Senior Project Manager - ProcurementXylem Inc. - Lubbock, TX
Senior Project Manager - Procurement
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 .
The Senior Project Manager (Procurement) is responsible for the creation and continuous improvement of the regional project management office (PMO) that provides the oversight, tools and processes, cadence, metrics, KPI's, reports that indicate the health of projects, facilitation of project board review meetings, capability building, and escalation processes of procurement projects to ensure efficient, effective, and successful execution of the project plan. He/she will use GEP (Xylem eProcurement suite) as the primary data source for project identification and high level project tracking and will be expected to utilize professional project management tools/software and templates to train others in advanced project management techniques and act as the process expert in the tool use on projects management. The Senior Project Manager will work with the Process Excellence Team in XGP to identify requirements of the GEP software to enable efficient project management metrics. The Senior Project Manager will act as the project manager, in partnership with the project owner of a GEP project, for procurement initiatives from (validated) ideation through realization, that have broad regional or companywide impact, and/or high spend/savings potential as assigned by the XGP leadership team.
Develop the cadence for regular project reviews of procurement projects including the following:
Methodology to extract and identify the high impact procurement projects in GEP for monthly review.
Development of the template and metrics used in the project status reviews with management
Develop the countermeasureand escalation triggers when projects are not on plan
Utilize and implement tools within GEP that enable system metrics on milestone performance for project owners. Coach and support users in the compliance of state of the art use of these system tools and requirements for project management implementation (PMBOK)
Provide regular management reports that indicate the health of procurement projects and project execution efficiency and effectiveness.
Project Management Tool Set and Support (high level projects)
Develop the cadence for regular project reviews of procurementprojects including the following: 1) Methodology to extract and identify the high impact procurement projects in GEP for monthly review. 2) Development of the template and metrics used in the project status reviews with management 3) Develop the countermeasureand escalation triggers when projects are not on plan 4) Utilize and implement tools within GEP that enable system metrics on milestone performance for project owners. Coach and support users in the compliance of state of the art use of these system tools and requirements for project management implementation (PMBOK) 5) provide regular management reports that indicate the health of procurement projects and project execution efficiency and effectiveness.
Train and build capability of project management across the organization
Implement effective progress meeting status updates, project tracking tool usage, action item registers, green/yellow/red flags on plan, action owner performance against baseline plan, countermeasure, risk mitigation, critical path analysis, slack management, and escalation protocol when plans enter yellow and red status. Indicate dollar or business impact on project plan slips to help prioritize countermeasures.
Primary internal and external (outside Xylem) contacts with whom position interacts on a regular and recurring basis and purpose/nature of the contact
Effectively communicate project schedule and agreed upon Xylem tasks; driving deliverables internally through leadership, progress reports, regular task owner inputs and holding them accountable to meet their deliverables.
Facilitate development of project milestones withthe supplier and supplier commitments. Highlight issues to CM's as appropriate if supplier is not executing to plan. Develop countermeasures.
Xylem Global Procurement
Work in partnership with the CM or task owners to assist in the development of a project plan using professional tools and processes. Train the project owner in managing the project himself/herself through software tool use and soft tools in managing other stakeholders to their action items and commitments. Train XGP and project owners in efffective project management skills and recommended training.
Bachelors of Degree. Project management certification preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management techniques and tools; direct work experience in project management capacity of 5 years and experience in leading a procurementproject management office/system. Experience managing projects related to procurement and demonstrated skills, tool usage, and senior management interface experience in presenting project plan updates in a concise manner. Familiarity/experience of category strategy, procurement, and sourcing process execution phases and gates. Supplier interface.
Proficient in project management software and Microsoft Office products, especially excel; good facilitation and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal skills, team building and conflict resolution experience. Knowledgeablein Gantt charting, six sigma techniques. Proven record in procurement project management and adept at running successful projects and training others in the use of these tools and skills. Ability to summarize projects into executive presentations and inspire project owners to see project management as a critical methodology for their success in running projects.
(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
Regularly required to listen, talk to, and see employees on a daily basis.
(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
Travel required 10 to20%. Location is Seneca Falls, NY. Possibly Rye Brook, NY.
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Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant's roots to its leaves. To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers' most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions.
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