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IT Asset Management Specialist 

Non-Union Position
IS Enterprise Infrastructure; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)  

Hybrid schedule available for Oregon & Washington residents. 
Regular FT 
Posting # 4272  


The Role:


Join this high energy team in delivering quality, timely services while supporting the ever-growing needs of technology in the digital world. The IT&S Procurement Lead must be an effective change agent, playing the role of the educator while directing the acquisition activities of IT&S and the business in a proactive and strategic way. The demands are high, but the work is fun and engaging. This role is a pivotal component in IT&S accomplishing its mission.

Day to Day:


  • Drive the IT&S procurement strategy that is aligned with the overall corporate and business strategy priorities and translate corporate and business imperatives into IT&S procurement targets.
  • Develop and execute an action plan to evolve IT&S procurement into a strategic business function.
  • Set and attain the IT&S procurement measurement targets with a combination of financial and nonfinancial deliverables.
  • Deliver best-in-class technology products and services with the right balance of cost control, risk mitigation and speed.
  • Create purchase requisitions within a timeline that meets customer expectations.
  • Monitor PO delivery dates to ensure on-time receipt and maintain current and accurate purchasing and asset records in IT&S systems.
  • Ensure the development and maturity of key procurement competencies, such as business relationship management, and overseeing use of proper accounting codes for purchases.
  • Lead process improvement projects to improve procurement service delivery to exceed internal stakeholder satisfaction and requirements.
  • Consult team members as they lead strategic and tactical efforts. Support team training and continuous improvement, along with team and individual KPIs.
  • Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
  • Practices IT&S Culture Pillars which are our foundational values.


Accountability & Integrity 
We hold ourselves to a high standard and follow through on our commitments.  Our transparency, and ability to deliver on our promises make us a trusted and respected business partner.
Customer Focus 
We understand our customers’ needs and advocate for them.  Our relationship with our customers ensures the technical needs of the business are met.
Growth & Learning 
We embrace new technology and skills to better meet the company’s needs.  Our passion for new technology keeps us ahead of future opportunities for the business.
We relate with inclusion, kindness, curiosity, and humility.  Respect for differences leads to innovation and collaboration.

Come on your first day with:


  • A bachelor's degree in business or other discipline, such as supply chain management or IT&S, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years procurement or related experience. 
  • At least two years of experience in SAP.
  • Functional experience in IT&S is highly desirable and beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve superior results from leading the technology procurement function teams is expected.
  • Experience developing an effective technology procurement strategy that had a high impact in a similar capacity. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills in a job with a similar level of responsibility.
  • Proven ability to provide proactive, high-value procurement consultation to the business through thorough understanding of the business needs.
  • Deep knowledge of the use of technology procurement tools and an interest in driving automation and innovation in procurement process.
  • Knowledgeable in financial management, technology contract terms and legal issues.
  • Strong teamwork and internal customer service orientation.
  • Analytical and process oriented.
  • Superb problem-solving and relationship-building skills in complex supplier and internal customer relationship environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentations skills to craft and deliver the appropriate messages to stakeholders at all levels of the organization. 

What we offer:


Work Life Balance -

  • Up to 23 Vacation Days 
  • 2 Weeks' Sick Time 
  • 10 paid holiday and 3 floating holidays. 
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • 1500 Sq foot exercise facility and secure bike room. 


Financial -

  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • Generous 401K company contribution and match. 
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Up to $5250 a year in tuition reimbursement 


Discounts -

  • 20% off natural gas service 
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless 


Base salary range: $77,900.00 - $107,850.00 per year, depending on qualifications

Annual Target Incentive: Level 3, 9.5% target
Targets are calculated using eligible earnings during plan year participation. Payout, if earned, is based on company and individual performance for each plan year and may range from 0% – 200% of target. Targets are subject to change in subsequent plan years. Must be employed by September 30 in order to receive any prorated payout.    


Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.


Deadline: 03/28/23


Disclosure: We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.


All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.


NW Natural is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace our candidates’ diversity and take affirmative action to employ and advance individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, marital status, genetic information, and all other legally protected characteristics. We forbid discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on any protected status or characteristic. A criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment with NW Natural. Instead, we make individualized assessments regarding qualifications and backgrounds. NW Natural is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation as part of the application process, please contact us at or  (971) 979-6341.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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