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Cummins Inc. CEC VPI Integrator - Procurement in Columbus, Indiana

CEC VPI Integrator - Procurement


CEC VPI Integrator- Procurement

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented CEC VPI Integrator to join our team specializing in Purchasing for our Corporate Business Segment in Columbus, IN/ or you home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

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

  • Influences the design and project risk trade-offs that impact project cost or supplier earlyengagement without sacrifice of quality expectations.

  • Main focus will include working in businessprocesses of Product Preceding Technology (PPT) and other early product development activity.

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

  • Supports all Supplier Early Engagement work and new technology development.

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

  • For defined projects, serve as the purchasing team member and meet the required purchasingdeliverables. Where a project includes a deliverable of a demonstration product, support theprocurement 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 todevelop piece price targets for components and product material cost targets.



  • Cost and Value Management - Establishes and controls product and service costs using functionaltools to deliver and track product and services at competitive prices. Ensures competitiveness ofCummins products in our markets while preserving desired margins. Identifies value creationopportunities.

  • 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 issuesand risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probabilityand/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 shiftingdemands of different situations.

  • Confidential Disclosure - Protects Cummins confidential information by using the appropriatechannel of communication and ensures that Confidential Disclosure Agreements are in place with allsuppliers that Cummins interacts with to protect Cummins Confidential Information and to ensurethat 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, highenergy, and enthusiasm.

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

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

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet sharedobjectives.

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

  • Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to makebetter business decisions.

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

  • Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Understands all of the relevant purchasing policies andprocedures and complies with them in daily work; Masters all tools required to conductprocurement work. Knows how to access documents in the appropriate Document ManagementSystem (DMS) and/or who to ask if clarification or expansion of the information contained in eachdocument is needed.

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

  • Responsible for Technical Sourcing and Cost Management for CEC VPI programs, could be Turbo and/or Fuel System programs.

Education, Licenses, Certifications:

  • College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technicaldisciplines 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 preferredwith a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making

  • Must be familiar with VPI process

  • Familiar with Turbo and/or Fuel system technologies a plus

  • Familiar with sourcing a plus


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 29, 2024, 1:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Jun 13, 2024, 12:59:00 AM

Organization Corporate

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 240003YR