POSITION SUMMARY:

Leads the procurement process for the supply of material/ services in the most cost and operationally effective manner from/for multiple geographical regions (i.e EMEA, Asia & Americas) for the flawless execution of The Project Procurement Plan (PP) including ensuring that project deliverable obligations are met and in line with customer requirements.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Execute project procurement activities, including high value project critical items, in accordance with project schedules and in compliance with engineering specifications and customer requirements while ensuring materials/services are procured within/below the budgeted cost.
  • Compile relevant technical specifications and contractual documents for the development of Request For Quotation (RFQ) in line with the PP.
  • Determine project specific supplier commercial requirements including those from the prime contract (flow down terms).
  • Analyze supplier proposals in close collaboration with Engineering and Project Management. Lead and be responsible for commercial evaluation and conclusions.
  • Perform techno-commercial supplier negotiations concluding with Purchase Order placement, ensuring compliance with project requirements and in accordance with cost saving targets.
  • Work closely with the Logistics, Customs and Export function in ensuring that procured materials have the lowest total landed cost while complying with global trade regulations.
  • Issue Purchase Order in ERP system, JD Edwards.
  • Coordinate with relevant internal stake holders (Project Management, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing Site teams & Logistics) to ensure flawless project procurement execution.
  • Ensure materials/services provided by suppliers meet the Purchase Order contractual requirements. This includes management of supplier deviations (non-conformity) and creation of remedial action plan as applicable.
  • Proactive post order follow up, expediting and resolution of scope and/or commercial revisions.
  • Claims management including formal communication/resolution with supplier.
  • Purchase Order close out including ensuring that all contractual obligations have been met and required securities are in place prior to final payment.
  • Support the Global Supply Chain Supplier Qualification process in identifying suppliers able to deliver products and services in compliance with Hamon Group Quality Management standards, and project/customer requirements.
  • Lead/Assist in Regional Frame Work Agreements in close collaboration with Global Sourcing to drive year on year baseline cost reductions.
  • Provide relevant data including price levels, supplier details, etc. to Global Sourcing to enable the updating of the Global Sourcing cost and supplier data base.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Academic/Professional Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business.
  • Five (5) years of experience in Project Procurement; three (3) of which are in Project Procurement operations in the engineering/construction industry, preferably in an EPC environment.
  • Power industry experience preferred; knowledge of cooling towers, air cooled condensers a plus.
  • Very strong negotiation skills in often complex and time sensitive environments. Experience with international contracts a plus.
  • Well versed in general contractual terms and conditions.
  • Working knowledge of payment securities and insurance.
  • A strong team player with excellent ability to make balanced decisions, taking into account risk and benefits of proposed actions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.
  • Good I.T skills with experience working with ERP systems (JDE preferred).
  • Exposure to international procurement in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluent in English – additional languages are an asset.
  • Willingness to travel internationally (up to 30 % if required).