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Procurement Specialist - Irving, TX at Vistra Corporate Services Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Irving, Texas

Job Description:

If you have what it takes to become part of the Vistra Energy family and would like to start a promising career with a global leader, take a look at the exciting employment opportunities that are currently available and apply online. 

Job Description

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for driving savings and implementing contractual protections for the company.  Tasks include leading sourcing events as well as facilitating the contracting and procurement processes. A solid knowledge of all aspects of the sourcing, contracting and procurement processes is required. The position is expected to work with key internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements, conduct spend analyses, perform market and supplier analysis, facilitate the bid/proposal process, develop and use supplier evaluation criteria, conduct negotiations, formulate purchase orders and contract documents, manage invoicing exceptions, and manage supplier performance including issue resolution. This position will also coordinate with internal customers to create sourcing strategies that deliver quantifiable savings.



•Lead multiple sourcing events across categories such as Consulting Services, Credit Bureaus, Third Party Collections, Logistics, Office Supplies (categories are subject to change)

•Analyze spend and develop cost savings estimates

•Work with key stakeholders and Sourcing Managers to gather business and technical requirements (scope of work)

•Conduct market analysis to profile the commodity based on business value and buyer influence

Contracting & Procurement

•Conduct supplier negotiations, including negotiating commercial and legal terms.

•Draft, implement and manage contract expirations, renewals, amendments, terminations, etc

Supplier Relationship Management

•Develop and manage Suppliers capable of meeting safety, quality, cost, timing and technology expectations.

•Communication with internal stakeholders regarding their needs for materials and service, their perspective on supplier performance, etc.

•Conduct regular business reviews with Suppliers to address any performance improvement plans, savings opportunities, innovation, market trends, etc.

Supplier Diversity

•Support and promote Vistra’s supplier diversity program


•Responsible for the timely and efficient procurement of services and goods for categories managed within Corporate Supply Chain

•Accountable for the creation of real value, including price savings, supplier productivity, and potential revenue generation through sourcing events and negotiations

•Lead cross functional teams in supplier sourcing actions and communicate with key stakeholders

•Maintain accurate data in contracting and purchasing systems

•Manage contract expirations and renewals


•BA/BS required.  MBA or JD preferred; other graduate degree potentially acceptable

•Prior experience managing large sourcing events and negotiating commercial & legal terms

•Demonstrated problem-solving and strong analytical skills – able to construct/execute multiple analyses (e.g. TCO, NPV; cost-price analyses) simultaneously

•Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

•Certifications – CPM or CPSM preferred

Job Family

Supply Chain


Vistra Corporate Services Company


Irving, Texas


We are a company of people committed to:  Exceeding Customer Expectations, Great People, Teamwork, Competitive Spirit and Effective Communication.  If this describes you, then you will have a good career here!

If you currently work for Vistra Energy, TXU or Luminant please apply via the internal career site.