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Cummins Inc. VPI Integrator PSBU - Project Manager Purchasing in Pune, India

VPI Integrator PSBU - Project Manager Purchasing


Co-ordinates the overall activities in the technical development, commercial activities and project management of supplier technical risk and quality in the early product development.

Obtains input and negotiates with project leadership, suppliers, product engineers, or technology teams to ensure the delivery of robust prototype and production designs, technical risk mitigation plans, and coordinated deliverables of new or current product change activity.

Influences the design and project risk trade-offs that impact project cost or supplier early engagement without sacrifice of quality expectations. Main focus will include working in business processes of Product Preceding Technology (PPT) and other early product development activity.

Establish guidance to complex supplier relationships through supplier agreements required to protect intellectual properties.

Supports all Supplier Early Engagement work and new technology development.

Engages with project teams and engineering to understand needs for new suppliers and technologies and connects engineering with the appropriate sourcing team.

For defined projects, serve as the purchasing team member and meet the required purchasing deliverables. Where a project includes a deliverable of a demonstration product, support the procurement cycle.

Prepare and deliver information for management and functional reviews.

Establishes preliminary new product program sourcing strategies for Product Preceding Technology (PPT) or other projects that are moving to VPI.

In conjunction with the Technical Cost Centre of Excellence, use Should Cost and/or other tools to develop piece price targets for components and product material cost targets.



Cost and Value Management - Establishes and controls product and service costs using functional tools to deliver and track product and services at competitive prices. Ensures competitiveness of Cummins products in our markets while preserving desired margins. Identifies value creation opportunities.

Organizational savvy - Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.

Project Issue and Risk Management - Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.

Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Confidential Disclosure - Protects Cummins confidential information by using the appropriate channel of communication and ensures that Confidential Disclosure Agreements are in place with all suppliers that Cummins interacts with to protect Cummins Confidential Information and to ensure that the suppliers confidential information is not misused or disclosed in any manner.

Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

Intellectual Property Management - Assures protection of Cummins Intellectual Property within the supply base and partners with suppliers to optimize the use of their intellectual property for Cummins future competitive advantage by engaging the legal function; assures appropriate separation of Cummins' inventors from Supplier Intellectual Property to avoid Intellectual Property poisoning that could inhibit Cummins' ability to freely invent.

Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Understands all of the relevant purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; Masters all tools required to conduct procurement work. Knows how to access documents in the appropriate Document Management System (DMS) and/or who to ask if clarification or expansion of the information contained in each document is needed.

Project Management - Establishes and maintains the balance of scope, schedule and resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is preferred

with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.

Take lead in driving function level initiative

Knowledge of managing electrical components is preferred.


Primary Location India-Maharashtra-Pune-India, Pune, IOC Tower A

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Oct 9, 2023, 3:11:12 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 230009AR