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Sr. System Engineer- Product Configurator Lead

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.
Our Electrical Products business unit has specialized Configure, Price & Quote (CPQ) platforms as a go-to market strategy. The product selector is a rules-based configuration tool with an intuitive user-interface built over SAP Variant Configuration. Our CPQ platforms enable sales and channel team to quickly generate accurate quotes and price for simple and complex power distribution products, thereby enhancing operational efficiencies by eliminating quote and order errors.


What you will do:
The candidate will serve as a Knowledge Base (KB) Lead for Controls and Enclosed Control product lines. The candidate will have the following responsibilities:
1. Create and maintain product configuration models (Knowledge Base) that optimizes alignment between product options, sales & manufacturing bills of material (BOM) and routing, while meeting the expected performance of end users (Sales Engineers and Channel Partners).
2. Analyze, coordinate, and manage disparate requirements from Sales / Channel Users (intuitive User Interface flow during product selection), Engineering (ensuring valid selection combinations), Marketing (pricing, product literatures) and Operations (Manufacturing BOM & routing). Manage implementation of such requirements in the configurator.
3. Review product list price / cost data from multiple sources and support maintenance of the data in configuration tools each fiscal year.
4. Collaborate with a cross functional team from Product Development, Product Management, Order Engineering, Manufacturing and Accounting in implementing KB enhancements to support PLM projects (new product introductions or obsolescence).
5. Manage and communicate KB release plans in alignment with department and business unit objectives.
6. Ensure efficient trouble shooting and timely problem resolution with minimal interruptions to business transactions.
7. Complete evaluation and monitor configurator enhancements throughout all stages of Quality Cycle (proposal, definition, build, validation, roll-out and support). Ensure and enforce Engineering Change and Version Control for Knowledge Bases.
8. Take lead in aligning with other development teams for efficient integration of Knowledge Bases with respective applications.


What you will need:
1. Bachelor’s degree in any STEM discipline essential (Industrial, Mech. Or Elec. Eng preferred). Experience in related field will be considered as an alternative.
2. Complete understanding of industrial automation control product market using electrical standards with National and Regional Codes of IEC and NEMA.
3. Complete understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes including bills of material and assembly routing.
4. Strong data analytical and problem-solving skills in identifying patterns and trends and proficient with Microsoft Suites.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to support internal and external contacts within a multi-cultural environment.
6. Good logical reasoning skills.
7. Must be a self-starter and strong team player able to work in a cross functional team environment.
8. Ability and desire to learn assigned business segment product line. May need to take internal product training classes.

**Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons.

What will set you apart:
1. 5 to 8 years work experience in any discrete manufacturing industry.
2. Experience in a Make-to-order manufacturing environment.
3. Proficient with any programming language (e.g., VB, Java preferred)
4. Proficient with CAD applications (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Pro-E).
5. SAP Variant Configuration experience.


Key Working Relationships:
This candidate will work closely with Product Management on the Marketing configurator and pricing of the product. They will also work closely with Operations on the manufacturing or purchasing aspects of the product. Externally, strong relationships with both business development team and Sales team will be important. The candidate will also provide technical support on product configuration to our customers (Channel Partners / Distributors) and Construction Sales Engineers. Candidate should be able to work independently, be proactive in reaching out to customers for feedback on ease of use of the configuration tool and take leadership role in working with software application development teams in implementing enhancements.


Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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