Tender / Project Purchasing Manager

Courbevoie, France

Job Reference 1244498

Location Courbevoie, France

Industry Renewables - Offshore Wind

Function Proposals & Tenders

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 11, 2024

Job Title: Tender / Project Purchasing Manager

Service Location : Courbevoie or Nantes (candidate choice)
Service Status : Residential
Target Start date: Asap
Estimated Service Duration : 1 year renewable

About our client :
Our client is a global leader in the cable and cabling systems industry, providing solutions for power transmission and distribution, energy resources, transportation, and building sectors. With over a century of expertise, the company focuses on innovation, sustainability, and digital transformation to address the energy transition and meet the needs of a connected world. Headquartered in Paris, our client operates in 34 countries, employing more than 25,000 people worldwide.

Role Overview:
Throughout the lifetime of the Tenders and the Projects, the Tender/Project Purchasing Manager manages and coordinates all the purchasing activities relevant the Tenders and Projects he/she is nominated on, in close cooperation with the Tender/Project Category Managers and the Tender & Project Teams.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • In charge of 1 or more tenders or projects simultaneously according to Our client Project Model and Our client Purchasing Operating Model
  • Main contact towards the suppliers / bidders for all deliveries required at tender and project stages
  • Overall Responsible of all purchasing related items (Supplier sourcing, selection, cost evaluation, negotiations, …) for each tender and/or project ; electrical material, mechanical accessories, equipements, installation services, manpower, on site support, offshore services, …
  • For each Tender or Project purchasing activities, responsible of/to:
    • discuss with the Tender/Project team the best subcontract structure before launching the RFX, identify the packages that will require full subcontract (complex) or just a PO (Simple) & the best approach (timing, preliminary commitments, back-to-back , …)
    • prepare and maintain the Procurement Plan (PP) identifying the Category Purchases and all other items in cooperation with project team
    • have the full knowledge of the Client contractual requirements specific for Purchasing
    • send RFQ package to the suppliers, receive and analyse offers, deviations, clarifications & enter in due course into the most appropriate agreement after  negotiations
    • ensure that all necessary clarifications and input from the Suppliers are taken forward to the Client
    • source new suppliers and follow up qualification of all suppliers necessary for the Tender/Project; Ensure that suppliers are approved, and that all necessary information is registered in supplier database before entering into any agreement; organise supplier audits when needed;
    • follow strictly the General Management Procedures (GMP) before placing any order
    • ensure high quality and efficient project execution by close follow up of suppliers, contracts and deliveries; Follow up invoicing and ensure payments to the suppliers as per the agreements
    • focus on the potential savings and TCO;
  • When possible, establish and maintain valid frame agreements with unit rates, prices and options ready to be called off
  • Participate and lead (as defined in Project Model) necessary teams meetings deemed appropriate for the proper execution of the purchasing activities (clarifications, negotiations, kick off with suppliers, Purchasing Transfer meeting or any other internal team meeting,...)
  • Before 9th of each month, report savings in due course using our client tool, PCS – Savings compared to budget (so called P&L Savings), Cost avoidance/savings compared to first offers (so called Purchasing Performance) or Cash impact (when terms of payment are modified)
  • Be aware and follow the Division of Responsiblities between the Tender/Project Purchasing Manager and the Tender/Project Category Manager
  • Participate actively in the Risk meetings by identifying risk links to supply chain
  • Ensure compliance with the Group Code of Ethics and particularly implementation of the Group rules and policies related to the relations with agents and consultants, competition law and the annual actions of the Ethics Compliance Program
  • Participate actively in department meetings and prepare when requested
  • PO creator in SAP; Invoice approver in Basware

Expected results
  • Perform purchasing as per Our client Project Model and Our client Corporate Purchasing Rules (POM) and Our client General Management Procedures (GMP)
  • Use the negotations tools available to achieve the best deals taking into consideration all parameters, cost, planning, quality, reputation,…
  • During Project, prepare an evaluation of the offers to be presented and discussed with the teams (technical, legal, management, ..) before placing the order
  • When applicable use the evaluation template matrix (TCO) with criteria and weigth
  • Be aware and try to reach the yearly KPI targets; for example: savings on P&L, cost avoidance, number of e-auctions & LRN, number of CSR scorecards, … to be cascaded by line management in concertation with Coprorate purchasing
  • Ensure our supply chain follows our CSR expectations
  • Be fair with the suppliers and involve competition in all purchasing processes
  • At Tender stage, focus on obtaining the right offers (commercial and technical) in order to win Projects & ensure that all clarifications are done with suppliers and cascaded to the tender team.
  • During Project execution, ensure high quality delivery, efficient project execution and minimum variations and claims by close follow up of internal stakeholders, suppliers, contracts and deliveries
  • Good coordination with all tender & project teams ; establish and maintain Procurement Plans according to Our client Standards; provide necessary inputs to the monthly reporting
  • Provide all suppliers necessary information (cost variaiton, deviations, change of methodology...) to the tender & project teams in due time.
  • Have valid and useful Frame Agreements with details, costs and options for call off
  • Always obtain 3 compliant offers to avoid Single Source situation when purchasing above 25 000 €
  • Ensure that purchasing is done below or within the project budget and time frame allocated
  • Be an active and visible contributor in the tender and project to satisfy internal and external customers ; Ensure high professional level in work performance; Delivering results and meeting expectations
  • Use PLM as per Our client procedure; Store all RfQ, PO, emails with suppliers in PLM, TeamCenter; and when available uses the new functionalities of the PLM.

  • Fluent in English
  • Master degree in Engineering , Business or Supply Chain
  • Extensive Experience from relevant positions may compensate for formal education
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement / Category Management / Supply Chain with proven records of fruitful negotiations or commercial achievements
  • Curious, willing to understand the purchasing technical need to a sufficient level to discuss and challenge suppliers
  • Appetite to negotiate with suppliers / Extensive Negotiation skills (LRN, e-auction, negotiation strategies, physical auctions…)
  • Knowledge of various Sourcing and e-sourcing platform
  • Team player / Organised / Ability to coordinate many stakeholders and keep good track of  discussions
  • Strong commercial & Proactive mindset /
  • Ability to communicate and search for information
  • Ability to develop a network both inside the company and externally
  • High working capacity and resistant to some high pressure periods
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Experience with SAP obligatory
  • BI & Ariba Knowledge is an advantage

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest.


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