Purchasing Project Leader

Who are we?

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

What do we stand for?

When you work for Schneider Electric you work for a company focused on its people. We are proud to promote diversity, inclusion and work-life integration – we’re a great place to work but we are continually striving to be the best place to work!

What is the role?

Based in Adelaide, we are now actively recruiting a Purchasing Project Leader. The Project Purchasing Leader is part of a product development project team and works closely with the different members within the Offer Creation Process (OCP) and/or the Brand Labeling Management Process (BLMP). This role is key to the coordination of purchasing activities between Global Supply Chain and the business units with a focus on growth and meeting technical challenges. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Select suppliers to ensure consistency with global/regional commodity strategy and supplier strategy;
  • Guide supplier selection using purchasing principals (Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, avoid single sourcing, promote standardization, supply chain flexibility, quality). Analyze and challenge the needs and requirements;
  • Contribute to the achievement of OCP /BLMP project targets (product cost, project cost, quality, and time-to-market);
  • Monitor supplier performance using purchasing processes and strategy;
  • Take responsibility for negotiation of all purchasing terms and conditions with suppliers. This will include set up of contracts for strategic parts and components;
  • Push Co-Development with suppliers and Early Supplier Involvement on OCP or/and BLMP projects. Bring supplier market knowledge into projects;
  • Manage and develop existing suppliers based on saving, competitiveness, quality, logistics, innovation, sustainable development, responsiveness.

Why you?

You are someone who gets excited by innovation. You are a highly driven and confident professional who wants to work for a values based organisation whose solutions are leading edge. You are focused, collaborative and passionate about the work that you do. In addition, you possess the following relevant skills:

  • Substantial experience working in a project purchasing team environment within a manufacturing environment (Essential);
  • Proven strategic thinking ability; experience building sourcing strategy;
  • Demonstrated skills in supplier development and management (Essential);
  • Capable of handling multiple and conflicting priorities; effectively prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Strong experience and knowledge of electronic components and EMS management (Essential);
  • Well-developed negotiation skills and the ability to influence at all levels;
  • Strong problem solving and rectification skills;
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in a teamwork environment.

Please note you will be required to travel: domestic travel 20-30%; overseas 1-2 per year.

Why us?

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.


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