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NPI Procurement Leader

Supply Chain
1900261 Requisition #

Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world!

Start at Ganz Meter Company Ltd, a Hungarian subsidiary of Itron Inc. in Gödöllö. We are looking for a NPI Procurement Leader.

Directly reporting to the NPI Procurement Manager for EMEA and APAC region, you will join a multicultural team of 6 people and managing brand new projects locally. Working in close collaboration with Commodity Managers and transversal Core Teams (Marketing, R&D, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality), you will represent and be the face of Procurement on all New Product Introduction projects managed by the Itron New Product Development process -
acting as a Program Manager inside procurement organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of component specifications (technological choices, material & cost associated).
  • Analyze objectives of the project and translate them to procurement objectives: Budget, Costs, Quality, Schedule and Quantities.
  • Provide Procurement tasks and milestones to be tracked and managed to the project manager and Core team and manage those deliverables in accordance with NPI check list requirements.
  • Develop TMC (Total Manufacturing Costs) in conjunction with Global Commodity Teams; Finance, Manufacturing Engineering and Development Engineers.
  • Perform technology watch in conjunction with Commodity Management teams and communicate to the core team and Development Engineers (potential innovations, market fluctuations, exhaustive list of fitting suppliers).
  • Participate to all phases of the procurement cycle (Quality, Schedule, Costs and Margin).
  • Ensure a deep collaboration with Commodity Managers on supplier management and selection during project phase with support of data package for RFQ.
  • Provide adequate responses to project needs to the core and product development teams and ensure that any follow-up actions required by Procurement are completed.
  • Ensure that all sourcing and design utilizes Itron Preferred Suppliers, or initiate Itron New Supplier Development Process.
  • Request and facilitate make vs. buy analysis in collaboration with operations, finance,
  • R&D and Global Commodity Management as needed.
  • Participate and/or lead cost reduction workshop events on new projects.
  • Drive continuous improvement within the supplier base in terms of cost, quality, delivery, service, flexibility in collaboration with Commodity Managers.
  • Participate to the core team phase gate reviews and lead procurement communication through management presentation and along project phases.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Procurement within an international industrial and engineering environment.

  • Proficient in Program Management, with excellent knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain processes, supplier management and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent cross-functional team leadership skills both internal and external resources.

  • Track record of influencing a driving impact with diverse set of functional stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated capability to work collaboratively in a global work environment based in a remote location.

  • High flexibility with great analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Good understanding and interest in electrical and/or mechanical engineering.

  • Fluent English skills, with capacity to drive negotiations and strategic presentations, as well as proficiency in Hungarian language. 

  • Education: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience (Engineering and Business is preferred) is required; Master’s degree preferred.

If you are interested, please apply with your detailed CV in English online. For further information contact Eszter Malinko on +36 20 382 0469. 


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