Siemens is looking for an early career Procurement Engineer for their Peachtree Corners location. The person will be responsible for the early involvement of procurement and suppliers in the product development/manufacturing process as well as monitoring current products in order to minimize the overall costs. Procurement Engineer will be one of the main interfaces to engineering from our procurement to ensure the latest technical innovations from the supply base is presented to our engineering team. Additionally, the Procurement Engineer will be at the forefront of working in R&D and interfacing with Commodity Managers on should-cost models and innovate ways to reduce cost during the design phase. Procurement Engineer will also be the main technical interface to our suppliers, ensuring compliance to our cost goals and technical innovations to ensure Siemens is at the bleeding edge of new technologies being invented in the supply chain.
What you will do:
1. Early Procurement Involvement:
Engage in preliminary development. Be actively involved in the product development/manufacturing process as well as undertaking and pushing forward cost reduction measures (design to cost, target costing, standardization, key data, etc.) to achieve the target costs for materials and reduce the overall material costs by fulfilling the necessary functions. Closely align with R&D community in the BU and Procurement (Commodity Managers, Buyers)
2. Early Supplier Integration:
Include suppliers and conduct cost-benefit analysis workshops, innovation workshops and concept competitions with key suppliers in order to concentrate on the key functions of the components/projects. Optimize material cost through DtC. Review’s material cost target.
Conduct and provide market information/analyses on international technology and price trends in order to obtain new suppliers and new technologies in the supply chain.
4. Alignment of Technology Roadmaps:
Introduce and follow up given cross-functional Procurement strategies to ensure the linkage of commodity strategies and technological market trends.
5. Strategy alignment:
Support activities planned by the lines of business in order to harmonize and implement the technological line-of-business strategies with procurement strategies. Supports Core/Non-core initiatives. Participates sourcing strategy development with commodity team.
6. Business support:
Be involved in and provide corresponding support for projects in lines of business in order to provide optimum input for quotes, workshops, scope of material (BoM assessment) and realization of potential for savings in the project.
7. Supplier Management: Technology
Assess and develop suppliers from the technological standpoint (if necessary, jointly with interface partners) in order to concentrate on the best suppliers.
8. Knowledge management:
Participate in workgroups and work in projects in order to stay informed and keep and others informed and exert influence at an early stage.
9. Supplier Integration:
Coordinate’s product/service qualifications and approvals based on specific requirements / specifications (Ready to Order)
10. This position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted a medical or religious
What you will need:
1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering / supply chain are required; Master’s degree is an advantage.
2. 1-3 years’ experience with supplier interfacing, communication with supplier is preferred.
3. Ability to discuss designs with supplier to optimize designs for manufacture
4. Ability to analyze material cost breakdowns and accuracy based on market values through strong analytical skills
5. Self-organized, good communication, listening, and good networking are required.
6. Ability to travel 10%
7. This position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted a medical or religious
What will set you a head of the pack:
1. Project management knowledge and execution leadership experience
Cross functional Internal & External customers - not limited to:
Corporate Technology (advanced development)
Exhibitions / trade fairs
Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.
Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing.
Individual must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan.
Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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