SHL Category Manager

Job Description

Mission/Position Headline:       

Coordinate strategy of a category (consisting of several commodities and the respective purchasing councils)

Governance Purchase to Pay process compliance and End to End control

Areas of Responsibilities:           

1. Governance for P2P process

Guarantee correct implementation of procurement rules, regulations, and P2P process, define, deploy P2P process control.

2.Category Organization and Leadership

Organizational, procedural and process responsibility for the material field Procurement organization.

Development and implementation of efficient forms of organization and procedures in Procurement organization to continuously detect areas for rationalization and increase profitability. Manage resources and leverage competencies.

Coordinate and manage a virtual/ disciplinary regional team to achieve optimum conditions and savings through collaborative, targeted activities and to increase profit from regional cross-sectoral or sectoral sourcing.

3. Representing the decision-making body within Siemens Healthineers regarding Pooled Direct / Indirect Material. Decision-making authority for Corporate decisions to use synergies to maximum effect throughout Siemens Healthineers.

4. Siemens Healthineers initiatives

Ensure implementation and development of Siemens Healthineers initiatives (Sustainability, Values, guidelines, risk management, internal controls).

Ensure category PVO transparency by, amongst others, correct ESN coding to ensure a correct reporting.

5. Strategy development and implementation

Initiating and expediting SHS specific cost reduction programs. Derive innovative material field strategies based on market intelligence and overall Siemens Healthineers Procurement strategy and gear Procurement processes towards strategic objectives.

Contribute to global Commodity strategy; implement and communicate the strategy in the region, recognize and minimize external risks to ensure long-term, cost-efficient business supply.

6. Pooling of demand, Supplier Management, Global Value Sourcing

Initiation, planning, execution and control of demand pooling, supplier management and maximize the contribution to operating profit from materials.

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.

7. Category performance.

Responsibility for a Purchasing Volume, delivering ambitious results by implementing measures to ensure most value for Siemens Healthineers

Define and implement negotiation concepts and strategies to maximize savings.

Generate, document and implement savings (DI 1-3), e.g., CNI; plan, monitor and report on relevant KPI (e.g., CNI, eAuctions, Supply Base Optimization, FPL, GVS share) and ensure the target achievement within the respective Commodity in category to contribute to the success of the business and make results transparent.

8.Risk and opportunity management

Identify particular procurement risks, opportunities and market forces to avoid potential damage/ exploit potential opportunities through proactive risk management and change management. Recognize and minimize external risks to ensure business supply.

9.Organizational, procedural and process responsibility for global pooling organizations for Direct / Indirect Material at region level. Development, adaptation and implementation of efficient forms of organization, procedures and processes in the worldwide organization of Pooled Direct / Indirect materials, in order to achieve the maximum profit contribution and relevant pooling targets.

10. Digitalization & Tools

Actively drive digitalization initiatives to upgrade P2P process & commodity management to the next stage.

Drive application of technical levers for sustainable cost and value optimization, (e.g. Commodity Engineering, Early Supplier Involvement, SPS@suppliers) and leverage cross-functional network.

11.Supplier Management

Drive Supplier Management processes (e.g., evaluation, development, initiatives, control) to obtain best suppliers and ensure transparency and early integration

Perform Supplier Management: Supplier Qualification, documentation and communication of FPL suppliers, regular supplier and strategic evaluations and supplier development to obtain and develop the best suppliers, ensure an optimum supply chain.

12.Project management & Key account management

Comprehensive project management skills and orchestrate demand management and demand consolidation, escalation level in case of cross-Sectoral and/or cross-functional conflicts

Communicate systematically all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g., updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data, potential risks) to keep all project participants up to date. Maintain regular contact with relevant interfaces to gather information, fully inform network partners , ensure information exchange with relevant interfaces and project execution towards defined targets.

13.Purchase order approval

Verify and approve purchase order with required supporting document to ensure purchase process compliance with procurement and compliance procedure.


Min. 3 years X-Functional experience (marketing, logistic, R&D, production, etc.)

Min. 5 years procurement experience

Min. 2 years management experience

BA or MSc (Eng.) in Mechanics/Engineering/IT and other related.

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthineers Ltd.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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