Procurement Leader – Cooling Business



Lead Global Cooling Procurement function for Secure Power Division. He/she is in charge of supporting all sourcing and development activities on a WW basis

Main responsibilities are to lead all procurement activities for New Product Introduction and factory procurement

What will you do?

He/she is recognized in the Procurement community, Mechanical Engineering, Cooling business, Offer Creation Process and Brand Labeling.

  •  Deliver with his/her team the best competitive advantage to LoB through best-in-class
  • Procurement strategies focused on customers & value creation, thanks to robust supplier choices and management.
  • Quality oriented

People management

  • Lead a team of Procurement leaders and assistants with strong focus on communication and empowerment
  • Lead from the front if and where needed
  • Coaching as a key developmental tool
  • Support, encourage and enforce great teamwork with adjacent organizations in procurement
  • Size the team & resources according to projects load.

 Sourcing strategy

  • Connect LOB strategy and future needs with Supplier Market risk and opportunities. Challenge and deploy category strategy and SOCs. Update regularly the LOB Procurement strategy
  • Ensure each buyer defines and deploys a project Procurement strategy in his projects and drives Procurement activities accordingly.

Project management: execution of Procurement activities in projects

  • Actively participate to OTM phase, driving choices on Core technologies
  • Ensure PMP/Agile deliverables maturity for each stage gate
  • Boost stronger partnerships: brand labelling, early supplier involvement, supplier adopted innovation in design, co-development,
  • Ensure the team is using in the most efficient manner the standard Procurement tools and process (Supplier selection,supplier management, contracts, CSRM, SRIM, Cost target, cost follow-up, capex optimization, Make or Buy)
  • Boost transformation key initiatives like early supplier involvement, co-development, specifications challenge in OTM phase
  • Project and supplier performance – Ensure a good follow up of projects dashboard all along the PMP and help
  • Ensure that Project Procurement Leader evaluate regularly the supplier performance during and after the project launch

 Productivity advocate

  • Manage supplier negotiation,
  • Build strong APOP
  • Make sure of pipeline / idea generation
  • Participate to actions prioritization
  • Manage resource allocation escalation to the LoB

 Performance criteria

  • Project Target Cost achievement
  • Project Time to market achievement
  • Innovation from suppliers
  • Partnership with suppliers
  • Employee’s engagement
  • Multisourcing and standardization.
  • QVE & COS productivity

What qualifications will make you successful for this role?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA in Procurement, Supply Chain, or other related function from a top University
  • 15+ years of experience managing procurement in various domain (Category, Operations, Offer Creation)
  • Experience in Application Engineering, Power Electronics design/Embedded system Knowledge
  • Customer-orientation, but also willing and able to challenge stakeholders
  • Seasoned leader to develop high performance culture
  • Strong team builder, developing skills, attracting & inspiring people, building career path across functions
  • Strong Strategic Vision
  • Excellent Negotiating skills and experience working in a strategic environment.
  • Analytical background and interest
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo
  • Superior communication skills, with the ability to not only clearly communicate verbally and in written form, but also to listen well to others to genuinely understand their viewpoints and take them into consideration of sourcing strategy and supplier selection
  • Demonstrated ability to complete complex, cross-business projects in a multi-dimension organizational structure
  • Demonstrated ability to “sell” one’s ideas to others in a very diverse, multicultural business environment
  • A self-starter with a high degree of motivation who can work with minimal direct supervision
  • Open personality that is naturally curious to learn yet very focused on essential activities as agreed with management
  • Digital acumen
  • Fluent English

What’s in it for me?

  • Permanent contract
  • Flexibility on the job;
  • Exciting work in an international company, with opportunities to lead and contribute to various collaborative projects with cross-regional teams;
  • Special training tailored to your needs and career goals;
  • Opportunities for growth based on clear development paths;
  • An environment where employees have equal opportunities to reach their maximum potential, depending on personal performance and aspirations;
  • Global Family Leave program;
  • Ticket restaurant or cafeteria meal;
  • Equity plans;
  • Welfare programs that can be extended to your family;
  • Health insurance and professional/extra-professional accident insurance.

Let us learn about you! Apply today.