Procurement Specialist at Solar Turbines Inc in desoto, Texas

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Career Area:Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:
This role supports Solar Turbines' DeSoto and Mabank facilities with indirect material products and is based in DeSoto, Texas. (There is no relocation offered.)

The DeSoto facility supports Engine Overhaul activities! These overhauled engines support customers running data centers, hospitals, oil & gas producers/transmitters, universities, and so much more. The DeSoto facility is a customer facing, dynamic, critical operations environment that functions in 5 different buildings and is growing every day.

This Procurement Specialist role plays an integral role in establishing and maintaining the commercial relationship with existing suppliers as well as identifying potential new indirect suppliers/vendor managed inventory partners. This position acts with a sense of urgency and is diligent in providing timely support to internal clients. The Procurement Specialist operates in compliance with corporate and Supply Chain policies and procedures.

Procurement Specialist Accountabilities:


  • Sourcing Execution & Management - acts as the expert for supplier sourcing (discovery, evaluation, selection, and onboarding)

  • Supplier Management - provides guidance for managing and building the relationships of new and existing suppliers

  • Contract Management - Defines the types of agreements and leads discussions for complex and potentially high value agreements used by procurement. Provides guidance on diverse approaches (collaborates with business partners when agreements are global)

  • Negotiation - Develops and executes negotiating strategy for complex negotiations (collaborates with business partners when negotiations impact globally)

  • Cost Management - Collaborates with internal and external partners to develop global cost strategies for assessing demand, leveraging material availability and anticipating market trends, opportunities, and risks

Procurement Specialist Accountabilities:


  • Execute commercial agreements and negotiation process with suppliers ranging from purchase orders to long-term agreements

  • Be responsible for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment

  • Be the gatekeeper to suppliers; monitors and prioritizes multiple Solar demand streams into the suppliers

  • Lead the communication on ordering policies with suppliers

  • Participate in developing global indirect strategies and growing alignment with those procurement activities in the Texas facilities

  • Facility steward for Coupa and all systems supporting indirect purchasing

  • Provide input for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions

  • Lead / participate in the supplier selection process

  • Review, report, and manage suppliers' delivery performance

  • Participate in supplier improvement projects

  • Have responsibility for contracting with OV suppliers

  • Have responsibility for lead time reduction

  • Have responsibility for annual re-cost process and cost management (Form M, PPV, cost reduction efforts)

  • Maintain data accuracy in the Coupa/BAAN system (e.g., ensure cost information accuracy, part set-up, lot sizes, etc) and maintain supplier website access

  • Participate in Six Sigma teams

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Materials Planning and Purchasing processes and systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in ERP and PDM systems.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experienced in negotiations

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks at one time.

  • Ability to be responsive and act with a sense of urgency.

  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or other related field

  • Supply Chain Certification from a professional institution (APICS, IIPMR, ISCEA, ISM, etc)

  • Understanding and demonstration of 6-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles

  • 6-Sigma Blackbelt

  • Fast paced manufacturing environment experience

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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