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Trane Technologies Procurement Program Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Procurement Program Manager

Minneapolis MN 314 W 90th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Global Integrated Supply Chain

Requisition # 2105562

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At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King® - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

Join our team as a Procurement Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN ! If youre looking for an opportunity to be responsible for multiple Procurement programs and projects, working with cross-functional teams and deploying standard work to build and execute plans for productivity, new product development, and continuous improvement projects, come work with us! In this role you will lead all procurement activities in assigned categories, strategic projects and programs. You will also coordinate with central PPM and category management teams.


  • Project leader responsible for multiple Procurement projects, working with cross-functional teams and standard work to build and execute project implementation plans for productivity and continuous improvement projects.

  • Responsible for coordinating with category teams, materials, operations, engineering, finance, quality, and field operations to complete projects and achieve expected benefits within project timeline.

  • Partner with Category teams to assist with projects charter, benefits, and resource requirements. Active participant in sector/plant productivity gate reviews ensuring that required cross-functional resources are allocated to execute projects as outlined.

  • Responsible for monitoring active projects, updating status, eliminating roadblocks, and escalating issues as appropriate.

  • Investigate, coordinate and communicate project changes. Create and make revisions to project schedules, business cases, risk assessments and other project management tools. Create and conduct presentations for project approvals and monthly status.

  • Identify gaps to goals and collaboratively develop and support countermeasures and activities to close the gap and exceed targets.

  • Manage reporting of Procurement financial metrics (forecast and actual) including productivity and inflation for responsible plants or projects Support the development of the Annual Operating Plan for productivity projects, targets and initiatives. Support standard setting process for responsible plants.

  • Support Category teams goals by leading and executing supplier rationalization, quality and delivery improvement projects. Work to align strategies between category and Sector localization, plant rationalization and similar.

  • Coordinate continuous improvement ideation sessions for responsible plants. Generate and evaluate new ideas and opportunities aligned with plant priorities and strategies.

  • Participate in and represent Procurement function during plant or product Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) or Major Model Review (MMR) events. Responsible for collecting and communicating category actions following event.

  • Assure correct suppliers are selected for new business by working with category managers and following category strategies.


  • BA/BS/ME degree in business or engineering with a minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience.

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in procurement or supply chain roles

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience working in a diversified industrial company/organization in the areas of Procurement, New Product Development, Engineering, Project Management, Quality, Finance and/or Operations.

  • Strong Analytic experience

  • Experience in supplier development, materials management, and/or supplier quality a plus.

  • Must be a strategic thinker and have demonstrated experience driving strategies

  • Microsoft Project Expertise or similar systems a plus

  • Oracle experience in a global environment is beneficial

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Key Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Supply Chain Acumen – Oversees development and execution of GSC strategies/playbooks for assigned components or services, drives utilization of common GSC tools to achieve optimal Trane results that are Quality, Delivery, Price and Service balanced and corporate/governmental compliant.

  • Project Management – Reviews and approves teams’ project plans, oversees project execution, balances projects between short and long-term focus, secures alignment with cross-functional partners.

  • Global Business Thinking/Strategizing-Demonstrates deep global knowledge of suppliers, industry trends, emerging markets and technology, builds this knowledge into GSC strategies/playbooks, develops global talent.

  • Problem Solving—Identifies/anticipates potential problems, supports root cause analysis, evaluates robustness of corrective action plan and oversees plan implementation.

  • Relationship Management – Creates collaborative environment with cross-functional partners, assures regular/appropriate two-way communication flow, builds/maintains relationship with industry peers and suppliers, and reinforces GSC lead on “on Trane voice” to the supply base.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.