Sourcing Principal

Requisition Number:  7285
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

Sourcing Principal


The Project Procurement Management team supports a variety of projects for new nuclear plant opportunities, upgrading the operating nuclear plant fleet, and also decommissioning the plants that have reached their end of life.  The group is involved in procuring many different products and services in the areas of structural, mechanical, flow control, electrical, instrumentation & control, field services and staff augmentation.


Your Day to Day

Act as the Sourcing lead for various aspects of the procurement lifecycle.  The position requires establishing relationships with Westinghouse engineering and project management organizations, use of competitive and market intelligence for assigned product areas, supplier management and Terms and Conditions negotiations. 


The individual for this role will be expected to:

  • Develop relationships and procurement strategy for assigned suppliers / projects
  • Build strong relationships with internal customers to help differentiate priorities and obtain early involvement in project support activities.
  • Lead sourcing strategies for new plant procurement opportunities.
  • Embrace change in GSCS as we look to strategically reposition the organization to support core business and growth.
  • Optimize total cost of ownership and manage supplier risk, while meeting business stakeholders' requirements within assigned categories
  • Deliver excellence in procurement activities through a structured category management process including: spend analytics, strategy development, negotiations, and stakeholder engagement
  • Plan and align with business stakeholders to deliver desired business results (including savings for annual and multi-year savings goals) and spend strategies for assigned categories
  • Manage spend through strong market and competitive analysis, creation of leverage and professional negotiations to secure the best cost, quality and service to meet business needs.
  • Use tools and techniques to profile, benchmark, research, and assess supply chain risks and trends to ensure security of supply within assigned categories.
  • Collaborate with a cross functional internal and external stakeholders to gain full alignment in category and business objectives.
  • Work closely with the operational leads to ensure alignment and effective execution of the agreed category strategies.
  • Initiate and lead RFP/RFQ bids and analysis, supplier evaluation, supplier selection, contract development/execution and negotiations.
  • Perform supplier relationship management including the tracking of master service agreements and KPIs.
  • Continuously seek out opportunities to further improve bottom-line company performance through strategic sourcing projects, supplier communications, quality, payment terms, value stream mapping, supply chain optimization and continuous improvement projects with suppliers
  • Effectively support and execute change management initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of applicable export control regulations to ensure compliance


Some key attributes of the individual for this role are:

  • Flexibility to handle changing situations and assignments
  • Operate at a high level with minimal direction
  • Ability to deal with scope ambiguity and seek clarity to obtain results
  • Willingness to think outside the box, try new approaches, champion change when needed.


Who You Are:

As a successful candidate, you’d bring the following to the team:

  • B.S. degree or equivalent in engineering, business, or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in procurement, sourcing, supplier negotiations
  • 3+ years experience in the nuclear industry is preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration and/or technical degree is a plus
  • SAP experience is a plus

Skills and Competencies:   

  • Strong written skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable leading meetings and giving presentations
  • Knowledge of all aspect of the procurement process

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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Employment opportunities may require access to information which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations. Applicants for employment opportunities in other countries must be able to meet the comparable export control requirements of that country and of the United States.


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