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Senior Manager - Procurement, Global Projects (M/W) - Paris (France)

Date:  26-Nov-2022

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Are you looking for a new challenge within a human structure, dynamic and in full transformation ?


Suez WTS are looking for a :


Senior Manager – Procurement, Global Projects (M/W) – Paris (France)


Reporting into Suez WTS’ Director – Procurement, Global Projects, The Sr. Manager, Procurement – Global Projects will work very closely with the Suez WTS’ Procurement Leadership team for aligning priorities and programs outcomes with the vision and objectives of the enterprise. This role will be leading important Procurement Programs and initiatives within the Global Procurement Function, in coordination with the internal and external stakeholders of the organization.


Specific responsibilities:


  • Key Initiatives: Coordinate and drive EBIT, Cash & Competitiveness impacting Procurement programs like Days Payable Outstanding (DPO), High Cost to Low Cost Spend migration, Should Costing, Make vs. Buy methodology, Single/ Sole Source Elimination, Financial Risk Mitigation & Sustainability Programs, etc.
  • Influence & Change Management: Exercise horizontal leadership and collaborate and work with high rank company officers, procurement peers, suppliers and other partners to drive right focus on necessary change management and transformation.
  • Facilitative Leadership: Focal point of contact for SPOT programs being executed within SUEZ WTS. Responsible for deploying advance program management tools and techniques to track program milestone progress and create appropriate operating rhythm with the stakeholders. 


Minimum requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or similar field, candidate with a Master’s degree and / or certification like CPM/CPSM, PMP, etc. will have added advantage.
  • Ten (10) years of working experience in Strategic Procurement, Change Management, Transformation, Cross Functional Projects along with solid background in data analytics and presentation skills.


Useful skills or abilities (not required for consideration):


  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, capable of developing presentations and comfortable interacting with internal/external stakeholders and WTS senior management 
  • Demonstrate exceptionally good leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and influence a large cross-functional group to a flawless execution. An ability to influence business leadership and executives
  • Demonstrated success of managing multiple initiatives 
  • Creative, organized and self-motivated for success
  • Demonstrated comfort with contemporary technologies, tech-savvy
  • Proven success with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Experience in working in different cultures and environments, in a matrixed organization
  • Procurement Knowledge: Knowledge of Procurement methods, technologies and processes.
  • General understanding of Direct/Indirect material categories and water treatment technologies


About us


SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design and supply a range of water systems, from food and beverage applications to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water and heavy industrial wastewater treatment. Our portfolio of technologies includes solids-contact clarification, membrane & media filtration, ion exchange, electrolysis, digestion, evaporation, ozone/UV disinfection and more.  Our portfolio also includes chemicals & monitoring solutions, start-up & operation, membrane & ion exchange products, and custom engineered equipment.

As a Global Procurement Function, we serve the enterprise by being a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement, and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities and environment.

At SUEZ, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We are an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.


Join the Resource Revolution! SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is seeking thoughtful, dedicated professionals to join our 10,000-person team as we deliver leading water treatment solutions for clients across municipal and industrial markets, in locations on six continents. For more than 100 years SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest water use and reuse problems has never been more important than it is right now.