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Engineering Contract Manager

Company: Saputo
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

* Support the project team in the supplier selection
process to include but not limited to, requests for
proposals, evaluation of bids, commercial terms
evaluation and compliance, pricing negotiations,
final purchase order issuance.
* Develop sourcing strategies with the project team
that align with the corporate purchasing policies,
project goals and objectives.
* Build strategic relationships with suppliers,
contractors and vendors, including negotiating and
drafting preferred vendor agreements.
* Communicate and build effective relationships with
Operations, Quality, Tech Services and other
internal teams to ensure that project activities
(i.e. documentation) meets company objectives and
* Negotiate equipment, service and construction
contracts for capital project activities, including
general and specific terms and conditions, contract
addendums and payment terms.
* Manage the process for exemption approvals of
uniquely qualified suppliers.
* Support project team as needed relative to the
documentation requirements of the procurement
process. Develop tools to aid team in the process.
* Communicate with Legal Affairs regarding capital
vendor terms and conditions to minimize contractual
* Communicate with Risk Management to mitigate capital
project risks and secure appropriate insurances for
capital equipment transportation and construction
* Manage capital expenditure taxation including
application of exemptions and partial exemptions
coordinate with corporate tax department as
* Assist the project team with change orders, claims,
back-charges and timely payments.
* Manage and mentor Engineering Coordinators.
* Assist plants with preventative maintenance
contracts and leveraging spare parts for cost
* Support project team with disposal/re-sale of
replaced or removed equipment including fixed asset
management paperwork.
* Increase leveraged purchasing to reduce pricing and
* Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
* Perform other duties as required.
* Bachelor s Degree in Engineering, Business or
related field or relevant experience.
* A minimum of 3-5 years related experience; dairy
industry experience a plus.
* Strong knowledge and experience of mechanical,
electrical or related processes; dairy industry
experience preferred.
* Strong negotiation, technical writing and analytical
* Strong communication skills (verbal and written),
attention to detail and professional.
* Strong customer orientation; ability to develop
relationships and effectively influence at all
levels internally (e.g. management teams) and
externally (e.g. contractors).
* Exceptional interpersonal, communication,
presentation and analytical skills.
* Strong strategic thinking skills with broad-based
business acumen and experience, with proven ability
to identify opportunities and lead change
* Ability to work in a team environment as well as
independently with good time management and
organizational skills.
* Ability to travel frequently and work flexible
* Excellent computer skills including SAP.
* Values that align with the Saputo culture:
Efficiency through Simplicity, Family Environment,
Ownership and Commitment, Hands on Approach,

Keywords: Saputo, Milwaukee , Engineering Contract Manager, Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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