Project Procurement Manager

Job Description

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens.

We are a collection of over 372,000 minds building the future, one day at a time. Together, we create technologies that take society further.

We’re looking for people with the skills and vision to build a better tomorrow. Join our Smart-Infrastructure Regional Solutions and Services business unit as a Procurement Project Manager (PPM) and help us re-imagine the world by finding solutions and making the world a smarter place for tomorrow.

As the PPM you'll be supporting a number of segments within the business unit on a day to day basis with project tenders and bids and other PPM activities (more details below). This role will give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the teams that you will support and allow you to get actively involved in securing orders and delivering them in an efficient and professional manner.

Change the future with us.

  • Responsibilities of the PPM are vast and will involve duties beyond this list, but here is a snapshot of your typical tasks:

  • Integrates procurement in the project management process (PM@Siemens) and organises, controls and monitors all procurement activities in a project.

  • To develop and drive the procurement strategy of assigned activities to ensure cost effective purchasing to meet cost targets and expediting to meet programme.

  • Develop & deliver procurement strategy for allocated projects, issue RFQ’s, conduct negotiation with suppliers, drive the selection process and raise/issue purchase orders in accordance with procurement procedures, to meet objectives. (typically, up to £15 million).

  • Act as Commodity leader for specified “strategic” commodities, in line with experience, with the objective of securing best value solutions.

  • Responsibility for projects including A & B with typical volumes of £20m to £100m.

  • Develop closer relationships with key suppliers.

  • Build upon the positive relationships already developed with other divisions in the UK, identifying ‘Best Practices’ and motivating the businesses to achieve critical goals.

  • Keep the project team aware of market trends relevant to their business and contribute to inter-departmental relationships by providing information and advice as necessary.

  • Find opportunities to maximise the benefits of e-Business solutions, SAP functionality and the introduction and implementation of new initiatives.

  • Play an active role in the tendering process applicable to business unit to enable cost competitive offering to customers whilst ensuring compliance with procurement process.

  • Actively identify and raise awareness of potential supply chain and instigate actions to mitigate.

  • Lead quality and delivery of all purchases to project timescales, objectives and equipment specification.

  • Actively support the Procurement Managers objectives to ensure the goals of the organisation are delivered and provide a lead for others in the Procurement team.

What you need to make real what matters.

  • Experience as a project procurement professional within a procurement department is essential.

  • Degree qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.

  • Ideally qualified or part qualified CIPS level 6 or working towards MCIPS.

  • Installation, commissioning engineering or civil works experience, desirable but not essential.

  • Commercial / contractual experience in negotiating Terms and Conditions for: Individual Purchases up to £5M in Value, Management of Commodities with spend up to £5M per annum and negotiation of Frameworks with spend over £10M per annum.

  • Knowledge of purchasing techniques and skills associated with the procurement of manufacturing and project equipment, goods and services.

  • Sound knowledge of contract law, with practical experience of their application to procurement projects.

Travel and Location

This role is based in Frimley, with the need to travel 20% of the time (either to London or Manchester or where our suppliers are based around the UK). In return, you’ll get the chance to work with teams impacting entire cities, countries – and the shape of things to come.

On offer to you

In this role you will be entitled to a competitive salary, bonus, pension, phenomenal holiday allowance which rises with service and other additional benefits to opt into such as private healthcare, gym membership discounts and many more! You also get extra perks being based at our Frimley offices, where you get to enjoy the FREE onsite Nuffield gym, our Starbucks café and a fab canteen that serves a full English breakfast and a variety of lunch options!

We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you!

What else do I need to know?

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens plc

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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