeholders to understand requirements and constraints which may impact the procurement process.
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing to identify, manage and develop key industry relationships and alliances.
  • Continually focus on identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce the total costs of ownership for goods and services purchased, while maintaining quality and time to process purchase requests.
  • Collaborate with vendors to add value to product or process.
  • Interpret and provide guidance on both purchase order terms and contractual commercial terms and conditions to buyers and customers.
  • Comply with all Supply Chain and Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Produce month end reports meeting deadlines.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop new or improved administrative, purchasing and clerical procedures to maintain economy and efficiency of operations.
  • Interpret contract provisions and review contracts for accuracy and revisions prior to bid and renewal.
  • Evaluate overall revisions, price and past performance of each contract; refer price variances to manage­ment.
  • Support material management functions as appropriate.
  • Research and evaluate supplier markets and make recommendations for standardization and additions to qualified products list.
  • Produce written technical documents with clearly organized thoughts, using proper sentence construc­tion, punctuation and grammar.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain professional working relationships with Operations, Account Payable, Strategic Sourcing, Materials Management and Contracts departments.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with all Company employees.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with vendors who supply materials, equipment and services.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five (5) years of purchasing experience preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience working at a major gas or electric utility preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proficient knowledge of purchasing systems and processes required.
  • Proficient knowledge of purchase order and contract terms and conditions preferred..
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing or other advanced purchasing processes preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strategic thinker with strong business acumen.  Able to think beyond function and drive strategic solutions.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change effectively; a change leader and team player.
  • Ability to read and understand technical information, such as contracts, equipment specifications and instructions.
  • Ability to make decisions with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to make routine public contact with contractors, service personnel and governing agencies.
  • Ability to communicate to management at all levels in the organization.
  • Proven ability for continuous improvement/savings/value add and to be a strong advocate of business practice
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to explain complicated technical problems in simple, non-technical terms.
  • Ability to perform complex analysis of purchasing activities.

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

  • CPM, CPSM preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel to Company locations, professional conferences and other industry meetings as needed.
  • Will be required to work extended hours when necessary to complete a task or support Emergency Operations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

EEO Employer, Race, Gender, Veterans, Disability

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

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Sears Holdings Corporation- Consultative Sales-Mattress (Rapid City, SD)

Job Title:  Consultative Sales- Mattress   Reference Code: 495524BR
City: Rapid City   State: SD   Zip Code: 57701   FEIN#: 361750680
Description:  Jobs in this category are responsible for: selling and servicing customers within one or more departments including Mattresses; maintaining knowledge of products and using this knowledge to assist and educate customers on options available; providing customer assistance; and delivering a positive customer shopping experience. In general, pay for jobs in this category is based on a fixed hourly rate of pay plus potential commissions based on sales; however, the compensation structure may vary by department or store.

  • Takes ownership for enhancing the customer experience
  • Partners with selling and sales support associates to provide superior customer service (i.e., assist customers, answer phones)
  • Leverages technology in order to facilitate the customer experience

    EOE MINORITIES / FEMALES / PROTECTED VETERANS / DISABLED

Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=18261494

Sears Holdings Corporation- Consultative Sales-Fine Jewelry (Rapid City, SD)

Job Title:  Consultative Sales- Fine Jewelry   Reference Code: 495526BR
City: Rapid City   State: SD   Zip Code: 57701   FEIN#: 361750680
Description:  Jobs in this category are responsible for: selling and servicing customers within one or more departments including Fine Jewelry; maintaining knowledge of products and using this knowledge to assist and educate customers on options available; providing customer assistance; and delivering a positive customer shopping experience. In general, pay for jobs in this category is based on a fixed hourly rate of pay plus potential commissions based on sales; however, the compensation structure may vary by department or store.

  • Takes ownership for enhancing the customer experience
  • Partners with selling and sales support associates to provide superior customer service (i.e., assist customers, answer phones)
  • Leverages technology in order to facilitate the customer experience

    EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=18261459

Black Hills VA Health Care System- LPN (Ft. Meade, SD)

Vacancy Number:         BH-15-216-SK-1436297-BU – External
Position Title:               LPN
Grade:                          VN-0620-06
Location & Service:      1 Vacancy Ft Meade, SD  Primary Care
Opening Date:              Thursday, June 18, 2015
Closing Date:               Thursday, July 9, 2015
 

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Genuine Parts- Account Representative (Rapid City, SD)

Job Title:  Account Representative   Reference Code: 40571061
City: Rapid City   State: SD   Zip Code: 57701   FEIN#:
Description:  189092

Job Description
Motion Industries’ salespeople provide the highest levels of customer relationships. Our Account Representatives (Outside Sales) professionally represent the Company with the knowledge and skills to provide customer needs. Whether introducing new products and service solutions, demonstrating the differentiating competencies, or opening and developing new accounts, we cater to the needs of our customers to keep their industry in motion.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure customer relationships are positive and deep within all accounts
  • Create materials for and conduct sales presentations to customers
  • Prospect for new customers
  • Ensure customer service requirements are met
  • May be required to be …

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Talen Energy Montana- Administrative Assistant (Billings, MT)

We are currently seeking the following position in Billings, Montana:

1884BR – Administrative Assistant

Competitive Salaries and Excellent Benefits!

If this sounds like the place for you, and you are looking for a rewarding career, please apply online at www.talenenergy.com.

Talen Energy Montana – Providing Montana with reliable, competitively priced electricity

Caring for the environment …

Supporting responsible economic development …

Contributing to our communities …

It’s what Talen Energy does.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Black Hills VA Health Care System- Transportation Assistant (Hot Springs, SD)

Vacancy Number:         BH-15-217-MN-1435597-BU
Position Title:             
Transportation Assistant
Grade:                          GS-2102-06
Location & Service:      1 Vacancies: Hot Springs, SD 
Opening Date:             
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Closing Date:               Wednesday, July 8, 2015 

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VA Black Hills Health Care System- Food Service Worker (Ft. Meade & Hot Springs, SD)

Vacancy Number:         BH-15-OC-208-SK-1430610-BU
Position Title:               Food Service Worker – Open & Continuous
Grade:                          WG-02
Location & Service:      Ft Meade, SD Nutrition and Food Service
Opening Date:              Tuesday June 16, 2015
Closing Date:               Wednesday December 16, 2015
 

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Vacancy Number:         BH-15-OC-207-SK-1429816-BU
Position Title:               Food Service Worker – Open & Continuous
Grade:                          WG-02
Location & Service:      Hot Springs, SD Nutrition and Food Service
Opening Date:              Tuesday June 16, 2015
Closing Date:               Wednesday December 16, 2015
 

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Black Hills Corp- Property Accounting Technician (Rapid City, SD)

Job Title: Property Accounting Technician  (30092)
Job Description:

PAY RANGE:     $15 – $20 per hour (DOQ)

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on June 23, 2015.

LOCATION:  Rapid City, SD

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Directly supports the Property Accounting Department by preforming efficient, timely, and accurate Continuing Property Records (CPR) maintenance including work order creation and unitization of assets to plant in service.  Perform routine and special projects in support of the property accounting department and general accounting areas.  Identify and implement ideas and strategies for process improvements to increase overall efficiencies.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Fixed Asset Accounting Manager

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the company and to enhance the image of the Property Accounting Departments.
  • Maintain the construction work in progress and related plant in service accounts in the fixed asset accounting system.
  • Maintain, audit and close blanket work orders monthly including research and documentation as needed.
  • Post specific work order closures timely and follow up with Project Managers as needed for designated areas of the company.
  • Maintain, audit, and close work orders insuring compliance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) regulations.
  • Maintaining all CPR (continuing property records) in an orderly and accurate manner.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Process Month end closing in the PowerPlant system as needed
  • Utilize strong internal controls and document fixed asset transactions per SOX controls.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of FERC accounting as it applies to the property function.
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner.  Requests may come from external audit and other departments such as financial managers, project managers, regulatory/rate cases and internal audit.  Ensure the information provided is accurate and presented in a useful and understandable format.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide analyses of property transactions.
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of GAAP accounting and FERC rules and regulations and impact on property, plant and equipment records.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of utility electric and gas plant rules and utility depreciation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with varied stakeholders, including operations, regulatory and the broader accounting department utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, all finance and accounting departments, financial managers, regulatory, and internal and external audit.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1-2 years of accounting or business experience required.
  • PowerPlant experience preferred.
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • A working knowledge of accounting concepts and business procedures.
  • A solid understanding of, and experience in accounting required.
  • An understanding of internal controls
  • An understanding of automated accoun.ting systems and how the accounting system interacts within the different modules.
  • Solid understanding of MicroSoft Excel and ability to create formulas.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to apply strong attention to detail while understanding and considering the big picture.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage work effectively in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate to various levels in the organization.
  • Ability to communicate property accounting transactions to financial and non-financial personnel.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform accounting transactions Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Goal oriented to meet established deadlines including monthly, quarterly, and annual closing schedules.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

EEO Employer, Race, Gender, Veterans, Disability

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Financial Analysis (Lincoln, NE)

Job Description:

PAY RANGE:   This position may be hired at a Level II or Senior Level depending upon experience.

LOCATION:    Lincoln, NE

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Directly support the Financial Managers of gas utilities in timely and accurate reporting of all financial data, including providing financial reports and presentations required by company management, regulatory and operating companies.  Responsible for the development, analysis, interpretation and communication of statistical and accounting information relating to actual services provided, capital expenditures, and development of operating budgets, strategic plans and forecasts, and related comparative reporting.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:     Financial Manager – Nebraska

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of annual budgets, strategic plans and forecasts and develop service billing matrices and methodologies.
  • Administer the financial analysis activities and provide the analysis and interpretation of results related to the allocation models to manager and upper management.
  • Establish strong relationships across the company to advance effective communication and coordination across departments and companies.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all accounting and financial reports for management operations review and regulatory reporting.  Constantly seek ways to improve the participation with all departments, in the use of accounting information for planning and problem solving purposes.
  • Prepare the reconciliation, month end close and variance analysis process for Financial Managers.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Must maintain good working relationships with co-workers, employees, supervisor, upper management, internal audit and external audit.
  • Must communicate effectively at all organizational levels.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the financial or statistical activities of a company.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Prior experience in utility or energy related industry preferred.
  • Strong Excel and/or database capabilities required.
  • Experience working with Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Planning a plus.
  • Experience working with a large accounting software system – PeopleSoft Experience a plus.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong computer and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Must be able to travel approximately once a month.

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

  • Level I CFA desired but not required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

EEO Employer, Race, Gender, Veterans, Disability
We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply