Buyer Planner

Job Description

Position Overview

Siemens Mobility Inc., Rolling Stock Division produces light rail vehicles, electric and diesel locomotives, and passenger coaches. Planner / Supplier Order Management Specialist is a key member of the Order Management team and manages the critical and complex suppliers to ensure on time delivery of open purchase orders to support production demand.


  • Ensure continuous supply of required materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion
  • Create Purchase Orders in SAP
  • Escalate the approval process for urgent order placement
  • Review Quality Notification reports daily
  • Contact suppliers to resolve Non-Conformances, price, delivery or invoice issues
  • Communicate with various departments to resolve Non-conformances
  • Lead purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, sourcing and engineering departments to solve complicated material supply issues
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Interpret internal / external business challenges and recommend best practices to improve products, processes or services

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Associate degree in a related discipline – business, manufacturing, or engineering degree is preferred
  • Proficient in SAP
  • Proficient MS Excel skills. Well versed other MS Office products (Word, PP & Outlook).

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in procurement / SCM in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of procurement, inventory control, and process control.
  • Results-orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Tenacious and assertive driver who escalates in supplier organization as well as internally
  • Ability to understand, evaluate & monitor supplier capacity
  • Analytical, numerically astute with proven problem solving abilities
  • Strong written & oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Ability to lead others to solve complex problems and use sophisticated analytical thinking to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • ISO 9000 experience. TS16949 and AS9100 a plus


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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