Supply Chain/Procurement Manager

Job Description

Who we are | Our Culture
Siemens Smart Infrastructure connects energy systems and buildings to adapt and evolve the way we live and work through high-profile construction and infrastructure projects such as airports, pharmaceutical plants, data centers, stadiums, universities, military bases, and hospitals.

We live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company's success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, direct their teams, and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Siemens is looking for a Supply Chain Procurement Manager for their Electrical Products Business for USA/Canada/Mexico to manage the supplier base for an assigned purchasing volume in North America with the objective to maximize the EVA, reduce the supplier related risks and meet defined target costs. This role drives synergies across the supplier base within EP organization but also actively works within and supports the Siemens procurement network as well through pooling as well as other appropriate procurement levers such as cost transparency, negotiations, and contract management. Therefore, a material strategy will be defined, aligned with business targets and cross-functional requirements, and implemented respectively.
This role provides leadership to direct employees as well as cross-functional teams as well as aligns procurement with business targets and strategy.

The position reports disciplinarily and functionally to North America Head of Procurement for Electrical Product business unit.

• Area of responsibility has significant impact on the overall success of the Business Unit strategy, operational performance (i.e. delivery reliability, risk mitigation) and cost reduction targets.
• Develops, aligns and implements material strategies cross-functionally (EP Business partner and global EP procurement CM team)
• Leverages Purchasing Volume to maximize pooling opportunities across SI EP and within Siemens and drives material productivity through effective procurement levers (i.e. negotiation, cost transparency, e-auction,…) as well as improvement of free cash flow (i.e. payment term optimization)
• Establishes best-in-class Supply Chain Management processes focused on productivity, quality, delivery reliability and innovation
• Leads, manages and develops supplier base in commercial issues, supplier qualification, development and overall relationship management
• Applies supply market intelligence and commercial & technical trends to drive material cost productivity
• Ensures transparency on PVO and ESN level as well as reports relevant procurement KPIs (i.e. PVO, CNI)
• Drives and implements sourcing decisions under consideration of total costs
• Drives Annual Business Planning Process for PPC and MCP objectives as well as monthly controlling.
• Participates in the PLM process and integrates supplier and supply market expertise prior to decisions on product portfolio.
• Risk Management: Develop supplier relationships resulting in optimized supply chain efficiencies and security of supply. Evaluate supplier's capabilities and capacities while implementing plans to ensure adequate supply of goods and services. Negotiate agreements with suppliers that mitigate or spread the overall risk.
• Assist and escalation in negotiations for Logistics and Shipping Agreement, including consigned inventory, vendor managed inventory
• Responsible for Overall Supplier Management and supplier relationship management. Participate in Supplier Qualification, annual supplier evaluation, & supplier development
• Acts as an advisor that troubleshoots and resolves complex problems within multi-departments and/or cross-functional areas.
• Actively evaluates employee performance (“WHAT” and “HOW”) and develops personnel for future business needs and career moves.

What you will need:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain required.
• At least 8 years strong experience working in some aspect of Supplier Management, Product Management, Sales or Product Development preferably relative to a Project/factory environment leading a team.
• 7-10 plus year’ experience with vendor and contract management negotiation, as well as planning in a manufacturing/distribution environment.
• Demonstrated procurement skills in the areas of Supplier Management, Contract Negotiations, Supply chain Processes, Sourcing, Product Lifecycle Management, and system integration.
• Strong written and verbal Communication skills including extensive expertise in presentation development and delivery. Comfortable working with higher levels of management within an organization.
• Understanding and application of functional management approaches and leading and acting in cross-functional teams. Team player.
• Solid continuous improvement skills
• Travel: 10% to North American Operational sites and Supplier’s Facilities in mainly North America.

What would set you ahead of the pack:
• An engineering degree is not mandatory, but advantageous
• International business experience is also an advantage
• Sales, System Integration R&D or Product Management
• Commercial Procurement Expertise is important.

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.

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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