SUEZ- Water Technologies & Solutions is now known as Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions. As part of Veolia, we join in its mission of "resourcing the world." With the addition of our industry-leading technologies and expertise, our combined strengths will help to turn the tide for Ecological Transformation.

Sourcing Project Leader

Date:  12-Nov-2022

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560066

Custom Field 2:  Suez Water Technologies and Solutions PvtLtd
Category:  Sourcing Staff
Custom Field 1:  5502

Around the globe, we help cities and industries manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. We provide an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials to promote a cleaner more sustainable world for all of us.

The collective expertise and passion of our people, combined with a broad portfolio of over 10,000 technologies, makes us uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that positively impact the environment. Come be part of something special - start your journey today! 


For Engineered Systems Projects, the Sourcing Project Leader coordinates the external supply chain activities from the kick-off through execution until the project close out, in accordance with the project strategy and the project team. Operationally in the project, maintains the sourcing strategy, animates and coordinates the external supply chain activities for the project team.



  • Defines and executes the external supply chain strategy with the stakeholders in accordance with the project requirements and planning.
  • Coordinates with Category Management the execution of the category strategies. 
  • Coordinates with Supplier Quality Engineer for the supplier’s approval, qualification and quality plan 
  • Outlines strategies and plans to minimize cost and time variances. 
  • Coordinates on time deliveries of quality material with the Regional Projects Supply Chain Leader. 
  • Develop and participate in a post project review forum to identify areas of improvement and opportunities.
  • Responsible for receiving and ensuring quality and completeness of Purchase Requisitions with Engineering / Material Planning.
  • Manages the creation of Purchase Orders based on Category Managers’ negotiated material cost and confirmation of the delivery date. 
  • Manages relationships with suppliers for PO execution: order acknowledgement, promise date and on-time delivery
  • Identifies underperforming or non-performing suppliers during the project life cycle.
  • Drives key metrics around PO cycle time, deflation, on-time delivery and payment terms
  • Manages supplier selection and negotiation on all non-Category supplied items.
  • Ensures Purchase Order modification is done based on ECN or SDR and coordinates with Category Management and Sourcing Project Leadership.
  • Obtains the savings target on the project and applies all standard levers available through the

        Sourcing Team, while satisfying the cost, schedule, and quality requirements of the   


  • Participates in the planning, scheduling and production control of the project.
  • Maintains the project purchasing dashboard using the standard tools.
  • Tracks and follows the project costs and time variances while taking all necessary actions to avoid deviations to budget.
  • Interfaces with project management and engineering to maintain the material and delivery targets and sourcing resource requirements.
  • Identifies critical and strategic suppliers with category management.
  • Focuses on project objectives (contractual conditions, purchasing budget, delivery targets, planning and quality).
  • Anticipates available discounts and maintains the committed budget
  • Responsible for complying with and enforcing the procedures and processes of the company.
  • Participate in developing regional supply base to have consolidated list of competitive supply base.
  • Participate in various Value Analysis projects & Kaizen blitz projects to improve sourcing.
  • Utilization of company software applications such as: SAP, Storage, and Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and knowledge of this software.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.



The person in this role must possess the following skills and abilities

    • 12+ years minimum experience in increasing roles in purchasing, strategic sourcing or supply chain.
    • Must have worked with Industries preferably in Water/Oil & Gas/Energy/Heavy Engineering sectors.
    • Should have good experience in the procurement of Pressure vessels, steel Fabrication of piping and structures, Valves, Pumps, Compressors, Electrical & Instrumentation items.
    • Must possess good knowledge and understanding of commercial negotiation skills, purchase terms and conditions for various equipment items and commodities.
    • Must have superior communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Above average analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Capable of working in a team, prioritizing, multi-tasking, and organizing.
    • Possess ability to read and understand engineering drawings with the ability to communicate technical information to various internal and external customers.
    • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing priorities.
    • ERP experience required, preferably with SAP.




Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably in Mechanical/Industrial) or Supply Chain Management from an accredited university or college. 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits working in a dynamic environment with challenging projects and training provided to ensure your success.

We realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace!