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What you will do for Siemens Smart Infrastructure:
The Category Manager (CM) will manage all aspects of the supply base, and will work with the project business organization to drive savings within the assigned categories. The CM will be capable of managing multiple priorities, deadlines and projects. The successful CM will develop relationships with internal stakeholders and become a valued partner in the sourcing process.
This individual contributor reports to the Head of Commodity Management in Procurement Department of Smart Infrastructure, Regional Solutions and Service.
Assigned Category: IT Hardware, IT Software, Solar Panels, Lighting and other as assigned.
Commodity Strategies: Develop category strategies for assigned spend groups of Field Direct Materials including analyzing and developing sourcing strategies; spend compliance and vendor rationalization strategies for these categories.
Supplier Relationship Management: Manage relationship with all assigned suppliers. Relationship includes negotiating pricing, monitoring performance to agreed terms and conditions, and new vendor on boarding when necessary. Collaborate with key suppliers to expand knowledge of category, and identify opportunities for improvements resulting in a joint benefit to the company and supplier. Leverage supplier expertise and/or technology in an effort to harness improvements in reducing total costs. Collaborate with global commodity management and/or Product Management while optimizing company-wide buying power by reviewing the financial, quality, pricing, service, and availability level of suppliers.
Contractual Agreements: Develop and negotiate contractual agreements to provide price protection and supply security in consultation with legal, business and technical functions. Execute requirements per terms of the agreements.
Specification Review: Review project specific product specifications to determine alternate supplier material to introduce enhanced competition. Ability to engage in technical discussions with internal and external partners on assigned commodities. Able to analyze and propose design to cost opportunities and manage through to completion.
Supplier Quality: Engage suppliers in an effort to provide long term solutions to quality issues. Develop and lead quality agreement negotiations. Provide recommendations specific to the category being sourced. Coordinate cross functional and business discussions to drive continuous improvement opportunities throughout the organization. Monitor quality and delivery performance of key suppliers.
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.
Early Supplier Involvement: Implementing the procurement aspects of the Siemens Product Lifecycle Process for new product development as needed. Involve the supply base knowledge at an early stage in order to optimize the quality, manufacturability and cost position on new products.
Create planning tools and management reports in conjunction with Product Management (where applicable) that provide a more systematic and organized approach to planning the procurement functions.
Ensure purchasing database integrity including Supplier files.
Keep current on developments in area of expertise and company purchasing resources, systems, and procedures.
Ability to work individually and within a team environment with Product Management, Product Engineering, Operations, Commodity Managers, Quality Engineers, Accounting, Suppliers and other functional departments.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:
Supply Chain or Mechanical Engineering experience – 5 years
IT Products knowledge and experience – 5 years or demonstrated experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interact with inter and intra departmental personnel, as well as management
Strong computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint
Successful experiences in negotiating with senior level manager
Demonstrated understanding of entire supply chain and cost drivers
Demonstrated data and financial analysis capability
Cross functional/organizational project management and facilitation skills (internal and external)
5%-10% travel required
Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:
Experience in Siemens business systems
CPM, CPSM certification a strong plus
Experience with electronic purchasing tools
Demonstrated knowledge of category management concepts or strategic sourcing concepts
Solid continuous improvement skills
Competitive salary based on qualifications
Health, dental, and vision plans with options
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: Mid-level Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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