Regional Commodity Manager - Transformers

Job Description

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Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. The company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and decentralized energy systems, on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries, and on smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport.

Position overview:

The Regional Commodity Management contributes to growing the competitiveness and profitability of our products and solutions by ensuring the availability and quality of the materials we require to serve our customers. We seek to strengthen Siemens’ competitiveness by achieving substantial savings in our purchasing volume and leveraging the innovation power of our suppliers. We drive optimized pooling activities for direct materials within the Americas region by utilizing synergies within procurement, maximizing competition and intensifying collaboration with the best suppliers in conjunction with our global network and cross-functional partners.


The Regional Commodity Manager (RCM) for Transformers develops and drives the supply chain management strategies and activities with the concerned procurement teams of the divisions and business units in the Americas. The RCM ensures the input of the divisions and business units needs into the global sourcing strategy.

  • Manage the defined commodity effectively and professionally to generate sustainable savings and to ensure a continuous availability of material in the Americas.
  • Continuously ensure the enhancement of processes, tools, resources, skills and knowledge to create a world class commodity management network in close cooperation with the global Purchasing Council (PuC) as well as cross-Division and cross-functional interfaces.
  • Perform international supplier and market analysis as well as internal Siemens demand analysis. Continuously scan current spend and future sourcing opportunities for savings potentials.
  • Guide the development, communication, and implementation of complex procurement strategies. Drive realization of savings potentials in a cross functional environment incorporating engineering, manufacturing, and quality management or other resources and functions as needed.
  • Drive regional demand pooling in line with the global commodity strategy. Identify applicable current and new challenger suppliers for sourcing opportunities. Supplier selection, negotiation of price, terms, and conditions to maximize contribution to operating profit and business objectives.
  • Manage applicable supplier contracts incorporating optimized terms and conditions, risk mitigation, volume discounts and/or rebates. Run the supplier network for the applicable commodity including Global Value Sourcing suppliers.
  • Lead the individual participation, interaction, and activities of the team of internal business partners representing all applicable Divisions and Business Units in the Americas.
  • Facilitate and support Business Unit Commodity Managers in implementing their business plans for cost, availability, and quality.
  • Develop and implement innovative and sophisticated negotiation concepts and techniques to deliver sourcing results for the business.
  • Improve commodity data accuracy within global procurement reporting tools. Promote positive change within the organization.
Required education, experience, knowledge and skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6 to 8 plus years of progressive and relevant experience in Strategic Procurement, Global Supply Chain Management, Commodity Management, Engineering or Supplier Development. Preferred within a large corporation, Siemens experience is ideal.
  • Self-driven, groundbreaking approach to change management within an organization. Track record of successful implementation of innovative process improvements.
  • Knowledge about market & suppliers for Transformers in the Americas Region. Areas/ Technologies of interest are: Medium voltage VPI, cast resin, and liquid cooled transformers. In addition: Low voltage current transformers and control power transformers.
  • Proven team leadership skills exhibited through successful definition, planning, and implementation of complex projects.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, driving cross-functional teams to achieve results including implementation and controlling of cost reduction and value adding measures.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with suppliers for price negotiations, frame agreements as well as strategic collaborative programs.
  • Confirmed advanced knowledge of domestic and international commercial law and commercial finances.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for reporting and influencing of internal and external resources at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and corporate procurement databases.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Flexibility and willingness for domestic and international travel as required for the position ~40% possible (post Covid).
Why you’ll love working at Siemens:
  • Competitive compensation (salary and bonus) based on qualifications
  • Medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage, first day of employment
  • Matching 401(k) (immediate employer match)
  • Competitive paid time off plan, paid holidays, and floating holidays
  • Career development opportunities
  • Flexibility to work remote a few days a week
  • Paid parental leave
Preferred education, experience, knowledge and skills:
  • Degree in Engineering and/or MBA.
  • Experience in operating in a project environment.
  • Knowledge of Siemens procurement systems, tools, and processes. Familiarity with Siemens’s SAP, SCM CoRe and SCM Star tools.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or German is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in generating and communicating Procurement Market Analyses.

Organization: Supply Chain Management

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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