The Sourcing Manager is responsible for the procurement of material and related services to support all the divisions of Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA. As a senior member of the team, the Sourcing Manager will have particular focus on high value contracts related to the various generation equipment for renewable technologies. Procurement processes will also span new plant development, construction, operations and maintenance, IT, and many other department needs within the organization. It is the Sourcing Manager’s responsibility to ensure that Equipment and services are purchased to provide maximum value to EGPNA in terms of quality, price and schedule while insuring that all purchases are made in accordance with EGPNA Procurement policies and procedures.
The Sourcing Manager acts as a “Project Manager” for high investment value efforts (above $10m) coordinating high levels of expertise and technical specialization, from both the company and the vendor to provide contracts that either respect company standards or managing exceptions to those standards appropriately. In general the Sourcing Manager directs the complete procurement process including issuing of the tender, evaluating proposals, recommending the awarding of, and negotiating the contract, and the proper entry into EGPNA’s ERP System.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Leading own efforts and those of the Sourcing team through defined reviews ensuring that the process is executed according to EGPNA policies and procedures.
• Organizing and executing the individual strategy for each procurement effort. Participate in evaluating the best approach to the market, gathering the required information from the EGPNA Requesting Unit and communicating the progress of the procurement to the Director of Procurement and the end user EGPNA “client”.
• Compose the contract via standard components (scope, general conditions, etc.) or modified components according to the exceptions and the work done together with the specialists.
• Interface with multiple specialists, externally and internally and extract the essence from each specialist “language” in order to secure the most valuable options and features.
• Carefully and completely documenting the procurement process to allow transparency and traceability throughout.
• Conducting fair but firm contract negotiations to achieve the best value procurement for EGPNA including elements such as price, terms, schedule and any other specific details that may be applicable. Find compromises and solutions to drive negotiations to a close under time pressure.
• Booking contracts / issuing Purchase Orders using EGPNA’s ERP/SRM System.
• Preparing and issuing all relevant procurement reports on a regular basis throughout the project lifecycle.
• Assuming responsibility for the financial and contractual outcome of the Procurement processes.
• Working to ensure that each procurement process meets the standards for fairness and openness of competition, vendor turnover and maintaining the independence of Procurement’s role within EGPNA.
• Actively participating in vendor relationship management, including general communications and regular meetings, leading the vendor qualification processes, maintaining and improving vendor and market knowledge and updating the EGPNA vendors’ database with new vendors and measurement of existing vendor performance.