Sourcing Specialist

22 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
JobID :   23909BR

In this position, a sourcing specialist for China Operations can expect to be responsible for the following:
•Perform procurement activities for direct and indirect spend associated with the Westinghouse Shanghai,
China office.
•Coordinate with Westinghouse Global logistics and as required, provide logistical support for China projects
import and export activities, including import/export documentation preparation, customs clearance
•Support frequent international conference calls with North America and Europe.
•Implement and oversee Purchase Orders based on strategic supplier agreements with multinational
suppliers in accordance with framework agreements.
•Track the current projects and payment forecast with key suppliers.
•Identify potential Chinese suppliers for Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) components, solicit and evaluate
•Support Negotiation of pricing and contractual terms and conditions with domestic and international
•Ensure that the quality and technical requirements, necessary flow downs, and applicable administrative
terms and conditions from the Requisition Package are included in the Procurement Package to be issued to
the suppliers.
•Evaluate the Requisition Package for inclusion or insertion of administrative requirements as necessary in
the Purchase Order.
•Initiate the sourcing process by identifying supplier(s) that are capable to provide the item(s) in the
quantities required as specified in Requisition Package. Solicit Requests for Proposals (RFP), Quotations or
requests (RFQ) for other information from suppliers. Execute Proprietary Information Agreements (PIA's),
and obtain supplier bids and proposals. Distribute appropriate supplier proposal information to internal
Westinghouse reviewers as appropriate.
•Be able to work in complex matrix environment to negotiate with the selected supplier(s), with the support
of the requisitioner, Quality, Engineering, Projects and other groups, as appropriate.
•Evaluate supplier exceptions to WEC proposed commercial terms and conditions, and consult with Quality,
Engineering, Legal and/or product lines as appropriate.
•Verify that the supplier is currently approved on the Westinghouse Approved Suppliers List (ASL) or
Qualified Supplier List (QSL) as applicable and ensure that Purchase Orders shall be only placed with suppliers
on the ASL or QSL.
•Verify the supplier is not on any restricted list and is compliant with any import/export requirements.
•Obtain the necessary Procurement Package approvals in accordance with regulatory requirements and
Westinghouse signatory authority requirements.
•identify appropriate payment agreements or payment terms for the supplier in the Procurement Package.
•Communicate with suppliers, and facilitate or coordinate issue resolution with Engineering or Quality to
ensure issues are resolved and subsequent changes to technical or quality requirements are approved by
•Responsible for issuing all formal communication between Westinghouse and the supplier.
•Act as a liaison between the supplier and internal Westinghouse groups regarding supplier submittals
throughout the life of the PO. Communicate with the responsible parties for the review and disposition of
supplier-submitted documents in accordance with procedures.
•Prepare and process Purchase Order change notices. Archive the Procurement Package and Requisition
Package documents including Change Notices.


Job Requirements
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:
•15 to 20% potential Required Travel
•Bilingual, fluent in verbal and written English and Mandarin Chinese languages. English must be clearly
articulated on conference calls.
•Demonstrated experience with Chinese business culture and practices with particular experience of
Western corporate experience.
•High degree of business acumen.
•Ability to act independently and a matrix environment.
•Demonstrated Project Management skills, with experience/exposure to project management tools and
•Familiarity with I & C equipment, engineering, design and demonstrated knowledge of Supply Chain
Management concepts and principles a plus.
•Familiarity with computer monitoring and control suppliers a plus.
•Experience in strategic sourcing and negotiations, to include strategic supplier agreements and contract
terms and conditions.
•Experience with process improvement tools to include Six Sigma tools a plus.
•Proficient in computer operation, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP.