Procurement Project Manager~
ALCOA - Pittsburgh, PA

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The Consultant, Expert Services serves as a subject matter expert in Strategic Procurement processes primarily supporting both Procurement Operations and Commodity Management. The support is both regional (NA) and/or Globally focused. This position works with limited guidance and focuses on implementing Procurement initiatives. The Consultant serves as process owner for key procurement initiatives including the following:

  • E-Sourcing
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Compliance
  • Contract Management
  • Optimized Processes
  • Spend Analysis Framework
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Quality Management System
  • Supplier Sustainability program
  • Procurement People Process
  • Other Miscellaneous Project Management and Process Improvement as identified by the organization
The Consultant's key deliverables in the area of process development and improvement, and project management include:

  • Analysis of opportunities and development of business case for organizational support
  • Prioritization of initiatives based on organizational need and customer input
  • Developing project plan
  • Assembling and leading cross functional teams
  • Developing metrics
  • Communication/Change Management support for the initiatives
  • Process monitoring to insure the initiative processes are being followed
  • Identify training requirements insure training for key stakeholders is delivered
  • Documentation of all key work
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned
  • Provide "expert" consulting support for each of the initiatives 1. Business Alignment
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with key interface leaders within Procurement Operations, Commodity Management and Center Of Excellence
2. Strategy Development

  • The Consultant provides a critical link between the COE and Procurement Operations and Commodity Management, and is responsible for identifying new procurement process and/or tool requirements. The Consultant works with the initiative‚Äôs sponsors, team members and the respective Solutions & Process teams to develop and incorporate those new tools and processes.
  • Works with the Training Manager to identify training requirements, and insure that training is developed for, and delivered to BU buyers and Commodity Managers.
3. Execution

  • Drive the development of the Project scope with input from the process owners.
  • Drive the project tasks, timeline and SPA is keeping with the project plan
  • Communicate with sponsors/steering committee on project milestones and gain stage gate approval.
  • The consultant will also attend or lead regular SPA meetings as needed to share best practices and receive training.
  • The consultant will disseminate best practices and conduct training across their area of responsibility.
  • Consultant will continue to collect feedback and incorporate these changes back into the process in keeping with ABS principles
  • The consultant will also participate in Procurement Ops GBU meetings or Commodity Management meetings as appropriate.
  • Consultant will maintain knowledge of the area of expertise to continue to propose new opportunities to the organization

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