Purchasing Manager

Requisition ID: 274320 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Mumbai 

Company Overview:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.
Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.
We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.                                                                                             


Project Overview:


Bechtel is seeking to work with a major Indian corporation to provide Project Management Consultant (PMC) Services and Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Services for offsites and utilities (OSBL) for a multi-billion-dollar upgrade / expansion of their existing petrochemical facilities in India. The PMC Services will be led out of India with personnel deployed in Mumbai region, the project sites in India, as well as several key contractor locations across India. The EPCM Services for OSBL will be led out of Bechtel’s India offices. Both scopes are substantial with multi-million job-hours estimated across both scopes.


Position Summary:

Provides supervision to a project team of Purchasing personnel. Develops and monitors project workhour estimates, and prepares Purchasing master pro-forma documents.  Participates in the planning, staffing, training and development of Purchasing personnel.  Distributes workload to assigned staff.


Job Dimensions:

  1. Supervision Received:
  • Reports to and receives operational direction from Project Procurement Manager, or Multi-Project Acquisition Group Lead, depending upon location of the project purchasing operation.
  • Receives functional guidance from the global business unit Purchasing Manager. 
  • At jobsite locations, reports to and receives direction from Project Field Procurement Manager.
  1. Supervision Exercised:
  • Provides supervision to assigned Purchasing personnel.
  1. Contacts:
  • Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and other project discipline supervisors
  • Maintains relationships with supplier, client personnel global business unit Procurement personnel and corporate service departments.



Essential Job Duties:

  • Supervises assigned personnel in the orderly performance and completion of project procurement commitments through the several steps of bidding, evaluation, and award, in accordance with established policies and procurement procedures.
  • Supervises assigned personnel in the Procurement administration functions of identified project purchases to ensure, in conjunction with other functional departments, performance of each order in accordance with the contracted terms and conditions and project requirements.
  • Recommends to designated manager salary actions, classification changes, terminations, and transfers.
  • Indoctrinates newly assigned Purchasing personnel to the requirements and procedures of the global business unit, project, and client. 
  • Supervises preparation and maintenance of project bidder lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups.
  • Reviews bid tabulations for accuracy, bidder recommendation, completeness, and approves selection of suppliers within delegated approval authority. 
  • Ensures all commitments made by subordinate personnel are accurately presented and have proper global business unit approval and signing authorities, as contained in the Procurement Procedures.
  • Reviews and recommends bid selections that require higher Procurement approval authority. 
  • Develops project purchases operating procedures for review by designated supervisor and inclusion into the project procurement procedures.
  • Develops project workhour estimates for Purchasing function. 
  • Monitors project work and the expenditure of work hours within approved budgets.
  • Develops and coordinates with designated manager the Purchasing personnel staffing plan
  • Reviews prime contract between client and Bechtel and makes recommendations to designated manager to ensure appropriate provisions are reflected in the general, special, and pricing conditions of the master Purchasing pro-forma documents.
  • Develops, monitors, and maintains project master Purchasing pro-forma documents, including legal comments to commercial terms and conditions.
  • Directs negotiations and prepares proposed negotiating plan in the commitment and resolution of commercial conditions of purchases when such action is agreed as necessary by the designated manager.
  • Assures that project purchasing of equipment and materials is consistent with Bechtel Directives, Management Instructions, and Procurement Procedures.
  • Coordinates Purchasing operations in both the project’s control office and support offices to assure compliance with project requirements. 


Job Knowledge:

  • Experience, skill, or training in the function of supervising workload distribution and execution of the work
  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders through the several steps of bidder prequalification, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, award, monitoring the performance of suppliers and buyers, backcharge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, and other such related steps.
  • Prepares and develops Purchasing strategies and recommended methods for global projects for review and presentation to senior project and client management. 
  • Researches and prepares reports and recommendations with respect to Purchasing of equipment and materials.



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.