Transformer (Low/Medium Voltage) Commodity Manager/Project Procurement Manager

Job Description

Who designs your future? You do.

Are you looking for a career where you can showcase your technical aptitude and passion for problem solving to ensure your customers can work in a comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient environment? Then look to Siemens!

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Our Culture:

At Siemens, 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, advise 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.

What you will do for Siemens Smart Infrastructure:

This position requires experience soliciting quotes, negotiating cost reduction price agreements and contracts, sourcing suppliers, addressing supply chain issues and request for information for various project spends relating to electric distribution systems, including both large solutions projects and quick turn service projects.

Position requires a strong background and experience in procurement of power distribution transformers (cast resin, liquid immersed type for low and medium voltage applications).

Related experience with control panels, batteries, power supplies, bus bar, e-house HVAC, installation services, engineering services and charging stations is preferred.

This role will need to be able to interact with engineering and operations on a technical basis during bid reviews, project review and project progress reviews including mid and upper management.


Working alongside the appropriate business personnel (Procurement, Operations, Engineering, Finance):

  • Solicitation and evaluation of bids and quotes in coordination with engineering and project management. 
  • Attaining cost reductions targets both pre and post book
  • Developing sourcing strategies and supply base to maturity
  • Sourcing and qualifying new sources and expansion of the supply base
  • Reduction in 3rd party non-conformance costs
  • Supplier delivery and quality performance
  • Evaluation and qualification of new and current suppliers
  • PO approval and supply contract negotiation 

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related fields.
  • 5 years procurement experience.
  • 3-5 Years Electrical Distribution Industry and/or related Industry supplier experience.
  • Ability to work both within a team atmosphere, and be able to work individually, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Presentation skills
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point (advanced preferred).
  • e-auction, e-RFQ platform experience
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically in both oral and written formats.
  • Dynamic, energetic personality that is self-motivated to succeed.
  • Ability to take direction, both from manager and team-members.
  • Ability to work with other departments to resolve all issues.
  • Deep knowledge of Electrical Distribution project business – its products, systems, and services or related industry
  • Demonstrated and proven strategic negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to actively participate in bid, scope, and project handoff meetings with the ability to obtain basic information from prints and/or understand scope documents. 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • College Degree in Business or related field, from an accredited school.
  • CPM Certification.
  • Familiarity with internet-based applications for purchasing or auctioning items (such as eBay)
  • Familiarity with project business
  • 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.

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


  • Competitive salary + commission based on qualifications
  • Health, dental, and vision plans with options
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Competitive paid time off plan, holidays, and floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company cell phone and laptop
  • Extensive product training and professional career development
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available
  • Overtime, on-call pay, and company uniform and vehicle for eligible positions

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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