Kelly Services Project Procurement Manager in Houston, Texas
Kelly Services is currently recruiting for an experienced, detail-oriented, and strategic Project Procurement Manager to join a long-term team in Houston, Texas ! Do you have what it takes?
The Project Procurement Manager (PPM) creates value for the company by ensuring that the project teams use Global Purchasing strategies and achieve project goals relating to cost, delivery, quality and safety through Global Project Methodology (GPM) and the capital procurement work processes.
This role achieves these goals by developing and implementing project supply strategies and procurement management plans for projects they are assigned. This role ensures that procurement involvement with project teams globally delivers the maximum possible value to the Businesses, Joint Venture (JV) or 3rd party affiliate partner.
The PPM is a purchasing, planning, and implementation role and serves as the primary interface between Global Purchasing, the Business, JV, or 3rd party affiliate Company, and the owner project team for the sourcing and purchasing of all equipment commodities, materials, and construction labor and services for a project. The PPM is a key member of the project team and actively leads, influences, and engages to help determine overall project procurement needs are established and executed successfully. The PPM provides support on Model A execution projects (internally executed projects with Engineering Solutions) and/or Model B and C execution, where the EPC or EPCm services are outsourced to a 3rd party EPC/EPCm company.
Daily Tasks May Include :
Ensure that the strategic sourcing activities and procurement operating discipline are followed to help assure project efficiency and purchasing effectiveness.
Provide consulting, training, guidance, and leadership as a key project team member in support of capital or expense projects, as applicable, including potential business account relationships.
Positively impact project strategy through detailed working knowledge of company systems, business policies, procedures, ethics, legal issues and external suppliers.
Identify strategic value contribution opportunities and defines value contribution projects based on business discussions and interfaces with the business and/or project.
Verify that appropriate attention is given to all aspects of procurement by monitoring information and conformity to established practices.
Develop customized project procurement plan(s) and instructions for each project and distributes to Purchasing and project personnel.
Develop and manage customized Project Supply Plan(s) as a control document.
Direct purchasing activities to maximize protection of company assets through proper use of legal documents such as service agreements, indemnity agreements and others.
Balance legal considerations with project needs in making business decisions, utilizing the concept of "appropriate risk" as a tool in taking action after weighing alternatives.
Lead or coordinate effort for the project team to resolve claims and disputes against company or by company against suppliers.
Intervene with suppliers on performance issues at the request of the project team, and in consultation with the appropriate Strategic Sourcing Center representative.
Coordinate to resolve equipment procurement problems, together with Construction Management, during the construction stage of the project as applicable.
In order to maintain client satisfaction with the businesses and project teams, travel will be required including, but not limited to short-term business trips. Flexibility is required for unexpected trips that may be associated with EPC market management. Travel could include international assignments.
Regional and/or Site PPMs
Support clusters of projects in close proximities
Handle multiple-site executed projects with small and/or medium project spends
Any other related duties as needed.
Critical Success Factors :
Beginning/Intermediate knowledge of the Purchasing system(s) and the information systems that interface with SAP / Diamond Systems.
Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of standard core software (MS Office)
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Understanding of internal work processes that interface with Capital Purchasing.
Must work well with internal partners and suppliers to understand the processes, identify gaps, investigate root causes, and initiate process improvements.
Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities.
Demonstrated leadership abilities and teamwork skills.
Knowledge Required :
A solid knowledge base in the following is required to perform this role effectively:
Procurement purchasing systems
Inspection work process
Expediting work process
Delegation of Authority (DOA)
Procurement business rules
Basic financial analysis - economic profit, cash flow, time value of money, make versus buy, foreign currency valuation
Negotiation strategies and tactics
Procurement work processes, including site specific work processes
Fundamentals of market research/analysis
Conflict resolution process
Education/Certification/Experience Requirements :
Bachelor Degree and/or 5+ years of related experience
In addition to the Microsoft Tools below, users work in Purchasing System (SAP):
MS Word - Intermediate proficiency creating documents
MS Excel - Intermediate proficiency managing data in Excel
MS Outlook - Manage and accurately file and label e-mails
Intranet/Internet - Competent in web searching (find topics independently, research information)
SAP - Understand how data is best managed, linked and queried in databases.
MS PowerPoint - Intermediate proficiency
Apply today for immediate consideration!
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About Kelly ®
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Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
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