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Supply Chain Specialist


Stratton, OH, US, 43961

Job Function:  Procurement/Supply Chain
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  21010

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]


The Supply Chain Specialist position is self-directed and takes an organized approach to assigned Supply Chain activities. This position reports to the Site Supply Chain Manager. Responsibilities as assigned are placing purchase orders that include large strategic sourcing opportunities and tactical service and material procurement.


The individual as required, will work with site personnel in the establishment of purchase orders, inventory levels, validating work order demands, and reporting on key metrics for on-line and outage work to monitor accuracy of inventory and ordering. Interfacing with suppliers and plant personnel to expedite and status requests is required.



  • Making confident, sound decisions when faced with multi-faceted and complex problems.
  • Participating as an effective team member with strong organizational skills and ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Noticing and adhering to applicable procedures, policies and regulations throughout the Company
  • Placing orders for the Company that include large strategic sourcing opportunities, tactical service buying, and daily emergent part procurements and/or inventory management
  • Developing, recommending, and implementing business cases and solutions
  • Championing and effectively leading organizational change, while driving improvements in areas such as supplier management, enhanced productivity personnel development, and effectiveness



Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university/college and/or a minimum of 2 years of relevant supply chain experience required. Preferred experience includes strategic aspects of purchasing, including long term projects, services and tactical buying, inventory management, and analysis
  • Experience in an operating coal power plant preferred
  • Knowledge of the purchasing process with proven experience handling contracts/purchase agreements for a variety of work scopes and varying complexities
  • Familiar and skilled with the various purchasing and inventory transactions, preferably in SAP
  • Accomplished in negotiations and analysis of inventory
  • Demonstrated ability to explore alternative solutions to reach outcomes that support the company's goals and objectives
  • Proven success making recommendations on suppliers, identifying areas of supply risk, and providing support to contract and inventory implementation
  • Sound organizational awareness in and outside of the supply chain organization
  • Familiarity with supply chain management principles and methodologies
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written/verbal)
  • Demonstrated previous sourcing specialization in outage sourcing services, contracts, and inventory management
  • Previous sourcing specialization in outage sourcing services, contracts and inventory management

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: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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