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Buyer II


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Procurement/Supply Chain
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  62364

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.


The Supply Chain Operational Buyer Specialist works with the operational buying manager, category specialists and key user areas for proper management of transactional activities that occur after signing a strategic sourcing contract, as well as small-value purchases requested by user areas. In addition, working with business unit end users to define requirements, developing sourcing solutions and executing sourcing process to drive Total Cost of Ownership value.

This position can be sited at any location within the FirstEnergy service territory which is OH, WV, PA, MD and NJ.  The ability to work remotely within the United States may be available based on business need.  This option is not available in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Create and process a high volume of standard purchase orders (POs), outline agreements, framework orders, and change orders in line with  best practices/policies
  • Assure that activities following the closing of a strategic sourcing contract (P2P – Procure to Pay) are completed effectively with a high level of detail
  • Develop terms and conditions in collaboration with contract support, diversity, supplier risk, and ESG analysts
  • Coordinate with project coordinators to ensure delivery of product/service to end user
  • Utilize strategic sourcing strategy to drive TCO Savings for operational spend
  • Leverage technology, analytics, and tools to drive sourcing savings for operational purchases
  • Analyze, evaluate and optimize sourcing methods with Strategic Category Specialist
  • Develop strong relationships with suppliers through the supplier performance management and sourcing process
  • Maintain operational manager informed about purchase order output and quality standards




  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain,  business administration, engineering or related experience preferred
  • Experience in procurement-related buying and procedure
  • Comprehensive understanding of the operational process of purchasing and making low-value purchases
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented (check documents, check errors, etc.)
  • Ability to understand and follow procurement procedures, adapting to new policies and changes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Users and supplier relationship skills
  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Purchasing, Engineer, Performance Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, Human Resources, Operations