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Mgr, Fuels Logistics - FES - Akron, Ohio


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Risk Management
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19290

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to 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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [FES]


Position will provide oversight to primary fossil fuel and reagent materials and services across the fossil fuel generation assets.  The Manager will collaborate with FES customers and suppliers to efficiently manage coal and reagent purchases, logistics, inventory management and reporting.  While primary fuel purchase agreements and commercial terms are negotiated for 2019, the Manager will play a key role in analyzing and establishing new agreements in 2020 and beyond. 


This position will provide leadership to plant personnel on leveraging spend with third party logistics providers, coordinating barge shipments and tracking inventory. The manager is responsible for developing and maintaining common processes across all sites and for developing and leading sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements.


The ideal candidate will have extensive fuel logistics and inventory experience in fossil power generation.


The position is located at the West Akron Campus in Akron, Ohio.


Responsibilities include:

  • Results relating to: managing fuel and reagent supply, developing logistics strategies, setting invoice payments and communicating clear expectations between plant personnel and suppliers
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts and managing change.
  • Establishing and managing performance metrics aligned with business plans.
  • Ability to execute functional business plans and contribute to the overall functional strategies, both short-term and long-term
  • Development of 2-year fuel logistics strategy
  • Barge, rail logistics management, inventory management, planning, managing settlement processes, budgeting and reporting
  • Directing staff, conducting performance reviews and developmental plans as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline required
  • Minimum 4 years work experience in a related field required
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with operations resources and third party service providers
  • Identify and qualify opportunities to reduce costs
  • Lead and facilitate leadership and staff to implement and achieve operational improvements
  • Establish and achieve service level agreements with internal customers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of operational and business performance drivers
  • Understanding of leading tools and solutions to support spend and inventory analytics
  • Experience in managing strategic supplier relationships





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.

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FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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