Sr. Project Procurement Manager- Houston, TX

Job Description

PPM – Large Scale Projects Global Solutions


Position Overview

"Are you ready to embrace challenge and contribute to the successful growth of Oil and Gas within the Supply Chain function?”


The Project Procurement Manager is a key individual contributor that represents Supply Chain in the Project – Bidding and Execution Phase, as a sub-project manager leading the Project SCM strategy. Organizes all Procurement and Subcontract activities in a project under optimum deployment of resources while effectively liaising with procurement, commodity management, expediting, supplier quality and logistics functions. Implements project procurement/subcontract strategies, aiming to optimize project results, including availability of goods and services in quality, in time, in budget. Ensures observance of obligatory Procurement processes and regulations for the company and those specific to the project. 



1) Bidding/ Sales Phase:

  • Ensure early involvement to integrate procurement and subcontract strategy into the proposal activities.

  • Develop project specific sourcing strategy to optimize overall cost position in accordance with Division sourcing strategies (in particular pooling, utilization of master contracts and/or using ANC (Advance Negotiation Concept) incl. eAuction, where applicable in proposal phase)

  • Participate in proposal meetings and provide information about supply market, preferred suppliers and supplier innovation (regarding goods and services)

  • Analyze scope of supply, customer contractual obligations and understand customer’s functional needs

  • Identify particular procurement/subcontract risks (Procurement Risk Register), opportunities and market influences together with Commodity Management, to avoid potential damage / exploit potential.

  • Provide vendor-lists agreed with Commodity Management and aligned with client Approved Vendor List (AVL), as applicable.

  • As responsible for proposal costs conduct calculation of all components/services within project scope with reliable and up-to-date cost data on the basis of Total Cost of Ownership (ToCO) (rock-bottom price information, foster cost-out culture and application of cost out levers during proposal phase). Involve commodity management and/or lead buyers (or equivalent) to obtain competitive proposals for project specific major buyouts and auxiliary systems.

  • Participate in LoA process and provide all procurement/subcontract related documents/information for cost and schedule to the proposal team

  • Participate in project resource planning, during the bidding phase, by providing inputs on required supply chain management staffing (Buyers, Expeditors).

  • Prepare and provide a project procurement/subcontract plan.


2) Project Execution Phase :

  • Plan and utilize required procurement/subcontract resources to support project procurement/subcontract activities.

  • Analyze scope of supply, contractual obligations and exactly understand customer’s functional needs.

  • Identify back-to-back T&Cs together with CPM / Legal.

  • Review and confirm Order Entry Calculation on procurement scope.

  • Participate in Project meetings incl. kick-off as project core team member.

  • Develop and report on Procurement/Subcontract Plan addressing all supply chain functions of purchasing, contract execution, expediting, inspections and logistics.

  • Identify particular procurement / supply chain risks (updated Procurement Risk Register), opportunities, potential changes, claims and market forces during the entire project, together with commodity management, to avoid potential damage / exploit potential.

  • Derive procurement/subcontract strategy for assigned projects in accordance with strategic procurement/subcontract strategies and ensure implementation (in particular pooling, utilization of master contracts and/or using ANC (Advance Negotiation Concept) incl. eAuction).

  • Introduce negotiation recommendations together with commodity management to prepare for negotiations with suppliers (back-to-back where appropriate) and to initiate appropriate measures. Involve CVE as needed.

  • Initiate Sourcing Board with BU / DIV CPO for agreed components / contracts.

  • Apply preferred supplier list, provide supplier information to the project team, initiate supplier qualification, project-specific supplier evaluations and supplier development, follow-up with suppliers in regards to non-conformance costs (NCC).

  • Lead/ support complex contractual and price negotiations and/or support the supply managers / specialist buyers responsible for particular material fields (in particular those not covered by any commodity management) to secure project targets with optimum conditions on the basis of ToCO.

  • Ensure that major procurement/subcontract risks, changes to original scope of supply and potential claims (towards customers and suppliers) are covered in valid contracts. Ensure that contractual obligations (towards the customer that must be fulfilled by supplier) are covered in a way that mitigates the own risk exposure.

  • Proactively ensure status transparency about availability of resources and ensure early alerting in case of deviations. Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compiling all relevant information to submit qualified reports (e.g. for the project team, Procurement management team).

  • Control vendor management of the supply managers / buyers team, being responsible for the entire supply chain.

  • Liaise and interface with Project Management and other procurement department functions for enhancing the projects execution and facilitating the resolution of any related technical or administrative problems.

  • Conduct concurrent cost calculation for all components/services sourced and for own team cost of work.

  • Support claim management activities.

  • Drives cost-out to ensure best cost position and optimized deployment of resources.

  • Ensures compliance with all standards and processes.

  • Update the Procurement/subcontract Risk Register (basis inputs from supply managers, buyers, expeditors, logistics, inspectors etc) to ensure Project Management is apprised of mitigation of previously identified risks and/or additions of any new procurement related risks.


3. Project Procurement Standards:

  • Establish proper sourcing processes, control all procurement/subcontract resources and activities in the project and inform all involved within procurement to deliver optimum impact for the business (Procurement plan, target-costing) relating to budget, availability, timeline and quality.

  • Apply Procurement/subcontract regulations as per compliance and organization standards.


4. Knowledge Sharing:

  • Participate in lessons learned (win/loss) meetings.


Required Knowledge/ Skills, Education, and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • 10 years of experience within Procurement/Supply Chain Management
  • Experience managing supply chain for turnkey EPC contracts and Module Fabrication works
  • Lead and motivate national multi-location disciplinary teams; mentor and inspire team members.
  • Advanced MS Office applications( Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced knowledge of sourcing process for engineered to order equipment, related services and modular fabrication works.
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Strong understanding of contractual purchasing terms and conditions, and its application
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Advanced experience Cost Modeling and Data Analytics
  • Ability to run presentations to management level
  • Strong business communication skills in written and spoken English language
  • Availability to travel estimated min. 50% of time 

 Preferred Knowledge/ Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience of working on projects with joint venture/consortium partners.

  • Experience working in SCM (Procurement and Subcontract) functions in Oil & Gas or Power Generation Industry

  • 12 years of Experience in Project Procurement Management

  • Ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with peers and partner representatives to influence decisions or ways of working.

  • Excellent written and presentation skills with ability to explain technical matters to staff not conversant with the detailed technical area.

  • Experience in commodity management function

  • Experience in Subcontracting services and works (Engineering, Civil Works, Electromechanical Assemblies, Installation works…)

    Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


    Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy, helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S. and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150 years.

Job ID: 182834

Organization: Gas and Power

Company: Dresser-Rand Company

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

EEO is the Law
Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision
Siemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. To learn more, Click here.

Can't find what you are looking for?

Let's stay connected

Can't find what you are looking for?