Advanced Procurement Manager

Req ID:  62463

Houston, TX, US, 77041 Burlington, CA, L7L 4X6 Calgary, AB, CA, T2P 1P5

Date:  Nov 21, 2022

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.

Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported and inspired to be extraordinary.

Celeros Flow Technology is a leading global supplier and aftermarket partner of highly engineered flow components in the power, oil & gas, and industrial markets. The global Engineering team designs products and executes projects for complex industrial and energy applications.


Job Summary

Incumbent of this role will be part of our Global Advanced procurement/buyout team and will report to Global Category Manager. Category Specialist role provides support of existing working relationship between Customer Service, Tendering Team and Advanced Procurement in order to generate sales. The performance of this individual will directly influences the Company’s external relationships, hence the key is to win opportunities. 

Advanced Procurement team will be responsible to identify major Projects together Tendering Team Managers with the purpose of obtaining Market level pricing on Buy-Out & major pump components like Electric Motors, Mechanical Seal & Systems, Lube Oil systems, Gear Boxes as well as survey supplier’s performance (KPI) as Category expert of Main buyout. In general, it is required the incumbent is from engineering background and technical knowledge about Pumps application and electric motors selection for hazardous areas of installations is required. This position will be based out of our Houston Texas location.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides support to Global tendering teams across the main buyout to ensure all quotations occur on time and with high quality from enquiry receipt to order entry
  • Develop and submit detailed lower risk proposals selection ensuring they are delivered in a high quality, timely fashion in support of the ITO (Inquiry to Order) Tendering Policy & Procedure
  • Review and evaluate technical specifications for Pumps equipment to define a process solution to fit the customers’ requirements, perform risk evaluation, extract applicable client requirements and translate/communicate specifications to subcontractors, sub-vendors and internal organization
  • Obtain quotations for relevant bought-in equipment in accordance with latest Global Supply Chain requirements
  • Liaise with the commercial team on customer needs, scope, and timing
  • Ensures accuracy and completion of both CPQ tender data and the BTC Quote log and they are actively managed
  • Work as a member in support of Global Tendering Team to ensure suppliers KPI’s and Metrics are achieved
  • Develop technical suppliers’ selection in support of projects and markets
  • Develop, maintain, and distribute filtration product and procurement knowledge
  • Utilize products knowledge to select technical solution to meet the customer’s needs
  • Develop Buyout Order Handover to ensure proposal to PO alignment
  • Develop and or improve Internal workflow or process is a daily task


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in English language – both written and verbal. Excellent communicator to bring common purpose to tasks and strategies (internal – external)
  • Competence in Microsoft Office packages – Excel, Word, PowerPoint are prerequisites
  • Technical ability to learn and understand proprietary sizing & selection of company software
  • Organized, be able to manage multiple tasks professionally
  • Good time management, sets and meets deadlines and assigned objectives.
  • Understanding of engineering principles related to designated business unit, especially about our API Pump product line
  • Ability to read, interpret and accurately respond to technical specifications related to buyouts costs and design
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal personnel
  • Understands ownership and accountability of assignments
  • A team player with ability to interface with multiple functions - Operations, Finance, Engineering, Projects, Sales
  • Solid ability to learn products capabilities and limitations
  • Understanding of engineering principles related to Pump process and mechanical design of pressure vessels
  • Knowledge of industry engineering standards and product capabilities
  • Ability to manage detailed files and strives for accuracy
  • Awareness of market sectors and products within served by the offered products
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creative and Independent


Mandatory Education and Experience

  • B.E in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering in regular course from recognized Institute/University in India.
  • 8-12 years of relevant industry experience in buyouts components of API pumps 4-5 years of recent experience in advanced procurement in Pump industry is preferred. Should have worked with Tendering/Proposal teams in the past
  • Experience in reviewing detailed specifications and writing comprehensive and accurate bids/costs
  • Mandatory to have Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Should have worked with global suppliers, Internal global tendering team is in the past
  • SAP knowledge and Able to Travel (Domestic and International – 30%)


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required daily to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, and see (specific close vision abilities are required to perform computer work)
  • Required occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Required daily to use hands and fingers and arms to reach (to operate a computer and telephone)
  • Required occasionally to lift and/or move objects that are light to moderate
  • Required occasionally to travel (usually by air or road so may be required to sit for extended periods)


Working Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an open planned office / individual office
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for extended periods



​​​​​​​The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required to perform this role.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform this role.   Employees will be required to perform reasonable additional duties, that are not detailed on this job description, which fall within their scope of skills and experience. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Nearest Major Market: Houston