Supplier Identification and Qualification: Lead the identification and evaluation of potential suppliers for heavy fabrication materials and components. Develop comprehensive supplier qualification criteria and conduct thorough assessments to ensure suppliers meet quality, capacity, and capability standards. Maintain an up-to-date supplier database and monitor supplier performance through regular audits and evaluations.Strategic Sourcing: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define procurement requirements and specifications for heavy fabrication projects. Develop and implement effective sourcing strategies to ensure cost-effectiveness, quality, and timely delivery of materials and components. Conduct market research to stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and innovations that can impact procurement decisions.Negotiation and Contracting: Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure favorable terms, pricing, and contractual agreements while maintaining working relationships. Draft, review, and finalize contracts, ensuring they align with company policies and legal standards.Supplier Relationship Management: Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with key suppliers to drive continuous improvement and address any issues promptly. Work closely with suppliers to optimize lead times, quality control, and delivery schedules, ensuring minimal disruptions to production timelines.Risk Management: Identify potential risks within the supply chain and develop mitigation strategies to ensure business continuity. Monitor market fluctuations, geopolitical factors, and other external variables that could impact procurement operations.Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure supplier performance and the effectiveness of procurement processes. Generate regular reports and presentations for management, highlighting procurement achievements, challenges, and opportunities for improvement.Business Travel: Some travel may be required.