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Date: Jan 12, 2022


Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


General Summary


The Supply Chain Coordinator IV/Supervisor role has overall responsibility for the execution of performance and people management for each of the teams within its accountability. Specifically this includes operations, materials management, warehouse management and logistics management.  This role will lead OM&C with a LEAN, CE Way and Servant Leadership accumen. It should be noted that the exact make-up of this team can change over time. The SC Coord/Super will oversee and lead the team in store/stockrooms/MDC for the ordering, scheduling, delivery and management of materials for projects and operations. The SC Coord/Super will escalate potential shortages and special material requirements to eliminate project delays on large, complex, or high-priority projects and initiatives. Prepares documentation to track cost, discrepancies, and special needs. Works with SC staff and Business Partners to provide day-to-day support for materials management, supports inventory management and procurement, and responds to questions and solves problems. Collaborates with SC, suppliers, and Business Partners on coordination of procurement operations related to materials and waste elimination projects.


Job Description/Responsiblities


  • Servant Leadership: Responsible for coordination and direction of the material services operation including directing the union workforce activities assure safe and efficient operation; managing material schedules to provide requested levels of service; coordinating, following-up on materials issues related to projects and procurement activities to support routine, planned, or emergency projects for Business Partners. Engages with SC and CMS project teams on complex and high-priority projects to ensure materials coordination on behalf of SC. Provides timely updates on status for emergent priority issues, works independently and take pre-emptive actions to ensure that materials from suppliers get to customer or project sites on schedule.
  • Supplier Management: Works with suppliers of materials, parts, and products to take the actions necessary to get the items to where they are needed in a timely and efficient manner. Coordinates with internal and external shipping and logistics staff to provide any information needed by Suppliers or from Suppliers to expedite materials. Develops and sustains relationships with materials suppliers. Supports collaboration efforts with SC, Business Partners, and suppliers to improve business results
  • Project Coordination: Serves on Business Partner project teams to provide and assists in the coordination of information and material flows between SC and BP teams. Provides input into planning processes for routine and priority procurement of materials for CMS projects and initiatives. Communicates with Business Partners and suppliers on project matters related to materials management
  • Inventory Data and Planning: Works with SC inventory management and other SC staff to understand the availability and status of materials and parts in inventory. Works with SC and Business Partners to reallocate materials across projects as project priorities change. Assists users of materials across CMS in planning for materials and parts based on knowledge of inventory and supplier response times.
  • Business Partner Relationship Management: Works with SC and Business Partner project teams to ensure that their objectives and timelines are met from a materials coordination standpoint. Adjusts and makes improvement to sustain SC supplier and materials strategy and compliance with CMS objectives. Communicates vendor initiatives and improvements to Business Partners as appropriate.




  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and time-management skills
  • Proficient with the MS Office suite
  • knowledge of SAP systems required
  • Strong customer-oriented mindset
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with an ability to communicate with suppliers and business unit partners
  • Ability to be persuasive and build credibility internally and externally
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Vendor management, materials management, project management, or data management experience, preferably within the manufacturing, utility, or construction sectors




  • BA, preferably in Business, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain or other related field or equivalent experience/training
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) preferred
  • SAP experience preferred
  • LEAN experience/certification preferred
  • 3-5 years of directly relevant work experience, that may include Supervision, experience working on cross-functional teams, project management, waste elimination and LEAN


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Muskegon
Nearest Secondary Market: Grand Rapids

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