The purpose of this position is to work in collaboration with the local Integrated Solutions Proposal Teams / Skid Engineering and Sourcing team, to drive a common strategy for cost estimation and integration (where possible) of pipework, frames, assembly, testing, component sourcing for Natural Gas projects starting from the quotation phase till negotiations prior to order release.
Develop and improve the integration between the multiple sites (Bologna, Armentieres and Manchester) in order to leverage piping, components standardization (where possible) and drive common practices and goals.
Drive cost containment and increase margin uplift, for projects as per the targets provided by BU management.
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Responsible for developing the Natural Gas (NG) Integrated Solutions procurement strategy, leading the European sourcing effort for NG Skid and NG Smart Solution business, identifying potential suppliers and conducting negotiations on project buyout and service costs.
Develops global channels of supply at the lowest total buyout and service costs through the establishment of buying agreements with strategic suppliers.
Identifies and implements best practices, transforming the procurement function in the NG Integrated Solutions from one that is locally driven to one that is truly global and most cost-effective, regardless of location.
Drives supply chain analysis and strategy for Integrated Solutions projects, and perform ongoing supplier development and performance management, evaluation and improvement.
Negotiate supplier long-term agreements with a focus on performance, cost containment and inventory reduction consistent with the project strategy.
Continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of the NG Integrated Solutions business.
In conjunction with Integrated Solutions Proposal & Engineering teams, develops potential NG skid pipework, frames, vessels, equipment suppliers as outsourced manufacturer of Emerson designed equipment.
Serves as checkpoint to encourage utilization of Emerson equipment whenever economically & technically viable before sourcing externally.
Extensive experience of sourcing, procurement and supply chain management experience.
Ability to comprehend and interpret engineering drawings, quality systems requirements, component requirement and customer specifications.
In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement with special reference to pipework, skid packages, vessels etc.
A good working understanding of components and equipment to be sourced, including but not limited to valves, process automation, transmitters, pressure and temperature gauges, filters, turbine and ultrasonic meters, etc.
A proven track record of delivering savings, reducing lead time & increasing the supplier on time percentage.
Experience in establishing and managing pricing agreements with strategic suppliers.
Strong leadership, and excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
Analytical mind-set, but also creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches to sourcing.
Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions.
Very knowledgeable about current market prices of materials, components and equipment to be purchased, and familiar with alternative options that can help reduce costs
Experienced with modern sourcing and procurement systems.
Fluent English spoken and written communication skills (French and / or Italian are a plus)