Project Procurement Manager - Rail Infrastructure

Job Description

As a member of the Project Procurement Team, we are ultimately responsible for all sourcing processes and procuring resources to meet project targets regarding budget, availability, and quality overall 3rd party materials & services needed to win & execute our projects. Here, you will be proactive to ensure that our projects complete on time & within budget. This role will have a significant focus on mapping our processes, identifying strengths and weak points, defining actions for improvement, & ensuring implementation of progress within our Project Procurement processes. You will collaborate with colleagues in sales, engineering, operations, finance, & management.


For the 1st year, 70% of this role will be developing Project Procurement tools & processes that will be used across all projects & with our cross-functional partners to ensure success in execution. 30% is dedicated to a set project, where you will be responsible for all 3rd party needs – from bid to final delivery & customer acceptance. Herein you will use the processes and tools you have created to ensure success in execution. This role will then flip to 70% project bid & execution & 30% process transformation & continuous improvement moving forward.

Process Transformation Responsibilities: Conducts analyses, identifies strengths and weaknesses, defines actions for improvement, ensures implementation of identified improvements within the context of the Project Procurement scope.

  • Analyzes business processes concerning standardization, simplification, integration, and discontinuance.
  • Contributes to improvement initiative proposals, calculates cost/benefits, resources and budgets needed and provides individual plans and schedules to complete identified improvements.
  • Supports monitoring of improvement effects and reporting to all partners.
  • Deploys and trains process and method knowledge.

Project Procurement Manager Responsibilities: 

Integrates Procurement in the project management process (PM@Siemens) and prioritizes controls and supervises all Procurement activities in a project.

  • Review and monitor the sales pipeline to ensure the involvement of Procurement. Meet with cross-functional partners and participate in project/sales meetings to provide procurement market information early to optimize supplier selection, internal workflows, and processes.
  • Participates in project/sales meetings as project core team member to exert a shaping influence early and optimize internal workflows and processes. Analyzes customer inquiries during bid preparation/opportunity management phases and understands the customer's functional needs to include (supplier) innovations.
  • Establish accurate sourcing processes, control of all procurement resources and activities in the project or area of responsibility. Advise all involved to deliver optimum impact for the business (procurement plan, target-costing) and procurement targets to meet budget, availability, and quality requirements. Enact Procurement regulations as per compliance organization standards.
  • Analyze project scope of supply, contractual obligations, and end customer's functional needs. Identify particular procurement risks, opportunities, potential changes, claims, and market forces during the entire project, together with Commodity Management, to avoid possible damage and exploit savings potential.
  • Derive procurement strategies for assigned projects following division and BU-wide procurement strategies. Ensure implementation (in particular pooling or utilization of master contracts) and identify improvement opportunities to ensure alignment with the strategic procurement targets and overall business strategies.
  • Lead contractual and price negotiations and support the specialist buyers responsible for particular material fields (particularly those not covered by Commodity Management) to secure project targets with optimum conditions, e.g., Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Ensure that mitigation of procurement risks, changes to the original scope of supply, and potential claims are covered invalid contracts with suppliers. Ensure that required customer contractual obligations are fulfilled by the supplier and covered in a way that mitigates our risk exposure.
  • Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compile all relevant information to submit qualified reports. Proactively ensure resources availability, status, transparency, and alerting of deviations.
  • Establish/apply preferred supplier list, conduct supplier qualifications and project-specific supplier evaluations, and supplier development activities - follow-up with suppliers regarding NCC costs.
  • Identify and develop new DBE vendors to support project requirements.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Education:

  • Four-year degree in business, economics, or engineering
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate with both internal and external partners
  • Microsoft Suite and SAP digital literacy required.
Why Siemens Mobility?

We are# 9 On Forbes Great Places to Work List

Health and Wellness: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, HSA, Commuter Benefits - starting Day 1!

Vacation: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal / Sick Days, Maternity/Paternity Leave

Financial & Retirement: 401K match Plan, Performance Bonus for Key Roles, Merit Increases, Relocation

Professional Development: Tuition Reimbursement, Promote from Within, Mentor Program, Access to Online Courses, Lunch & Learns

Balance: Flexible Work Hours, Remote Work Opportunities, Diversity & Inclusion Program

We seek to hire top talent and provide them with opportunities to earn top dollar. We offer a phenomenal place to have a career in an innovative environment. If you're interested in becoming our Project Procurement Manager, we'll provide you with the support and career advancement to make it happen!


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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