Get to Know: Dwight Hayden, Inventory Analyst

As an inventory analyst, Dwight knows the value of having the right items on hand to operate the province’s electricity system. 

Where are you from and when did you first start working at Hydro?

I’m originally from Badger, but I currently live in Grand Falls-Windsor. I’ve been working with Hydro for over 14 years and have worked in a number of different locations and roles.

What’s the main focus of your current role?

As an Inventory Analyst at our Bishop’s Falls office, I manage, monitor, and analyze data in relation to inventory items. That means I make sure we have the equipment and supplies on hand that we need to operate our province’s electricity system – that’s everything from transformers, poles and powerline hardware, to PPE and safety equipment.

What made you want to work at Hydro?

Hydro is known for being a good employer in the province, and being able to stay close to home for work played a major part of that decision. It’s very rewarding to be able to stay at home and have a good career.

What does an average day look like for you?

I provide functional support for all employees in all areas so most days I work closely with our planners, procurement and purchasing teams, and finance, ensuring the right stocking levels are maintained and that we have the materials and equipment we need for safe, reliable operations.

Tell us something about your job that people might find surprising?

A lot of people don’t realize that Bishop’s Falls is the main storage, shipping and receiving area for all of Hydro’s operations. My team supports all areas of the business from our office in central Newfoundland.

Why is your job important?

Managing costs for customers is extremely important at Hydro. Our level of inventory directly impacts our operational costs – and electricity rates. If we’re managing our overhead by carrying the appropriate amount of the items we need – and not those that we don’t – we are helping ensure we can fulfill our mandate and provide electricity at the least cost to customers.

What do you find most fulfilling about your job?

I take a lot of pride in my work and always want to do a good job. At the end of the day, I like knowing that I’m having a positive contribution to how we manage our costs and business processes, and ultimately, our customers around Newfoundland and Labrador.