Procurement Specialist

ABB

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Richmond, VA

Why you should apply for a job to ABB:

  • We focus on the areas where we can make the biggest impact: reducing carbon emissions, preserving resources and promoting social progress.
  • ABB has flexible work options depending on job compatibility without compromising customer service or impacting colleagues.
  • ABB has launched a gender-neutral global parental leave program granting 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers.
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    Position summary

    nd processes towards achieving Key Performance Indicators established for the category such as cost reduction, improving average payment terms with suppliers, reducing sole sourced spend, improving quality and fulfillment from supply base along with on-time delivery, optimal costs and sustainability. This position will have a specific focus of Strategic Sourcing regarding supplier development.
    This position reports to

    Procurement & Logistics Manager
    Your responsibilities

    • Procurement: Designs and implements plans for local sourcing to reach the business targets

    • Supports global sourcing initiatives as required

    • Negotiate agreements with suppliers to optimize inventory, quality, cost, and obtain best terms & conditions for ABB

    • Manages supply risk by eliminating single sources for new critical components

    • Excellence: Applies and implements PL standards, tools and processes in the area of responsibility to secure quality, delivery, cost and sustainability

    • Responsible for all Procurement gate model activities, arranging project Procurement gate meetings as required and creating and maintaining the project related to Procurement documents

    • Reporting: Creates and updates reports, as required, following the ABB standards

    • Change management: Executes and implements new directions within the area of responsibility

    • Compliance: Applies standards on health, safety, environment and business ethics within operational work, contract management and negotiations

    • Training: Delivers and participates in training programs as required for compliance and professional development

    • Communication: Executes effective and transparent communication internally, externally and between different units and centers

    • Process: Standardizes processes and implements routines as per Group directives/instructions

    Your background

    • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or business administration in Supply Chain Management or related technical/STEM field of study, MBA a plus

    • Minimum 8 years experience in a Procurement or Manufacturing Environment performing sourcing activities and/or new product supply base development creating commodity strategies ensuring quality, service and cost competitive supply base; performing procurement and materials management including identifying cost drivers, world demand and supply for commodities like: steel, copper, aluminum and zinc; negotiating procurement contracts; and commuting across teams and presenting to stakeholders.

    • Experience in supplier relations, Supplier Management, thorough knowledge of procurement tools, quality processes and understanding of commercial and legal terms and standard procurement procedures a plus.

    • Strong analytical skills, Self motivated and strong communication and negotiation skills.

    • Experience in Cost Engineering, Sourcing, Quality and Proposals a plus.

    • Electrical and automation industry background considered a plus.

    • ISM/CPSM certificate desirable (Certified Professional in Supply Management)

    • Strong experience with ERP systems, SAP preferred

    • Strong MS Excel skills, pivot tables a plus

    • Knowledge of engineering drawings

    • Knowledge of trade import and exports

    • Project management experience a plus

    • Up to 25% domestic and international travel

    • Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement, rapidly respond to unforeseen developments and initiate actions to reduce adverse impact.

    • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.

    Benefits

    • Retirement plan
    • Life insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Healthcare plan
    • Wellbeing program

    More about us

    ABB Smart Power is a global technology leader, with products and solutions that make power supplies smart, connected and protected. Its intelligent products and solutions make power more competitive by improving the energy efficiency, productivity and reliability of almost any operation. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website https://www.abb.com. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/EEOC_KnowYourRights_screen_reader_10_20.pdf https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner. #LI-Hybrid

    Why you should apply for a job to ABB:

  • We focus on the areas where we can make the biggest impact: reducing carbon emissions, preserving resources and promoting social progress.
  • ABB has flexible work options depending on job compatibility without compromising customer service or impacting colleagues.
  • ABB has launched a gender-neutral global parental leave program granting 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers.