Company: SUEZ
Skills: Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment and reuse. We design and supply a range of water systems, from food and beverage applications, to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water and heavy industrial wastewater treatment. Our portfolio of technologies includes solids-contact clarification, membrane & media filtration, ion exchange, electrolysis, digestion, evaporation, ozone/UV disinfection and more. Our portfolio also includes chemicals & monitoring solutions, start-up & operation, membrane & ion exchange products, and custom engineered equipment.

As a Global Procurement Function, we live by, and execute to as a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities and environment.

The Procurement Leader will report into Suez WTS' Service Procurement Strategy Leader NAM and will be responsible for supporting procurement initiatives, prioritizing and delivering critical cost-out activities. These initiatives will mainly consist of new equipment purchases to support the mobile fleet build in our facilities in Guelph ON, Minnetonka MN and Norfolk, VA. The role will take over transactional operations and will provide a seamless interface within the Procurement team and with the Project/Manufacturing teams.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Responsible to oversee the overall procurement process partnering with plants manufacturing team, Engineering, Program Managers
  • Coordinate with the Category management and the Fulfilment & PurchaseToPay (P2P) teams for key transactions, including supplier search, RFQ management, order follow up, etc until delivery of goods or services.
  • Obtain the savings target on the project and apply all standard levers available through the Procurement Team, while satisfying the cost, schedule, and quality requirements of the project and eventually minimize Total Cost of Ownership
  • Troubleshoot and solve schedule issues. Works closely with the expeditor.
  • Provide appropriate reporting to project team and Procurement management notably for part delivery and budget purposes.
  • Identify underperforming or non-performing suppliers during the project life cycle.
  • Collaborate with and support the Procurement Category team for developing supply agreements with key suppliers

Who are we looking for?

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is seeking a thoughtful, dedicated professional with the right skillsets, mindset, and behaviour to contribute to the continued evolution of our Global Procurement function. The ideal candidate will be a thought leader, capable of developing and implementing innovative Procurement strategies, with a track record of delivering enterprise wide financial and non-financial results on sustainable basis in a matrix environment. Success in this role will require the ability to work in collaboration with a wide array of SUEZ internal stakeholders to identify, execute and monitor Procurement initiatives.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • 5 years minimum experience in Purchasing, Production Control, Engineering, Product or Project management
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time


The person in this role must possess the following skills and abilities:
  • Must show a high level of initiative
  • Must have superior communication skills, both written and oral
  • Negotiations expertise
  • Experience working with suppliers globally
  • Demonstrated change agent with strong credibility and ability to influence across all levels of the organization
  • Above average analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of working in a team, prioritizing, multi-tasking, and organizing.
  • Possess ability to read and understand engineering drawings with the ability to communicate technical information to various internal and external customers.
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing priorities.
  • ERP experience required, preferably with SAP
  • Knowledge of Suez or WTS business operations is a plus

At SUEZ, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We are an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.

Join the Resource Revolution! SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is seeking thoughtful, dedicated professionals to join our 10,000-person team as we deliver leading water treatment solutions for clients across municipal and industrial markets, in locations on six continents. For more than 100 years SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest water use and reuse problems has never been more important than it is right now.