Sr Buyer / Procurement Manager

Monterrey, MX

 

ContourGlobal develops, acquires, and operates power generation facilities with proven and cutting-edge energy technologies. We are an international high-growth company, founded in 2005, that has grown exponentially to own and operate a fleet of renewable and thermal assets, located in 20 countries across 4 continents. Wherever we operate, we are committed to the highest standards of health and safety, environmental, social responsibility, our people’s well-being. Our longstanding ESG pledge includes becoming net-zero carbon by 2050.

Acquisition of ContourGlobal by the US private-equity fund KKR will enable us greatly to further expand our portfolio, increase investment in the energy transition, and take advantage of new opportunities in our core markets. Our multinational, integrated team of almost 1500 people prides itself on our culture and values, and welcomes entrepreneurial, innovative, ambitious, and collaborative professionals to come join us.

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the overall coordination of the Company’s regional procurement programs and practices. This role will collaborate with operational functions to ensure procured goods and services are efficiently leveraged within the organization. This position will also assist in executing a transformation for the procurement function in the region.

 

The position is based in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all aspects of Purchasing functions in a multi-entity, multi-country (US/Mexico/Caribbean) matrix organization with a focus in Mexico.
  • Lead procurement related (local and corporate) initiatives in a manufacturing, power plant, oil and gas, or similar environment.
  • Aligning resources, prioritizing strategies, establishing targets, and implementing cost improvement initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain sourcing strategies and capabilities – RFP’s/RFI’s, negotiations, contract management, supplier relationship management.
  • Execute sourcing strategies, practices, and process improvement in support of procuring goods & services for the Company.
  • Consolidate supply base by locating, analyzing, and developing suppliers to meet current and future needs for all purchased materials and services.
  • Manage all phases of procurement and contracting, including RFx, vendor evaluations, and continuous improvement process for suppliers.
  • Identify, negotiate, and implement local and regional supplier contracts.
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal departments and operations to optimize the Company’s success.
  • Establish, analyze and improvement of policies and procedures.  Provide guidelines and implement new procedures as needed to increase quality, productivity, and cost effectiveness.
  • Provide training, follow-up, and feedback to internal team members.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to negotiate and network with a wide variety of vendors, internal customers, and stakeholders.
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams to drive, direct and lead Company initiatives and goals.
  • Familiarity with P2P/S2P programs and processes or willingness to learn. Coupa, Ariba, SAP is a plus.
  • Working level proficiency in English and Spanish

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline or equivalent business/work experience.
  • 8+ years of experience performing a procurement function within a corporate procurement environment.
  • S2P/P2P experience is a plus (Coupa, Ariba, SAP, etc.)
  • Experience within a multi-site manufacturing, engineering, or power generation environment preferred.
  • CPSM or other procurement certification desirable.

 

This position reports hierarchically to the Procurement Director.

ContourGlobal provides equal employment opportunities and maintains a diverse workforce that reflects the rich environment of the society we live in and markets we operate.

ABOUT CONTOURGLOBAL

ContourGlobal is a power generation company committed to new growth in thermal and renewable technologies. Our mission is to develop, acquire and operate electricity generation businesses worldwide, creating economic and social value through better operations, and making the communities where we work better because we are there.

OUR VALUES

- To care about our people’s health, safety, well-being and development.
- To act transparently and with moral integrity.
- To work hard and without boundaries as a multinational, integrated team.
- To expect, embrace and enable excellence and continuous learning through humility, and the knowledge that we will fail but when we do, we will learn.
- To honor the commitments of those who have placed their trust in us.