Title:  Supv, Warehouse Operations (Transmission)

Date:  Jan 12, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX
Description: 

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

 

The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States. 

 

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities — customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

The Supv, Warehouse Operations – WIL Transmission reports to Sr Mgr WIL T&D. This position is accountable/responsible for the efficient, cost managed and effective supervision of warehouse activities including storing, receiving, cycle counting, picking and shipping of materials from the Entergy state warehouse supporting Transmission Operations.  Responsible for the management of the staff, inventory controls, and contractors that may include non-exempt, bargaining unit staff and contract oversight for labor and logistics. The role will manage supply chain and logistics functions, which may include, but are not limited to: production planning, inventory control, outsourcing, vendor selection, and distribution. The position creates integrated processes among internal functions such as operations, purchasing and logistics, and outside suppliers, focuses resources on continuous improvement of the movement of materials through various production processes, and establishes key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning/forecasting to measure actual performance against goals on a regular basis.

 

The Supv – WIL Transmission will work closely with all customers and services centers to ensure acceptable service levels and emergency response.   They will be responsible for development and sustaining of key metrics to ensure operational efficiencies.

 

SUMMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Safety/Human Performance: Ensure the Team always puts safety first. Actively promote strong safety behaviors, utilizing key tools such as Close Call /Good Catch in addition to proactive field visits to review standards and behaviors. Monitoring and influencing Suppliers to proactively identify any safety concerns.
  • Warehouse, Inventory & Warehousing Initiative: Responsible for the execution of multi-year WIL strategic roadmap to world class, optimization of the capital required for inventory, establishing clear service levels that incorporate an acceptable risk profile, liaising with customers  to obtain feedback on performance, assuring execution oversight and delivery of all daily WIL operations, developing and monitoring key financial and operational  performance indicators to drive results, ensuring key processes, systems and interfaces are effective and as efficient as possible across the WIL cycle, establish clarity and expectations at the customer interfaces on the front and back end of the WIL process supporting the T&D business functions.
  • Network Optimization: Accountable for the ongoing end to end optimization and improvement of the company’s WIL T&D network operations from Work Management through to Delivery to Operations in the field. This activity includes review of physical structures, unit cost structure, supporting new technology, workforce capabilities, planning, development and diversity supporting the T&D business functions. 
  • Logistics Management: Accountable for optimizing inbound and outbound logistics through effective contracting of transportation services, planning optimal economic order quantities, logistics scheduling, etc. supporting the T&D business functions.
  • Budget and Cost Prudency:  Responsible for the efficient management of budget and cost for overall operations.  Work with Finance to provide supply chain data on distribution costs and analysis of the impact on cost of services. Forecasts any changes in service costs and provides forecasted updates to Finance and Marketing as required.
  • Customer Service:  Efficiently and effectively resolve customer complaints. Provide guidance and leadership in driving the distribution operations team in the development and execution of continuous initiatives to achieve year over year direct, indirect cost improvements. Work with cross-functional teams to develop and execute departmental plans to reduce expenses at each of the operating locations, including monthly reporting of key performance metrics.
  • Incident Response:  Lead and Provide best-in-class storm response performance. Develop and execute capacity planning and scheduling of the energy generating facility and develop and execute material planning and logistics to support distribution facility.
  • Partnership: Accountable for establishing and maintaining healthy and positive stakeholder relationships. This activity includes establishing cross-functional and cross-sector teams with key stakeholders and creating a multi-year demand plans with integrated supply chain solutions.
  • People Leadership: Accountable for leverage of Supply Chain’s Talent Management Strategy to assure the right Supply Chain talent is recruited, developed, retained, and deployed in line with key business priorities. Mentor and coach staff. This position will lead approximately 2-5 direct reports.
  • Culture: At all times the Supv-WIL Transmission shall operate with the highest ethical standards and in full compliance with internal controls, policies, procedures, regulations, and laws. Accountable through supply base partners to execute Entergy’s Supplier Diversity & Local Spend objectives.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education required of the position

  • Supply Chain degree or Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • MS/MBA degree preferred. Professional supply chain/procurement certification preferred.

 

Minimum experience required of the position

  • 3 years of experience in materials/warehousing, purchasing, contracts or project management. 1 year of supervisory experience and/or equivalent leadership experience. Related energy Supply Chain experience preferred.

 

Desired knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Advanced computer skills with a solid knowledge and understanding of Entergy's AS8, DIS and MS Toolkit applications, especially MS ACCESS and IKW table structure and query ability is preferred.
  • Outstanding communication, conflict management and change management skills.
  • Ability to make timely decisions that utilize available material and resources in a cost effective manner.
  • Able to provide effective leadership in a team environment.
  • Strong knowledge of warehouse operations and logistics.
  • Strong understanding of AS8 and the financial transactions that effect warehouse operations.
  • Some understanding of distribution materials and their application in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead a staff of non-exempt and/or bargaining unit employees.
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations and reporting requirements. Some understanding of DOT regulations and the effects they have on logistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to energize workforce in regards to safety programs.
  • Some knowledge of bargaining unit contracts and the ability to interpret and follow the rules established by the contract.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of interfacing departments' processes and priorities.

 

 

LIMITED NATURE OF JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description provides a general overview of the minimum requirements for and duties of the position and does not provide an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  Additionally, this job description does not list all essential job functions.  If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the essential job functions of this position, please contact the supervisor or manager responsible for this position.  

 

Please note that the duties and essential functions associated with this position may change over time to include new responsibilities and tasks as management deems necessary to address business needs.  Also, please note that, as a provider of vital public services, Entergy System Company employers expect employees to be available to assist in emergency situations, including storms and unexpected outages.  Individuals who will require some sort of accommodation in order to meet this expectation should discuss those matters with their management and HR Management Support.

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Beaumont
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 101259
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

 

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.


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