Schneider Electric Project Manager - Strategic Projects NAM Purchasing in Monterrey, Mexico
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The Strategic Projects Team for North America Purchasing (previously known as the NAM Rebalance Engine or Rebalancing Team) is a recognized and dynamic cross-functional project management organization (Project Managers, Supplier Quality Engineers, Project Engineers & Project Buyers).
We oversight the pipeline & results for all NAM Purchasing Projects like:
- COS (Change of Suppliers - supplier transfers)
REB (COS Rebalance - transfers from Mature to New Economies
QVE (Quality Value Engineering – Technical Product Cost Optimization).
Our main responsibility is planning and executing the critical/complex projects on these areas. Due to the expertise & competencies developed by the team, we are also the reference for spreading project management processes and practices across the NAM Purchasing organization.
The success is and will be based on 4 pillars:
The cross-functional dedicated team
Standard processes and tools
Collaboration both internal and external to the team
Business oriented decisions & partnership
The Project Manager - Strategic Projects NAM Purchasing is responsible to lead the cross-functional team to successfully develop, sell & execute the projects aligned to the purchasing strategy. The PM is co-responsible to build & support a solid pipeline of projects and coach the organization on best project management practices.
Some key activities:
Participates on "Idea to Project Execution" activities to fill project pipeline
Develops & support the Purchasing Team to create solid business cases
Sells the project and benefits to the Business
Provides management and support for team members
Leads all the actions necessary to carry out the project until closed
Performs schedule, quality, cost and critical activities tracking against the plan
Manages within the established performance, schedule and budget constraints
Identifies issues and risks, coordinate and track action plans
Prepares stage gates decisions and report progress to the stakeholders
Leads discussions with team and proper parties when discrepancies
7+ years of professional experience within Purchasing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Project Management. Cross-functional experience is a plus. It's desirable that the candidate has been part of a project before.
Excellent communication skills are a must (both Spanish & English)
Team player and leadership skills
Organized, dynamic, proactive, team leadership & process driven but pragmatic
Able to achieve results via Influence
PMP Training or Certification is a plus
Able to travel (up to 15%) domestically in Mexico as well as internationally to USA (USA visa is required)
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Primary Location: Mexico-Nuevo León-Monterrey
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Req ID: 00358V