Senior Procurement / Supply Chain Specialist for Project Procurement

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Illinois, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

Responsibility

 

Main duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead and drive all procurement activities for medium and large CapEx projects throughout initiation, study phase, pre-project phase, detailed engineering and execution phase
  • Lead the development of project procurement strategy and project procurement plan in alignment with the project managers and the site asset managers
  • Secure early involvement of procurement and take an active role in the budgeting estimation process
  • Actively participate within project team in a constructive manner to find the best solutions taking concepts such as Total Cost of Ownership and Landed cost into account
  • Provide detailed knowledge of the market and supplier alternatives to the projects
  • Manage the procurement execution against approved baseline and assure compliancy against policies and procedures
  • Manage engineering contractor in project procurement execution
  • Lead negotiations for medium and large projects and set up project specific contracts with suppliers including with all relevant clauses, guarantees, etc.
  • Work with supplier and project members to secure timely delivery of agreed services or products.
  • Work with the category managers within the region and other to identify best cost sourcing alternatives and identify opportunity to leverage spend
  • Actively work to identify and mitigate risks within the project and secure a solid handover to the tactical site buying team
  • Build project procurement expertise and use as best practices within region also seeking knowledge and inspiration in the external market
  • Manage supplier related risks within the project
     
    Education:
     
    • Bachelor degree, Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred
     
    Skills & Competencies:
     
  • Good leadership skills and ability to build and maintain teams and networks
  • Ability to form and lead cross functional teams in international environment
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence and engage people
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Highly effective with stakeholder management and capability to build strong relationship internally and externally
  • Ability to analyze data and technical requirements and efficiently communicate and sell concepts to stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of different project phases and key deliverables
  • Ability to manage and deliver on targets and adapt solutions and strategies accordingly to reach the wanted result
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with high work pace and manage deadlines
  • Team player mind set with the ability to navigate in complex project organizations
  • Analytical skills with ability to capture total economic impact of multiple business alternative
  • Ability to manage conflicting business interests
  • Understanding and experience of cultural diversity
  • Results oriented, fast paced culture
  • Self-driven and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

 

Experience:

 

  • Minimum 7 years procurement experience, project management experience is considered a plus
  • Experience working on medium to large size industrial projects in an international environment, preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in English, additional languages are an asset
     

Travel:  25 – 30%
 

Job Requirements

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Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
N0000212
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Illinois
Site
Morris
Business unit
Integrated Supply Chain
Job characteristics
Job family
Procurement
Hierarchy level
Management
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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