SHDM Commodity Manager

Job Description

Mission/Position Headline:       

Responsibility for total Purchasing Volume (PVO) of assigned (Sub)Commodity, based on defined material/ ESN scope.

Areas of Responsibilities:            

1.Supports local Procurement team sourcing activities

Manage (Sub)Commodities for specific material field and foster cross-functional alignment within area of responsibility to ensure best in class organization; investigate existing Siemens approved suppliers’ ability to supply locally to required specifications;  coordinates any new supplier selection activities with Global Commodity Managers and cross-functional team;   Identifies and escalates supply chain risks; coordinates sourcing of early stage material requirements;  performs a full range of source selection and procurement functions for product materials to support production; assesses change impacts as a result of supplier change notifications and works with Functional Support Specialist to initiate associated change control requirements; organizes and executes regional bundling of the demands of the different Groups/sites and projects for optimum utilization of procurement power;  analyzes complex demand, markets and suppliers to create a basis for deciding on the optimum sourcing strategy;  defines and implements complex procurement, supply and pooling strategies in order to achieve the maximum profit contribution to the corporate targets;  resolves complex delivery, quality or other related problems with purchases and invoices;  must be able to set, meet and maintain metrics including site, department and personal

2.Commodity Team

Participate in virtual teams to achieve optimum conditions and savings through collaborative, targeted activities and to increase profit from cross-division or Healthcare pooling.

3.(Sub)Commodity structure and organization.

Support  (Sub)Commodity structure and organization in alignment with respective Manager; develop and implement material productivity programs/ measures to achieve the maximum contribution to the targets.

4.PVO and Productivity savings transparency

Support PVO and Productivity transparency locally by, amongst others, correct ESN coding to ensure a correct reporting and to derive an appropriate commodity strategy. 

5.(Sub) Commodity strategies and Pooling strategies

Support (Sub)Commodity and Pooling strategies (based on conducted demand, market and supplier analyses) within area of responsibility; evaluate and document in Commodity Strategy Master (CSM) and update regularly; communicate the strategies to ensure long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials and strategic Global Value Sourcing. Support superior Pooling functions (e.g. Purchasing Counsel, PuC).


Support negotiation concepts and strategies to maximize savings, document/maintain frame contracts in relevant Supplier Management IT-systems.

7.Risk and opportunity management

Identify particular procurement risks, opportunities and market forces to avoid potential damage/ exploit potential opportunities through tailored risk management and change management.

8.Supplier Management

Support Supplier Management:

Coordinate and drive Supplier on-boarding activities needed to support local production.  Supplier selection, incl. documentation and communication of Forward Procurement List (FPL) suppliers, regular supplier and strategic evaluations, supplier qualification and supplier development to obtain and develop the best suppliers and to ensure an optimum supply chain;  Support Supplier Quality audit activities of suppliers on an as needed basis.  Maintain and report supplier performance metrics (e.g. on-time delivery )


Foster usage of eProcurement tools (eRfX, eAuction/ eBidding); ensure that contract structures are transferable in eCatalogues (applicable esp. for Indirect Material) to improve the Procurement process and efficiency.


Implement and ensure usage of globally defined methods, processes and systems to ensure high process efficiency and process compliance (e.g. compliant Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process, Procurement guidelines, IT systems).

11.Purchase orders

Process purchase requests (depending on thresholds); add necessary information (e.g. Commodity Code (ESN), INCOTERMS); purchase order management incl. tracking; checking of content, to ensure cost-efficient and on time supply of materials according to demand.  Expedite/De-expedite orders as needed.   Resolve complex delivery, quality or other related problems with purchases and invoices.

12.Knowledge management

Forward systematically all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants up to date.  Member of cross-functional team(s) aiding in the resolution of problems and the transfer of new products into Manufacturing.  Acts as a resource to intra-organizational functions not experienced in Materials Management.

13. Participate in the development of the local procurement organization to directly support production activities associated with Immunoassay reagent manufacturing in China

14.Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)

Maintain Procurement responsible fields in SAP.  Monitor, plan and execute MRP

signals from the manufacturing plan accordingly.


Typically 5+ years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.  Direct Materials purchasing experience required.

Knowledge, skills, or expertise: Experience in working in a cGMP and FDA regulated manufacturing facility.  Demonstrates extensive knowledge in field of specialization or multiple disciplines to the successful completion of complex assignments. Successfully serves as point of authority and/or source of technical/scientific knowledge for area of expertise. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues. Strong written, verbal and cross-functional team support skills. 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience: Strong understanding of purchasing in SAP (ideal candidate would be an SAP Super User and/or have experience in implementing SAP or similar ERP system).  Excellent Microsoft Excel abilities, including data report generation and data analysis using complex functionality and formulas.   Knowledge or understanding of basic science (biology/chemistry) would be advantageous.  Experience in sourcing chemicals and/or biologicals or packaging preferred.  Proven leadership skills desired.  

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Ltd., Shanghai

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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