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Kent Recruitment

Procurement Manager (Site-Based)

USA – Port Arthur, Texas
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About the job:

Join our dynamic team and make a significant impact on our projects' success through effective procurement strategies and supplier management. As the Project Procurement Manager your contributions will be essential to our continued growth and achievement of organizational goals.

As a Project Procurement Manager, you will play a pivotal role in our organization by overseeing the procurement process for the project from the commercial bid assessment through procurement, expediting and FOB to site. You will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and acquiring the necessary goods and services to support the successful execution of our project. Your primary focus will be on ensuring cost-effectiveness, timely delivery, and high-quality procurement solutions that align with the project objectives and organizational goals.

Your responsibilities:

  • Project Procurement Strategy: Develop and implement procurement strategies tailored to the specific requirements of each project. Collaborate with project managers and stakeholders to understand project needs and align procurement plans accordingly.
  • Manage a team of buyers, expeditors and site materials/logistics specialists coordinating with the clients ERP and procurement team as well as utilizing Kents ERP to procure all necessary materials and vendors for effective site execution of replacement, reinstated and repaired equipment.
  • Vendor Management: Identify and evaluate potential vendors, contractors, and suppliers. Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure a reliable and diverse network of partners.
  • Bid Evaluation and Negotiation: Review and evaluate bids and proposals from vendors. Lead negotiations to secure favorable terms and conditions, competitive pricing, and sustainable agreements that maximize value for the organization.
  • Contract Management: Draft, review, and execute contracts and purchase orders. Ensure compliance with legal and company requirements while mitigating risks associated with procurement activities.
  • Cost Control: Monitor project budgets and expenses related to procurement. Implement cost-saving initiatives without compromising quality or project timelines.
  • Risk Assessment: Assess and mitigate potential risks related to procurement, such as supply chain disruptions, quality issues, or vendor reliability.
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring: Monitor the performance of vendors and suppliers throughout the project lifecycle. Address any issues or concerns promptly to maintain project momentum and quality standards.
  • Compliance and Regulations: Stay updated on relevant procurement laws, regulations, and industry best practices. Ensure all procurement activities adhere to company policies and legal requirements.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Maintain comprehensive records of procurement activities, contracts, and vendor performance. Generate reports and updates for project managers and senior management as required.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve procurement processes, systems, and procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in any Engineering Discipline, Supply Chain, or Business.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in procurement and commercial business procurement.
  • Previous material knowledge, cost estimation, commercial procurement experience.
  • Proven negotiation skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Skills Requirement:
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the client, suppliers, and stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of procurement principles, contract management, and sourcing strategies.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data, assess risks, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with procurement software and tools for streamlining processes is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks, and meet project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of sustainability and ethical sourcing practices is advantageous.
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