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The Supervisor/Purchasing oversees the Purchasing Department and is responsible for providing overall coordination and leadership of purchasing activities companywide. This position supports current practices and evaluates changes beneficial to the Enterprise Business System with an emphasis on the Oracle Purchasing and Sourcing modules.


  • Oversee and participate, as needed, approximately $100 million per year in procurement transactions for the Purchasing Department, assuring cost effective purchases are made in accordance with Standard Practice 190.0
  • Develop working relationships with managers, supervisors and staff in order to gain knowledge of their business needs
  • Negotiate and/or purchase high dollar/high volume material and equipment for Southwest Gas, achieving high quality, timely delivery and best value all within Company policy and procedures
  • Solicit requests for quotations, analyze responses and recommend awards
  • Interview prospective and current suppliers to determine costs, products, market trends, etc.
  • Visit supplier facilities to determine capabilities
  • Evaluate and recommend new or alternate materials and equipment
  • Oversee department forecasting activities for critical materials
  • Balance workload in the Purchasing Department, striving for equitable distribution of work amongst all team members
  • Train staff and division personnel (as needed) on appropriate and correct functional requirements, policy and procedures for Southwest Gas procurement activities
  • Conduct regular team meetings with Purchasing Staff in order to provide on-going training and the opportunity to exchange information regarding changes in the department, company and any other applicable information
  • Effectively communicate problem, background, triage and status with Purchasing Staff
  • Serve as principal contact for internal and external auditors during Purchasing Department audits
  • Ensure department activities are in compliance with established Sarbanes Oxley controls
  • Maintain and periodically revise Standard Practice 190.0 – Purchasing Goods
  • Act as liaison between Corporate Purchasing and system support to improve, correct or resolve system related problems
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a college degree with five to seven years of relevant work experience or equivalent relevant work experience. Working knowledge and a strong understanding of the integration and functional setup of the installed Oracle modules (Purchasing, Payables,

General Ledger, Inventory, and order management) is required.


Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) credentials required or the ability to obtain.

Salary Details

$68,929 - $86,161