EMEA Procurement Manager

Requisition Number:  4899
Company:  W Electric Germany GmbH

Mannheim, BW, DE, 68169

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.

Provide daily management and support to team members and ensure proper development and execution of comprehensive strategies that exceed both short term and long term targets. In this position, the incumbent can expect to perform the following duties:


  • Lead formulation of procurement and materials strategy, solicitation of quotations, analyzing contract proposals, risk assessment, negotiating pricing, delivery, and terms for complex and specialized materials, equipment, components and services for assigned commodities, spend areas and product groups.
  • Support Supply Contract Director in formation and execution of sourcing and materials strategies and best practices.  Integrate with business goals to track and assure continuous improvement in key performance metrics.
  • Build strong, value-adding relationships with supply management teams and/or Business Unit cross-functional departments to strengthen sourcing and materials management effectiveness. 
  • Particular expertise in working with Contracts and Legal personnel in formulation of procurement/contractual Terms and Conditions.
  • Manage Supplier Relationships, maintain good working relationships with existing vendors.  Assist with disputes, including schedule and quality issues resolution.
  • Plan and lead all assigned Procurement Plans and supplier negotiation strategies.  -  Lead teams to assure effective involvement of Engineering, Business Development, Operations and all other related functions with focus on on-time delivery, quality, cost reduction, inventory management & appropriate translation of customer and/or business unit requirements.
  • Conduct risk management analysis of selected suppliers taking into account material costing trends and capacity constraints.
  • Lead a team of local Commercial leads across EMEA
  • Act on behalf of the Commercial GSCS Director during his absence
  • Project Manage procurement projects
  • Provide daily management and support to team members while continually developing and expanding individual and team capabilities
  • Align with regional and sector functional stakeholders to incorporate product and manufacturing strategies into contract strategy while gaining leadership support
  • Partner with Regional and Sector Procurement teams to ensure delivery of productivity - lead team countermeasures aligned to commodities and regions/sector
  • Accountable for team reporting


Key Competencies:


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.


  • Supply Chain Acumen – Oversees development and execution of GSC strategies/playbooks for assigned components or services, drives utilization of common GSC tools to achieve optimal Westinghouse results that are Quality, Delivery, Price and Service balanced and corporate/governmental compliant.
  • Project Management – Reviews and approves teams’ project plans, oversees project execution, balances projects between short and long-term focus, secures alignment with cross-functional partners.
  • Global Business Thinking/Strategizing-Demonstrates deep global knowledge of suppliers, industry trends, emerging markets and technology, builds this knowledge into GSC strategies/playbooks, develops global talent.
  • Problem Solving—Identifies/anticipates potential problems, supports root cause analysis, evaluates robustness of corrective action plan and oversees plan implementation.
  • Relationship Management – Creates collaborative environment with cross-functional partners, assures regular/appropriate two-way communication flow.


Specific Desired Skills:


A successful candidate will have a degree as listed below and be familiar with and/or have experience with the following:

  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or Engineering required.
  • Typically 8 to 10 years of experience in contract/project administration, preferably of large, complex engineering, procurement, and construction projects, with a focus on procurement.
  • Significant experience with vendor purchase order issuance, execution and administration
  • Demonstrated Experience identifying, qualifying and negotiating with suppliers on matter of cost, terms and conditions and general contract requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing supplier relations, resolving issues and improving supplier performance. Negotiating resolution of scope or cost increases, supplier claims and disputes.
  • The ability to work effectively in a project management team environment.
  • Some level of specific knowledge of heavy fabrication techniques, nuclear components and associated suppliers is desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills across cultures, languages and locations
  • Proficient use of SAP, Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Powerbi is desirable
  • Strong Analytic experience
  • Experience with large complex cross functional projects
  • Direct experience in the development and management of a global supply base is preferred

The position can be based in other EMEA locations.

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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