Deputy Director Procurement Execution, Poland AP1000 Project

Requisition Number:  15310
Company:  W Electric Poland LLC

Warszawa, PL, 00-526

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.


The Deputy Director, Procurement Execution for the AP1000 Project will be responsible for leading multiple Procurement programs and projects by working with cross-functional teams to implement successful projects within allotted time, resource, and budget requirements. This position will manage procurement programs in capital equipment, services, and special projects to ensure project schedules are met, resources are utilized effectively, and the proper relationships are established between internal and external teams. This role is responsible for cost, schedule, performance, integration, and risk identification/mitigation on procurement projects including, but not limited to, materials, equipment, services, and other activities.


The Deputy Director will interface with internal and external teams: Operations, Materials, Commodity, Engineering, Quality, and external suppliers. Strong relationship skills are required to manage internal and external suppliers to provide timely and innovative solutions to meet the organization’s needs.


Your Day to Day:

  • Provide project direction utilizing the procurement strategy, lead the solicitation of quotations, assist Commodity and project teams with analyzing proposals, insuring completion of project risk assessments, and negotiating project price, delivery, and terms for complex and specialized materials, equipment, and services.
  • Support Commercial Teams with execution of sourcing strategies to achieve business goals while driving continuous improvement.
  • Build a strong, value-adding relationship with cross-functional teams to maximize procurement management effectiveness. 
  • Understand all the key operational & commercial elements of strategic and preferred suppliers to effectively communicate opportunities, challenges, and long-term plans and actions to internal audience including project team and leadership to support Procurement strategy.
  • Maintain good working relationships with existing vendors. Assist with disputes, including schedule and quality issues resolution.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Business Development, Program Management, 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.
  • Align with functional stakeholders to incorporate product and manufacturing strategies into contract strategy while gaining leadership support.
  • Ensure compliance within assigned reporting area with all business standards, internal policies, and legal/regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and communicate key project milestone updates and risks for key stakeholders
  • Proactively manage risks and escalate as appropriate for risk mitigation

Who You Are:

  • BA/BS degree required (Preferably MBA or MS in any field of engineering)
  • Minimum 15 years of procurement experience (preferably within industries with large, complex engineering, procurement, and construction projects, with a focus on procurement)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in leading sourcing projects, including RFI, RFP, RFQ and contract development
  • Wide knowledge of Poland supply base and the supply base capabilities
  • Strong Negotiating, Benchmarking, Market Analysis, Competitive Intelligence, and Procurement Projects Management skills
  • Experience with vendor management including purchase order issuance, execution, and administration
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze and draw conclusions from quantitative data
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to communicate and engage at all organizational levels, ability to cultivate and sustain high quality professional relationships
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team environment
  • Must be creative and have strong problem-solving skills along with time-management, prioritizing, planning and self-direction skills
  • Ability to maintain long term productive relationship with suppliers (SRM)
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • ERP system or similar system experience in a global environment is beneficial (SAP & Ariba)
  • Languages: Polish and English
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions.

  • Stable employment in newly created SSC in Kraków
  • Outstanding and supportive atmosphere of collaboration in the team and in Westinghouse group
  • Attractive remuneration with bonuses
  • Hybrid model of work, flexible working time
  • Benefit package with Multisport card
  • Life insurance
  • Private Medical Care
  • Charity initiatives
  • Parking space for employees
  • Employee referral program


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