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Project Procurement Manager


Nysa, PL

Business Unit: 

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


Rechargeable Battery Materials

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.


           What you will be doing

  • Set the project strategy for LLI (Long Lead items) at stage gate 2
  • Set the project strategy at stage gate 3, based on the full procurement list of the project (tender packages, bidders list, schedule, budget, roles and responsibilities)
  • Interact with the PM (Project Manager) and obtain consensus on the project procurement strategy
  • Present the project procurement strategy to the own hierarchy, the CRM (Capex review Meeting) and the project Steerco (where required)
  • Manages bridge funds
  • Interact with Category leads, as defined in the procurement plan
  • Ensure correct implementation of tools, processes and standards throughout the project
  • Manage the EPCm procurement and contracting staff, and ensure adequate mobilization
  • Resolve expediting and claim issues, pro-actively manage risk
  • Deliver on schedule and cost objectives of the project, regularly report status on project variance and schedule risks
  • Control the need-to-pay process and resolve any issues
  • Have a clear overview of the project cash flow situation and requirements
  • Document all contract award decisions as per corporate guidelines, based on a transparent risk assessment related to HSE, Schedule, Quality, Contract and Commercial aspects
  • Drive for a strong commercial process, as well pro-actively in the project procurement strategy, as during TBE (multiple qualified bids) and final negotiations
  • Collaborates in internal and external audits
  • Manage vendors & contractors onsite, analyse the potential risk and recommend actions to mitigate the problems from construction (EHS, manpower, logistics)

    Who we are looking for
  • University degree, in Engineering, Economics or equivalent
  • Capex (procurement) background of minimum 5 years gathered within industrial environment
  • Strong contracting skills
  • Competent (written and verbal) English 
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of the MS Office package
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down
  •  Positive and committed to work autonomously
  • Capable to work in matrix organizations, reporting to multiple supervisors
  • Problem solver
  • Flexible to work in ambiguous situations with limited supervision
  • Supporting others with less experience
  • Having good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Having experience of managing international, multi-disciplinary teams

    What we offer
    We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

  • If our battery materials can boost  the range of e-cars, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

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