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Requisition ID:  222124

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.

For salary grade determination, see Addendum.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

A. 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.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides supervision to assigned Purchasing personnel.

C. Contacts

  • Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and other project discipline supervisors in order to be cognizant of project operations and to implement appropriate actions on behalf of the Purchasing function.
  • Maintains relationships with supplier personnel in order to resolve specific project supplier problems, to be aware of current market conditions, and to inform the suppliers, when necessary, of the overall project requirements.
  • Maintains contacts with global business unit Procurement personnel, including functional supervisors, and other Procurement supervisors of Expediting, Supplier Quality, Traffic & Logistics, and Field Procurement to coordinate the project Purchasing operations.
  • Maintains contacts with corporate service departments such as Finance and Project Controls.
  • Maintains contacts with client personnel as authorized and/or directed by the Project Procurement Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Conducts personnel annual reviews.  Recommends to designated manager salary actions, classification changes, terminations, and transfers.
  4. Indoctrinates newly assigned Purchasing personnel to the requirements and procedures of the global business unit, project, and client.  Monitors personnel to ensure they receive appropriate training and development to satisfy job performance criteria and company personnel development objectives.
  5. Supervises preparation and maintenance of project bidder lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups.
  6. 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.  Executes commitments within delegated signing authority.
  7. Communicates with Engineering and Construction supervision to assist, guide, and plan the processing of material requisitions for all project purchases.
  8. Develops project purchases operating procedures for review by designated supervisor and inclusion into the project procurement procedures.
  9. Develops project workhour estimates for Purchasing function.  Monitors project work and the expenditure of work hours within approved budgets.
  10. Develops and coordinates with designated manager the Purchasing personnel staffing plan so that staff are added and released in an orderly manner, in accordance with the project workload.
  11. 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.
  12. Develops, monitors, and maintains project master Purchasing pro-forma documents, including legal comments to commercial terms and conditions.
  13. 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.
  14. Assures that project purchasing of equipment and materials is consistent with Bechtel Directives, Management Instructions, and Procurement Procedures.
  15. Coordinates Purchasing operations in both the project’s control office and support offices to assure compliance with project requirements.  In conjunction with the global business unit Field Procurement Manager, provides functional guidance to Purchasing personnel at the project jobsite.
    JOB KNOWLEDGE:
    Experience, skill, or training in the function of supervising workload distribution and execution of the work, as well as personnel interviewing, selection, salary planning, classification changes, performance evaluation, career counseling when delegated, training, terminations, and transfers.
    Skilled in working with and communicating effectively with supervisors of other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management, and other services.
    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.
    Proficiency in oral and written communication.

ADDENDUM

Salary Grade Determination

 

 

 

Grade 26

Supervises a team of Purchasing personnel on a small to medium-sized project.  Performs purchase order formation and administration activities when required by workload, complexity, or other factors.

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