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Director, Supply Chain Material Operations


Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Job Function:  Procurement/Supply Chain
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  57604

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 the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


The Director, Supply Chain Materials Operations provides strategic leadership and vision for FirstEnergy’s Supply Chain (SC) Material Operations team.  The director provides leadership to the warehousing and logistics functions, which ensures the movement and accuracy of material to support efficient and effective operations.   This individual guides the SC Material Operations leadership team in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and processes to ensure the acquisition and timely flow of materials.


The position reports to the Vice President of Supply Chain. The preferred location is Ohio but can be sited within the FirstEnergy service territory in PA, WV, MD, or 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:


  • Leading coordination among Warehousing, Utility Operations, and Procurement to ensure integrated objectives and coordinated execution with respect to material needs, logistics, and inventory levels 
  • Ensuring the safety of staff and public in all aspects of work to preserve emergency readiness
  • Working closely with Operations to forecast material demand and sustain high service levels and fill rates
  • Responding to regulatory requests related to inventory, materials and investment management, warehousing & logistics, field stores operations, and recovery
  • Working closely with Supply Chain peers to develop strategies for continual material supply and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Demonstrating a record of developing and growing talent within the workforce
  • Upholding the accuracy of inventory records
  • Executing investment recovery processes for scrap and equipment refurbishment
  • Owning the overall business plan and budget development
  • Setting inventory strategies to balance operational and financial needs
  • Interpreting, thoroughly understanding, and applying labor agreements, HR policies, and other company regulations fairly and equitably for all employees
  • Ensuring adherence to corporate policies; in particular, enforces policies around inventory and capital spares
  • Leading responses for materials and logistics for FirstEnergy during emergency situations
  • Creating value in the FirstEnergy supply chain with efficiency and cost saving measures to reduce total cost of ownership
  • Managing responses to regulatory audits and interrogatories (e.g., FERC, BPU, PaPUC, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related discipline and minimum 10 years’ related work experience.  Related work experience includes warehousing, materials management, and operational logistics management
  • Minimum 5 years of bargaining unit supervisory experience is required; demonstrated track record of facilitating agreements with union leadership
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in electric utility materials management preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of warehousing, logistics and inventory management practices
  • Strong knowledge of inventory forecasting and planning methods such as MRP and reorder point planning
  • Executive presence and effective presentation skills
  • Highly motivated and capable of influencing change in an organization with minimal supervision
  • Strong strategic planning, financial and analytical skills
  • Appreciation for FirstEnergy’s core values and behaviors along with demonstrated experience, mindset, and strong disposition toward transparency; unassailable integrity and trustworthiness
  • Demonstrated record of developing and growing talent
  • Thought leader and strong team player who challenges and supports those around them
  • Able to span boundaries and engage key stakeholders
  • Willing to travel throughout organization and service territory and work extended hours, as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

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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