Head of Procurement, Siemens Ruggedcom

Job Description

Change the future with us.

We are looking for dedicated and talented people who tackle ever-changing challenges, customer needs, and questions from colleagues with clever concepts and creativity.  We embrace change and work with curious minds re-inventing the future of work.  Join us and let us focus together on what’s truly important: making lives better with new ideas and the latest technology around the world.

Why you’ll love working for Siemens!
  • Freedom and a healthy work- life balance– Embrace our flexible work environment with flex hours, telecommuting and digital workspaces. 
  • Solve the world’s most significant problems – Be part of exciting and innovative projects. 
  • Engaging, challenging, and fast evolving, cutting edge technological environment. 
  • Opportunities to advance your career and mentorship programs on a local and global scale.
  • Competitive total rewards package.
  • Profit sharing available.
  • Rewarding vacation entitlement with the opportunity to buy and sell your vacation depending on your lifestyle. 
  • Contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education, access to technology and sustaining communities and make a positive impact on the community.  
  • Participate in our celebrations, social events and offsite business events.
  • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them!
  • Employee perks and discounts.
  • Diversity and inclusivity focused. 

Siemens is proud to be an eight-time award winner of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers 2018 and Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2019.

What will you do?

Siemens Canada Limited, Ruggedcom is a leader in the development of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission critical application in harsh environments.

As Head of Procurement for Siemens Ruggedcom, located in Concord, ON, you will be responsible for all procurement activities and strategy for the sub-segment of Industrial communication.
  • Develop and implement the Procurement strategy, regulations and guidelines in alignment with superior strategies of the Business Unit/Operating Company
  • Develop and rely on an extensive network of procurement professional within the Siemens organization
  • Drive the cross-functional and cross-organizational collaboration within the Ruggedcom organization
  • Lead a team of dedicated professionals responsible for strategic buying and procurement engineering activities
  • Accountable for the total purchasing volume of the Ruggedcom business, as well as Productivity (CNI), Availability, Quality, Innovation, SCM Value Multiplier and other related KPIs
  • Enable your team to optimize the supplier base through supplier selection, evaluation, performance management and consolidation for specific commodities.
  • Ensure annual productivity through price negotiations and cost optimizations by leveraging the global procurement network within Siemens
  • Develop a cost and value engineering program to provide additional value to the business in an early product development stage  
  • Contribute to overarching SCM/Procurement programs and initiatives at the global Business Unit level
  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor in all Procurement-related issues to the business
What will you need to succeed?
  • Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or similar qualification
  • 5-7 years of experience in procurement 
  • Leadership experience in SCM (e.g. commodity management, procurement engineering, cost value engineering (‘CVE’), supplier management/supplier quality management, methods, processes & interfaces)
  • Previous Managerial experience
  • Live and breathe a culture of innovation and empowerment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and or detailed information to multiple individuals with differing knowledge levels
  • Strong negotiation and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment; take initiative; work in a fast-paced environment; critical thinking skills
  • Up to 20% travel to local, national and international locations
About us.

We share our ideas and champion the people behind them.

For over 110 years, Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability.  Siemens Canada is a technology leader providing comprehensive solutions for Smart Infrastructure, Gas & Power, and Digital Industries.  We make real what matters by setting the benchmark in the way we electrify, automate and digitalize the world around us.  Ingenuity drives us and what we create together in yours.  

Making a difference together we raised $565,000 towards charitable contributions, support over 50 non-profit organizations and planted 1,850 trees in our local communities.    Siemens Canada generates $2.2B in sales with 4,800 employees.   Join our team of approximately 377,000 talented professionals in more than 200 countries/regions and help us tackle the most exciting challenges to build a successful future together.  So, what are you waiting for?  Take your next career step with us.

To learn more about Siemens Canada, visit our website at www.siemens.ca

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Canada Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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