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Project Procurement Leader I

Job Title: Project Procurement Leader I

Location: New Orleans, LA

Contract: 12 months (W2)

Job Description:

  • Responsible for identifying, developing, and implement long term company-wide project strategies for the indirect spend categories for the company’s Corporate function. Human Resources, Consulting Services and Financial services are in scope for this position.
  • Also responsible for monitoring the supplier performance and establishing corrective measures with suppliers as necessary.
  • An important aspect of this role is seeking maximum value for the company through schedule, costs and efficiencies. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Achieve client’s annual cost savings goals in support of client’s financial performance objectives.
  • Develop project profiles, sourcing processes, business cases and implementation plans to maximize opportunities of overall cost reduction and increased supplier performance across projects.
  • Identify and implement cost saving opportunities through rate reduction, process improvement, innovative incentive structures, and supplier collaboration.
  • Create and model Total Cost of Ownership for categories and sourcing decisions.
  • Ensure Demand Management is embedded in category development with an Enterprise wide view.
  • Leverage purchasing power of aggregated spend, resulting in maximized price, contractual terms and vendor service levels. 
  • Lead negotiations and contract development for Corporate categories and other complex company-wide agreements.
  • Lead/participate in Continuous Process Improvement teams to improve all aspects of the supply chain process and ensure effective implementation of those improvements.
  • Negotiate/Bid/Source/Implement complex contracts or purchase agreements.
  • Model market conditions to estimate costs in support of project budget development. 
  • Provide Supply Chain oversight and leadership to assigned Business Unit project teams to ensure solicitation, placement and implementation of project contracts are robust and in accordance with client’s Procurement Policy and project methodologies. 
  • Assist and direct tactical groups in negotiating terms and conditions, claims and dispute resolution.
  • Subject matter expert in project market conditions, sourcing strategies, supplier performance management and outsourced project activity.
  • Identify optimization activities to consolidate supply, leverage spend and increase efficiency of overall project delivery.
  • Collaborate with assigned Business Unit project teams to manage contract throughout project life cycle. 
  • Evaluate rates, incentives, and cost structures of contracts to ensure consistency with market conditions.
  • Monitor and resolve contract claims.
  • Administer the requirements of the contract. 
  • Monitor Contractors to maximize performance and ensure correction of declining trends. 
  • Administer the requirements of the Contracts.
  • Maintain awareness of project schedules and commitments (eg. Milestones) to provide support to meet project schedules.
  • Report out on Project status, risks and issues.
  • Develop and maintain risk assessment and mitigation plans.
  • Support emergency response organization.
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