Procurement Senior Engineer
Overview of Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.
Brief Description/Job Summary:
The Purchasing Sr. Engineer will form an integral part of the Purchasing function in the achievement of Operational objectives. With a strong, solid background in purchasing and supply chain management, the candidate will take a proactive approach in reviewing current systems and procedures, making recommendations and implementing changes. The role is key to leading the Company forward in securing quality suppliers of materials and components, covering price, delivery and quality targets.
The Purchasing Sr. Engineer will report to the General Manager Purchase and will support the whole purchasing team to achieve targets set. The role will have a clear project focus, supporting the purchasing function at a strategic level to help achieve objectives required to aid production of existing and new product development as well as to achieve the revenue targets set by the management.
Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities: List the essential functions and major activities in order of their importance
Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:
Minimum professional and educational background desired (include years of experience).
• Strong leadership skills and proven experience in staff development
• “Hand on” approach to all tasks
• Ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results
• Versatile, tenacious and people orientated
• Result orientated and confident
• Proven appreciation of customer service expectations and cost demands of business
• Commercial and financial acumen
• Developing sub-ordinates skills and competencies and defines development needs
• Sets priorities taking into account short and long-term needs of the business