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General Electric Project Procurement Leader in Saint-Priest, France

Job Description Summary

The PPL is responsible for the overall procurement execution of our major HVDC projects. She / he is part of the project lead-team and is operationally reporting to the Project Director and will need to master all interfaces with key functions such as Project Control, Engineering, Construction

and others.

The PPL is the leader of the procurement team within an integrated project and is fully responsible for the overall performance and commitments of her/his team including time, cost, and quality.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

The PPL is responsible for:

  • Establishing the procurement execution strategy of the project at project start.

  • Manage operationally the procurement team (between 3 to 8 people) by setting clear priorities, controlling progress, and supporting when issues arise.

  • Effectively distributes and communicates relevant project information within the Procurement team

  • Own quality, costs, and delivery performances of the procurement scope of our projects.

  • Manages on time delivery (OTD) of all equipment and material in line with project requirement and site activities.

  • With the support of the Project Procurement Manager (PPM), responsible of our subcontracted activities

  • Interface and coordinate with all the other functions (sourcing, engineering, construction, project control, finance…).

  • Ensure that our T&C’s are applied to all our suppliers and subcontractors and define the claim strategy for the project.

  • Monitor risks and opportunities for her/his scope and set-up mitigation plan accordingly.

  • Produce periodic progress monitoring and reporting to all stakeholders.

  • Represents procurement in Project meetings internally and externally when required.

Required Qualifications

  • For roles outside of the USA- This role requires significant experience in the Sourcing & Buying-Procurement. Knowledge level is comparable to a Master's degree from an accredited university or college ( or a high school diploma with relevant experience).

  • For roles in USA - Master's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of experience in Job Family Group(s)/Function(s)).

Desired Characteristics

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative

  • Proven experience in Project Procurement, Sourcing or Project Management.

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed

  • General knowledge of purchasing standards, policies, procedures, and Sourcing management philosophy.

  • Good understanding of legal/contractual aspects of an EPC contract.

  • Risk management knowledge.

  • Ability to work efficiently in cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to influence

  • Ability to coach & develop team members.

  • Accountability, resilience, autonomy, and leadership.

  • Problem solving, ability to independently resolve issues with difficult suppliers.

  • Knowledge in scheduling/planning of large and complex projects.

  • Technical knowledge of products purchased and power plant familiarity.

  • Continuous improvement and quality mindset

  • Note: To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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