Procurement Manager


Austin, TX, US, 78733

Type of Employment:  Full-time
Career Level:  Professional
Job Family: 
Date posted:  Feb 3, 2024

We are Yunex Traffic – our traffic management systems, digital technologies and intelligent traffic systems, transform cities into places where people can live, work and move more freely and safely.  The result: better quality of life, a reduction in CO2 and NOx emissions, fewer accidents, and cleaner air. Within the United States we employ numerous talented, motivated and passionate people who are at the heart of what we do and why we do it.  Every single employee at Yunex Traffic is essential to our journey. Our global mission is to make cities more livable, improve safety for all road users and create a truly sustainable road network - now and for future generations. Whether you are servicing the very traffic infrastructure that keeps our roads moving safely, working in one of our essential support functions or developing next-generation traffic solutions, you will play an important role in transforming traffic for today, and tomorrow. 


What you will be doing:

Yunex Traffic is now hiring a Procurement Manager to join the team in Austin, TX and support our continued growth. As a key member of the Yunex Traffic US team reporting to the Yunex Traffic US CFO as well as the global Yunex Traffic Procurement & Logistics leadership team, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for sourcing, negotiation and developing long-term relationships with vendors, consultants, installers as well as operators within the Intelligent Traffic Systems industry. Further, the successful candidate will support Strategic Procurement and Tactical Sourcing for individual Yunex Traffic US projects and secure highly competitive partners and quotes for our bid teams. As a result, the Procurement Manager will make a key contribution for Yunex Traffic’s continued success. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Define and implement Procurement strategies based on demand, market, and supplier analysis to ensure long-term, cost-efficient and reliable on-time supply of materials in the required quality
  • Drive all relevant procurement activities for bids and projects to form competitive teams, secure quotes, scope out work packages and to realize cost savings potentials
  • Lead supplier negotiations regarding price, terms and conditions, scope of works and related claims and change orders
  • Negotiate frame agreements with suppliers for components, commodities, or special engineering solutions
  • Understand RFPs from governmental end-customer and create related subcontract agreements ensuring technical and contractual compliance 
  • Identify and secure strategic partners and distribution rights in line with Yunex Traffic’s business strategy
  • Lead comprehensive supplier audits/ qualification and develop suppliers from a technological view
  • Generate, document, and implement savings; plan, monitor and report on relevant KPI to contribute to the success of the business and make results transparent
  • Prepare and conduct sourcing decisions with relevant stakeholders like R&D, supply chain management/operations, product management, system engineering, construction, and electrical contractor specialists 
  • Successfully drive design-to-cost measures and innovation efforts with key suppliers
  • Implement Yunex Traffic’s global Indirect Materials & Services as well as Yunex Traffic’s ESG strategy in the supply chain
  • Analyze indirect spend and form a cost-effective strategy with the global commodity team
  • Negotiate, execute, and maintain relationships with contract manufacturer and internal factory in Poole, UK
  • Ensure smooth and compliant purchase-to-pay operations.
  • Align strategies and global suppliers with the global Yunex Traffic Procurement team (e.g., Global Commodity Managers)
  • Align with Head of Operations with regard to overall Supply Chain Management; “dotted line” responsibility for logistics, materials and factory management team handling demand and supply planning and inventory management


Who you are:

  • 5+ years experience in strategic procurement and/or project management experience
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills required
  • Solid understanding of the Yunex Traffic industry and preferably established own network to relevant players in the Yunex Traffic market space
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or Engineering
  • Solid understanding of SAP and other ERP/MRP systems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Critical decision making and strong multitasking skills necessary to ensure timely deliverables
  • Strong team player and familiar with working in matrix organizations.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) degree desired 
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineering or Professional Transportation Planning degree desired
  • Ability to travel 15% to partners and customers


What’s in it for you:

  • 11 Paid Holidays, one being a Floating Holiday to use at your discretion 
  • Excellent 401k, with up to 6% Employer Match 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits to suit your personal needs  
  • Supported on-the-job training and other development and training opportunities 



Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Yunex Traffic believes that working collaboratively in the office allows for in-person group thinking and building on teamwork. Work schedules are determined jointly between the employee and their supervisor. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Yunex Traffic is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Austin