ITT Inc.

Advance Procurement Manager

Arbeitsorte DE-Obernkirchen
Sourcing SupplyChain & Logistics


The Regional Advance Procurement Specialist, will be responsible for supporting the “Buyout” content for IP global project business in winning the initial business through supplier negotiation pre-award and improve margins after purchase order awarded from customer. ”Buyout” categories include motors, turbines, seals, lube oil systems, couplingsInstrumentation and other major OEM cost drivers of the overall system. This position requires close working relationship with the regional sales team to deploy the process linking IP’s major project quotation process through order capture and on the successful fulfillment; also ensures alignment with corporate sourcing strategies and initiatives within the commodities. The scope includes quoting, negotiating, sourcing, buying, and managing the supplier relationships and supplier performance for the buyouts in support of the global Supplier Roadmap and business requirements.

Grundlegende Verantwortlichkeiten

Your Duties:

  • Support the regional sales organization to achieve targeted order volume.
  • Assist Sales in securing strategic projects by identifying the most competitive acceptable sources; scope includes securing valid supplier quotations in good timely manner, performing effective negotiations & settling the commercial Terms & Conditions in favor to IP business
  • Leading regional sourcing activities on buyouts for strategic projects
  • Development and improvement of an automated/standardized quoting process to enable efficient proposal management for strategic projects
  • Develop & manage strategic supplier relationships in assigned region aimed at achieving the highest level of performance and customer service from the suppliers as well as the lowest total cost enabling IP to win work and enhance margins
  • Lead the effort to utilize Low Cost Region (LCR) suppliers by including LCR suppliers in the proposal stage
  • Responsible for supplier performance management to include: quotation lead time, documentation on-time performance and accuracy, and product delivery on-time performance and quality
  • Support SAP implementation related tasks around Advanced Procurement integration
  • Effectively convey ideas through speaking, writing, or graphic presentations
  • Enforce corporate policies regarding to the ethical conduct of purchasing activities and the supplier Code of Conduct


The requirements:

Experience & Education:

  • Degree in Engineering BA/BS / MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in purchasing and sourcing industrial/engineering OEM products with complex specifications.

    LCR Purchasing experience a plus

  • Global Strategic and tactical contract negotiation skills, Proven ability to positively influence other functional areas to ensure process and policies are adhered to sourcing experience,
  • Experience with strategic supplier relationship management and performance development
  • Demonstrated success in leading projects in a global matrix organization. Proven collaboration skills
  • Proven ability to work with multiple cultures and geographies. In-person and virtually.
  • Strong PC Skills, Windows and MS Office
  • Fluent in English and German, other languages are a plus

Desired Experiences:

  • Global complex project purchasing & supply chain management experience desired
  • Technical background/ability to read specifications
  • E-sourcing experience


  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical way of thinking and working
  • Structured working skills
  • positive charisma
  • Independent working, self motivating
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work with international clients


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