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Supply Chain Associate

Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00935142

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Job Title: Supply Chain Systems Lead

Job Code:   107765   

Job Summary

The Supply Chain Systems Lead is an individual contributor responsible for developing, communicating and executing value-generating strategies for Supply Chain-related systems.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Established as point of contact for all inquiries about Supply Chain systems (e.g. Ariba, Zycus, Conexus, analytics engines)
  • Leads process to implement system upgrades that drive organizational efficiency
  • Troubleshoots (both independently and with systems providers, as needed) problems to correct ongoing issues
  • Establishes, maintains and regularly updates catalogues
  • Performs continuous improvement updates to RFP templates, questions and processes
  • Develops and implements Supply Chain analysis and visibility systems including:
  • Sourcing and Procurement systems
  • Spend Visibility / Analysis tools
  • Dashboards, Spend Cubes, Data Warehousing, Templates, Reporting, Pivoting, Excel integration
  • Commodity Structures (UNSPSC, NIGP, NAICS)
  • Spend Visibility, Performance Visibility, Supplier Performance Management
  • Approval Flow, Supplier Connectivity, Business Rules, User Profiling
  • Master Data, Lookup Data, Real-time Integration, Batch Integration, Workflow/Hooks, GL, AP, Budgets, CapEx
  • RFI, RFP, RFQ, Reverse Auction, Negotiations
  • Templates, Automation, Team Management, Overall Project Management, Knowledge Management, Process Management
  • Approval Flow, User Profiling, Task Management

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, IT or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in Supply Chain Systems, including Ariba, ideally in modules across the entire Source to Pay process, Zycus, Conexus (or similar tools)
  • Extensive functional, technical, and systems expertise and knowledge of industry best practices
  • Experience successfully troubleshooting systems issues, both independently and in partnership with providers, to resolve issues
  • Strong attention to detail and great communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and come up with creative solutions
  • Ability to identify business challenges and propose creative solutions
  • Strong financial and business acumen, as it relates to Procurement
  • Proven ability to build, manage, and foster a productive, collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication, and strong interpersonal and leadership skills


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$91,000.00 - $136,600.00

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