Project Specialist

Schneider Electric



Ciudad Apodaca, Mexico

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    Position summary

    th us his/her career and become a project manager, as well as to be certify as a Project Manager Professional (PMP).

    As a Procurement Project Specialist you will be leading through project management practices and tools, the evolution of challenging cost reduction ideas, including (but not limited) to QVE (quality value engineering) and COS (change of supplier) projects within North American Strategic Projects Team.  
    The procurement project specialist is in charge to establish for each idea he/she is leading: project benefits, project expenses, total cost of ownership, ensuring technical project feasibility, and consolidating all this information into a formal business case.  
    The Project Specialist must be an excellent communicator at all levels within the project environment, as he/she will be in charge to present recurrently to Senior Managers, Directors and VPs. He/she need to be proactive, exhibit strong leadership, be a self-driven person, and be able to adapt to a dynamic and potentially geographically disbursed project environment.  
    The procurement project specialist also innovates and bring cost reduction ideas to the pipeline by participating, preparing and sometimes leading Productivity Workshop Events within North America's Schneider Electric manufacturing facilities.  
    The Project Specialist gets a wide range of experience working on several products and several commodities as the scope they manage is all North America's business.  
    -   Lead the evolution of Quality Value Engineering and Change of Supplier ideas.
    -   Ensure accurate estimation of benefits (savings), costs (project expenses) and technical feasibility.
    -   Work together with commodity team to make a correct supplier selection, in alignment with their strategies.
    -   Lead quoting process with a wide range of suppliers on different commodities for example Plastics, Casting, Sheet Metal, Fasteners, Packaging, Raw Material etc...
    -   Analyze and negotiate part price after receiving quotations.
    -   Establish and ensure technical feasibility of project
    -   Prepare Project Charter and Project Request document
    -   Present business case for approval and resourcing
    -   Meet idea timing and budget targets.
    -   Prepare and participate on productivity workshop event within North America's facilities


    We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.

    This job might be for you if you fit the following requirements:


    • +4 years of procurement / sourcing experience in a project management environment.

    • +2 years working on cost reduction initiatives.

    • Bachelor degree in Engineering, MBA is a plus.

    • Excel advanced

    • Bilingual in English/Spanish - business proficient (written and oral)

    • Excellent Communicator at all level - ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner

    • Strong experience in procurement processes and tools (Total cost ownership, Cost Models, Raw Material Indexation etc), Supplier qualification / selection, request for quotations, negotiation, contract management.

    • Capability of handling multiple and conflicting priorities.

    • Experience on Risk Management methodology

    • Effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

    • Experience on presenting to top management levels (Directors, and Vice Presidents).

    • Interpretation of engineering specs, drawings, BOM (Bill of Material), cost modeling & inventory volumes.

    • Project Management Skills.

    • Leadership skills, proactive, dynamic, self-driven, organized & process driven but pragmatic.

    • Strong negotiation skills.

    • Strategic thinking problem solving and analytical skills.


    • Training on PMP methodology and / or certified.

    • Experience on leading a project start to end.

    • Experience working on electrical or electronic manufacturing industry.

    • Experience working, implementing and / or leading Agile (Scrum Master methodology).

    • Experience animating and preparing kaizen event.

    • SAP knowledge.

    • Excel Advance Level (Managing big databases, capable to create Macros).

    • Experience using and/or implementing Change Management methodology.

    • Experience working directly on the operation of a manufacturing industry.

    Schedule: Full-time
    Req: 008WSC

    Why you should apply for a job to Schneider Electric:

  • 56% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 62% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.