Lead Sourcing Specialist

More than a career – a chance to make a difference in people’s lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you’ll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Charlotte is the preferred work location, hiring manager is willing to consider alternate work location. Specific work location to be discussed during interview.

This position reports directly to the Director of Sourcing and is the 4th position in the Sourcing hierarchy.  This position will support strategic alignment with the T&D business unit material portfolios and demand planning, interacting with business partners and vendors. In addition to sourcing responsibilities, this role will also negotiate supplier contracts and execute production plans.


  • Leads and coordinates strategic sourcing (i.e. high value or risk) initiatives, market research analysis, contracting strategies, vendor management and delivering on annual savings targets.
  • Researches best practices successfully adopted by other industries and companies. Understand how to use benchmarking and/or other outside resources. Demonstrate knowledge of other industry practices.
  • Mentors and assist in the development of sourcing personnel, processes and procedures. Training and exhibiting the leadership skillset.
  • Develops and manages supplier relationships and programs.
  • Builds and nurtures excellent client relationships, including executive level business interfaces. Provides guidance to Supply Chain leadership as well as cross functional sourcing initiatives. Develop strategies to align with Corporate and Supply Chain initiatives to include but not limited to safety, diversity and inclusion, savings and value.
  • Maintains knowledge of commodities, sourcing of supply, services, diversity opportunities and market conditions that may impact future procurement.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree and seven (7) years related work experience or Associates Degree and nine (9) years related work experience
  • OR High School Diploma/GED and eleven (11) years related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Purchasing Manager
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management
  • Delivers and measures targeted cost reductions
  • Expert analytical, business acumen & customer service skills and understands market and supplier conditions
  • Develops innovative sourcing opportunities and strategies
  • Prepares market solicitation documents, conducts competitive marker processes i.e. RFP, bids, alliance negotiations, delivers and measures targeted cost reductions
  • Strong working knowledge of electric utility related customer operations
  • Strategic Sourcing experience
  • Experience in managing high level and strategic supplier relationships
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and team building skills including interface with cross functional teams and executive management
  • Bachelor’s + 7 years work experience


Working Conditions

  • Office with plant and vendor visits, as required
  • Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to a Duke Energy facility.  

Travel Requirements25-50%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


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Posting Expiration DateMonday, August 15, 2022

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

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