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CBRE Power & Cooling Equipment Purchasing/Materials Management Manager ( Procurement Manager) in Houston, Texas

Power & Cooling Equipment Purchasing/Materials Management Manager ( Procurement Manager)

Sunnyvale, California, United States


7 additional locations

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesAtlanta, Georgia, United StatesReston, Virginia, United StatesSan Jose, California, United StatesNew York, New York, United StatesHouston, Texas, United StatesChicago, Illinois, United States


Requisition # 21000809

Post Date 21 hours ago


CBRE's client owns and operates data centers all over the world, helping to keep the internet humming 24/7. Our relentless focus on innovation has made our data centers some of the most high-performing, secure, reliable, and efficient data centers in the world.

Job Description Summary:

CBRE shall be providing its client with Power and Cooling equipment purchasing and supply chain management support. The primary categories of mechanical and electrical equipment included are back-up power generators, generator enclosures, electrical switchgear, transformers, bus duct and mechanical cooling equipment.

Role can be performed remotely during COVID, but ultimately at the following locations may be favored by client: Sunnyvale, CA, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, New York City, Northern Virginia, Atlanta, GA.

Candidates with prior knowledge of this type of equipment would be helpful to support day-to-day operations, large and complex project deployments, and will work across numerous customer teams.

The Purchasing & Supply Chain Specialist will also provide the following Services:


Support the evaluation against current global and regional supply agreements

Support analysis of supplier lead times against project planner and escalate issues

Create complete procurement planner for RFx effort

RFx Process:

Support Commodity Managers on requirements for localized RFx, confirm RFx supplier bid list or sole source (agreed at Global / Regional level)

Review RFx documentation / Issue RFx documents to bidder, Issue bidder(s) queries to DCS Team

Support Commodity Managers with final pricing updates and agreement

Create draft Award Recommendation Letter (ARL) or Single Source Justification (SSJ)

BOM Review:

Conduct reviews of bills of material (BOM)

Support analysis of data and capture metrics including single source, sole source, lead time, dual source

Support Commodity manager with cost analysis including the creating liability curves (S-Curve)

Clear to Build

Conduct calls with vendor and work with them to review readiness for upcoming production

Monitor manufacturing cycle time

Project PO Req Drafting, Routing and Execution (non-NPI):

Draft Project PO request form

Review PO request form with supplier

Set up folder and save all relevant files

Seek budget allocation from PCG

Send executed PO to Supplier / Send redacted executed PO to General Contractor

Project Team and Supplier Delivery Coordination:

Maintain communication of project required-on-jobsite dates with supplier

Support analysis of supplier lead times against project planner and escalate issues, where necessary

Create dashboard reporting on delivery progress and commitments

Expediting/Managing Order To Delivery (OTD) commits:

Review and monitor revisions to OTD commits

Establish if expediting / delaying of OTD commits is required

Identify a contingency plan and resolution procedure


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree inMechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or some related technical field,from four-year College and/or Universityor have 5 year of commercial MEP equipment purchasing experience.Minimum of two years of related experience and/or training. Minimum five years experience in procurement of real estate or facility management services and supplies.

  1. Must have prior work experience with purchasing, sourcing, or purchasing of commercial mechanical and electrical equipment used in large construction projects.

  2. Working Knowledge of Purchasing statistics: Work Load in/out, Individual Buyer Stat, PPV, and MRP Stats, and Contract Log.

  3. Supply Management Certifications are preferred, but not required.

  4. Accomplishments in handling diverse and complex sourcing transactions, negotiations, and contractual responsibility.

  5. Must have strong technical skills and comfort using the following:

  6. Power user of Google Applications; including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, GMail, and Hangouts (Google video conferencing)

  7. Dashboard creation using Tableau or similar applications.

  8. Comfort with frequent video conferencing


C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of database reporting and platform manipulation. Familiarity with use of contracts management tools and platforms.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)