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GE Grid Solutions is serving customers globally with over 20,000 employees in around 80 countries. Grid Solutions equips power utilities worldwide to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to the end power consumers. We offer advanced products and services ranging from power electronics, high voltage equipment, automation & protection, software solutions to projects & services. We are now looking for a Senior Project Procurement & Logistics Manager (PPLM) in Norway.
The Senior Project Procurement & Logistics Manager (PPLM) is the single interface of the Project Manager coordinating all Sourcing, Procurement and Logistics activities on a portfolio of project. He/she is fully responsible for the overall fulfilment of the procurement activities and commitments in the project, including on time delivery, quality and cost.
Essential Responsibilities: PPLM is responsible for:
Owning quality, costs (as negotiated by sourcing) and on time delivery of the material and services for the Project
Co-owning the Engineering Procurement Plan for the scope, where applicable
Work with cross functional teams like Engineering, Global Sourcing to ensure the on-time delivery of documents (drawings, quotations, etc.) required to be obtained from suppliers
Ensure timely issuance of the purchase orders
Owning the budget related to material, maintain and monitor the budget.
Periodic progress monitoring and reporting to the management.
Support the bundling activities in the project which includes convening periodic meetings of stakeholders.
Establishes the procurement schedule.
Coordinates offsite and on-site procurement activities for the project. Interface as required in coordination with project director, commodity leaders and supplier quality responsible
Coordinate to ensure the on-time issuance of purchase requisitions in the respective system to ensure timely placement of POs
Follows up timely closure of NCRs (site and Shop) related to suppliers
Supports Commodity Leaders and Buyers in obtaining technical specifications from engineering on-time
Participates in and/ or initiates periodic (preferably weekly) project meetings with the participation of quality, lead engineering, planning, logistics, project engineering manager etc. as applicable, who interface with sourcing at various stages and generates record notes/action list from these meetings and follows up on the actions
Regularly reviews the fulfilment by suppliers of all contractual requirements in regards to customs and duties with the support of the concerned function (taxation, expediting, Logistics etc.)
Oversees claim management with the suppliers in coordination with Category Manager and the project
Effectively distributes and communicates relevant project information within the Procurement team
Establishes the monthly progress report, cost summary sheet and claim summary sheet
Responsible for reporting monthly progress, supplier claims and project cost summary to procurement management and into the project. Regularly updates suppliers cash out & project milestone recognition related to procurement
Represents procurement in Project meetings internally and externally, if so required by Project Director
Ensures invoices are released in accordance with the process in place
Supports compliance with the Quality and EHS rules as applicable to the sourcing function
Consolidates experience feedback to the Commodity Leaders
Supports the PPL in fulfilling the overall project targets and works in alignment
Preferable Master degree, or Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
Strong experience in Buying/Procurement
Vast experience in Sourcing and in a leadership role related to project procurement
Strong oral and written communication skills in English, and in Norwegian or a Nordic language
Experience as Project Manager / Tender Project Manager / Senior Purchasing Manager or Sales Project Manager
Good understanding of legal/contractual aspects of an EPC contract
Good communicator and team work capability
Negotiation skills either with supplier base or with customers
General knowledge of purchasing standards, policies, procedures, and Sourcing management philosophy
Ability to coach & develop team members. Accountability, resilience, autonomy, and leadership
Decision making, problem solving, ability to independently resolve issues with difficult suppliers
Basics in scheduling/planning of large and complex projects
Technical knowledge of products purchased and power plant familiarity
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