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Procurement Manager (CLE 1879) in Cleveland, OH at Middough Inc.

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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    Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

Procurement Manager
Position Description: 
The Procurement Manager (PDM) leads and controls a group of professionals who plan, purchase, and expedite the delivery of labor, equipment, and materials for projects. Services provided by Middough will be predominantly for Middough projects, yet sometimes procurement staff may be provided on a seconded basis for our Client. The PDM plans, manages, and monitors work to identify variances in work execution strategy. Timely feedback and recommended solutions are provided to management to improve or mitigate problems affecting scope, schedule and cost throughout the life cycle of a project, program or other related work activity.  The PDM assists in managing and maximizing project margins as they relate to purchasing of labor, materials, and equipment for best value to both Middough and the Client.
Essential Functions: 
  • Leads, manages, and trains procurement agents, expediters, and clerical staff in the Middough procedures of selection of bidders, obtaining prices, commercial , proposal analysis, assisting technology in reviewing for completeness of drawings and specifications, recommendations of awards, issuance of contracts, and monitoring shipments, deliveries, material and equipment control in concert with Client requirements or Middough construction management needs.
  • Coordinates procurement group activities with Technology, Accounting, Estimating, Scheduling, and Construction and works with department personnel to expedite the flow of data needed, or to improve the manner in which data is presented to the department.
  • Sets the priority of Safety as paramount in all planning and execution.
  • Uses Middough Advance Project Procedures (MAPP) as a tool for project implementation and complies with procedural requirements.
  • Plans and provides procurement support of a project or business unit.
  • Prepares portions of Executive Project Review reports in concert with the Project Manager.
  • Keep management advised of delivery and pricing changes, endeavor to stay within the estimate, and report variances and proposed remedies.
  • Secure good vendor and subcontractor performance including prompt delivery and specified quality to maintain project schedule.
  • Leads in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and development of procurement schedules and budget data (including resource loading) for those WBS elements.
  • Manages and/ or Assembles procurement information for dissemination into the project control database and/ or the project or leadership.
  • Analyzes schedules progress and performance and identifies developing problem areas.
  • Participates in, and / or manages claims, claims analysis and negotiation.
  • Prepares reports and financial information for the Project Accountant, Controller, and / or Project Manager or Senior Project Manager.
  • Assists in analyzing major bids for completeness and reviews purchase orders and subcontractors for coverage of sufficient information to clearly define responsibilities, delivery, and cost.
  • Advises management of risks that may affect project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.
  • Supports the Project Management team in maintaining timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.
  • Assures adherence with compliance to insurance requirements and terms and conditions of all purchase orders and subcontracts issued on Middough paper.
  • Oversee expediting and delivery schedule of goods and services to ensure project scheduled requirements are maintained.
  • Takes the lead in the development and maintenance of any periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) procurement status reports to keep management and/or owner informed on the project progress.
  • Participates in the development of the Project Close Out process including the evaluation of all subcontractors and major vendors.
  • Proactively manages and develops procurement staff and develops the procurement and subcontracting plans for projects.
  • Manage and motivate procurement personnel through Company policies and procedures to be more effective, not just more efficient.
  • Manage staff hours to be sure 5-day work week coverage is available in some capacity for all primary project controls functions.
  • Plan to keep operation cost low, yet maintain an adequate staff to function properly.
  • Lead the development of remote staff in start-up offices or task force large projects where training, consistency in processes, and regular follow-up is required to properly implement procurement services.
  • Organizes and staffs required procurement personnel for any assigned project.
  • Coordinate the human relations skills needed to produce profitable results.
  • Responsible for assigning and scheduling work of department personnel, interviewing potential new personnel, and maintaining Company policy and procedure.
  • Understands how to be an arbitrator between the vendor/subcontractors and his/her own technical people and is under pressure from many conflicting sources while getting the most in material’s and services at minimum cost.
  • Treats ethical behavior as a priority. The Procurement Manager external contacts are with Owners’ representatives, subcontractors, vendors, legal representatives and many others in making decisions and producing satisfactory results of job – related problems concerning contracts.
  • Secure high-caliber personnel and allow each to develop to their maximum ability.
  • Negotiate competently in the procurement of goods, supplies and services to maintain the Company’s competitive position.
  • Prepare and lead internal training on annual basis including the development of at least one (1) new training module on a relevant subject of procurement.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business
  • 15+ years’ experience setting up construction schedules working with cost estimating, resource loading & earned value management systems
  • Procurement  experience on engineering, EPC, and construction-only projects
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and concepts of procurement as they relate to budgeting, monitoring and tracking actual costs, change orders and forecasting
  • Knowledge of Material Resource Planning (MRP) concepts and one or more Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Experience with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project Software
Physical Demands:
The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee will:
  • frequently be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls;
  • frequently use up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
In addition:
  • Overtime may be necessary as workload’s dictate. This may include weekdays, weekends and/or holidays.
  • The job will generally be performed in a Middough office location but could occur at the Client’s production facility or industrial/construction job site and could last for extended periods of time.
  • May require occasional overnight travel to another client location/facility or the home office.
  • Conditions will vary at each location, but the conditions listed above will generally apply.
  • When working outside Middough’s office, appropriate safety training and safety equipment will be provided by Middough and/or Client, as required.
Middough Inc. does not support sponsorship for any applicant that requires an employment visa (i.e. H-1B) to work lawfully in the US.
Middough Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of diversity and actively recruits minority, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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