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Project Procurement Leader (PPL)

Franklin (Tennessee), United States
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Job Description

The OCP Procurement Project Leader supports Product Development projects within the Offer Creation Process (OCP) securing an efficient supplier selection process.

He/she is an important actor for coordination of procurement activities between Procurement categories and Line of Business (LoB).

He/she supports the implementation of global / local procurement strategy suppliers which matches the LoB needs in terms of growth, technical challenges. 

He/she is a strong team player in the Offer Creation Process, GSC, and the Schneider Electric Procurement community where he/she is recognized as an expert in his category and a specialist in supplier management.

Main objectives:

  • Lead the supplier selection process:
  • Lead negotiation end to end starting from preparation up to the award of the business (including e-RFQ)
  • Influence and Deploy commodity strategy, SoC, method (Should cost, e-sourcing template)
  • Challenge & Influence SOC/Recommended choices: ensure that Commodity choices fit with Industry needs
  • Provide inputs for the CSRM / SRIM analysis to the project team
  • Responsible for Procurement activities within new product projects
  • Contribute to the elaboration of the different Procurement deliverables
  • Guide components & sub assembly selection with a procurement approach (Challenging the target cost, considering Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, avoid single sourcing, promote standardization, supply chain flexibility, quality).
  • Analyze and challenge the needs.
  • Contribute to the achievement of OCP project targets (product cost, project cost, quality, and time-to-market) while respecting the procurement processes and strategy. 
  • Contribute to the make or buy decision
  • Bring supplier market knowledge and innovation into projects.
  • For major suppliers: participate to key supplier negotiation preparation and negotiation when relevant
  • Challenge the specification, define PPEP and contract review.


  • Education: Engineering bachelor’s degree, or business bachelor’s degree, master or MBA is a plus.
  • Job Related Experience: Minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in a Purchasing/Sourcing team of a Multinational corporation, Experience in procurement & Supplier management is mandatory. Experience in outsourced products / assembly processes is a plus.
  • Business Understanding:  Components supply chain experience and understanding, with Industrial product application experience will be a plus. Business acumen
  • Others (e.g. language skills, technical skills): 
    • English Mandatory
    • Multicultural experience
    • Team player
    • Digital Acumen

Schedule: Full-time
Req: 006RAW
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