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Company: PGE
Location: Wilsonville, OR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon's largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We're searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world's clean energy future!

At PGE, we are committed to helping our customers and the communities we serve achieve a clean energy future; a vision that is embedded in all functions and roles. This Manager of Inventory control will oversee the administration and operations of PGE's warehouses; be a subject matter expert in planning and inventory management and be accountable for the performance and results of the team.

Key Responsibilities

Manage Warehouse/Materials Management/Transformer Shop/Recycling Staff:  

Manages leaders of represented teams in various locations responsible for all storeroom functions including issuing, returning, and receiving material and parts, cycle counting, stocking material, removal of obsolete stock and entering data in the inventory management system; provides daily management of teams, ensuring that all relevant standards/procedures are followed. Manages the teams responsible for the management of capital equipment and asset records lifecycle (creating asset records for brand new equipment, tracking asset disposition) and refurbishment of tools and materials. Provides strategic directions to exempt employees, checks on progress on a regular basis and adjusts directions as needed.

Storeroom/Materials Management/Transformer Shop/Recycling Operations: 

Manages team responsible for maximum productivity and efficiency of the operations in an environmentally conscious and safe manner. Maintains acceptable standard storeroom and inventory practices and policies while being responsive to internal client requests and external customer needs.

Manages team responsible for asset recovery functions and annual dead stock review. Manages the audits of storeroom practices and ensures the compliance with department policies and procedures. Researches industry practices, new technology and work practices; employs continuous improvement methodologies to ensure operations are efficient, cost effective and meet all compliance and regulatory requirements; ensures compliance with PGE policies regarding inventory control.

Manages logistics on transportation of material and equipment. Sets direction and oversees demand management for inventory. Responsible for collaborating with multiple departments to ensure efficiency and meet customer needs.

Administrative Operations: 

Develops, maintains and monitors budgets (operating, maintenance and/or capital). Oversees hiring of employees, including interviewing, onboarding, performance reviews, training, etc. Works with external vendors to resolve problems and ensure efficient flow of material. Has ownership of inventory system processes. Oversees development of inventory training certifications.

Labor Relations: 

Functions as the primary link between business agent and the work force by interpreting and enforcing work practices consistent with the labor agreement. Supports company in union negotiation efforts.

Financial Management: 

Sets strategy and develops plans, policies and processes for the accounting, budgeting and, where applicable, charging of department resources and services, including the definition of cost models and charging models; sets, negotiates, approves and manages all financial budgets and targets, ensuring that there is adequate funding for department objectives and plans.

Safety Leadership:

Promotes and trains team members and monitors safety practices. Actively engages in changing safety culture.


Oversees workforce planning and resource strategy across multiple departments, ensuring that there is adequate skilled resource to meet planned service delivery or department objectives; ensures integration with strategic human resource plans; responsible for recruitment, development and demand forecasts for multiple departments.

Professional Development: 

Determines organizational development needs in line with business needs and strategic direction of departments; generates development strategies to achieve required change; monitors progress and evaluates business benefits achieved.

Project Work:

Represents inventory business process involving company initiatives. Initiates and oversees completion of infrastructure improvement projects (CRG).


Requires a bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, finance or other related field or equivalent experience.

Prefer eight or more years in materials management, contract administration, procurement, supply or a related field; utility experience preferred; supervisory/managerial experience required.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of inventory management practices, processes and procedures

  • Advanced knowledge of warehouse system management

  • Advanced knowledge of the Inventory Management System

  • Advanced knowledge of Supply Chain Management fundamentals

  • Advanced knowledge of Work Management System

  • Advanced knowledge of work order life cycle

  • Working knowledge of purchasing processes

  • Working knowledge of contract administration processes and practices

  • Working knowledge of standard office software applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations

  • Working knowledge of labor relations and applicable collective bargaining agreements

General Competencies

  • Advanced analytical thinking skills

  • Advanced conflict management skills

  • Advanced decision-making skills

  • Advanced focus on customers skills

  • Advanced interpersonal skills

  • Advanced negotiation skills

  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills

  • Advanced resource management skills

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

  • Advanced presentation and facilitation skills

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced safety Leadership skills

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
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