Procurement Engineer

Job Description

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens

Our Siemens site in Ulverston has some really exciting projects coming through and therefore we are looking to expand our Procurement team. 

The main focus of your new role will be to ensure the early involvement of procurement and suppliers in the New Product Development (NPD) process, the identification and introduction of supplier innovation into the NPD process and the strategy alignment and deployment in consideration of New Product Introductions.

As our new Procurement Engineer, you will be actively involved throughout the NPD process and will be expected to operate across multiple projects in parallel. You will be the main Procurement interface to our Development department for NPD topics. An incredibly important aspect to the role is to work closely with Operational and Strategic Procurement, Development Engineers and other key interface departments. As our Procurement Engineer, you will challenge the status quo, be highly innovative, embrace change and be able to convince key stakeholders across the business. 

What part will you play?

Your role will be to support the on-time, on-budget delivery of new products through:

  • Early Procurement Involvement - Be actively involved in the product development process as well as undertaking and driving forward cost reduction measures (design to cost, target costing, standardization etc.) to achieve the target costs for materials within the scope of NPD.

  • Early Supplier Integration - Involve suppliers and conduct cost-benefit analysis workshops, innovation workshops and concept competitions with key suppliers to enable the best cost/technical fit for the business.

  • Analysis - Initiate, conduct and provide market information/analyses on key technologies and price trends in order to harness new innovations within defined cost targets whilst increasing transparency.

  • Alignment of Technology Roadmaps - Combine cross-functional Procurement strategies and innovation requirements of the business with supplier technical capabilities to ensure an alignment with technological market trends.

  • Strategy Deployment - Drive sourcing decisions with interface partners in order to incorporate technological know-how and adherence to commodity strategies.#

  • Supplier Management: Technology - Assess, qualify and develop suppliers from a technology and capability standpoint (if necessary, jointly with interface partners) in order to concentrate on the best suppliers.

We don’t need superheroes just super minds.

  • You will have gained relevant experience in an Engineering or technical Procurement function and possess the ability to read and understand technical specifications and drawings
  • Strong strategic mindset and commercially astute
  • Expertise in Cost and Value Engineering methodologies (e.g. Target Costing, Cost/Analysis, MLPP and Optimization calculations) advantageous
  • Experience liaising with suppliers and engineers, with a focus on optimising Design For Manufacture
  • Great teamwork and collaboration
  • Self-motivated, highly driven and results focused
  • Ability to manage workload and to deliver to demanding timescales
  • Experience of Teamcenter and/or SAP would be beneficial

We’ve got quite a lot to offer. How about you?

Our site in Ulverston is situated in a small market town located in South Cumbria on the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park, ideal for people with a love of outdoor pursuits, with excellent road and rail links to the rest of the UK. To see what we do in more detail, please click on this link

It’s incredibly important that our people enjoy working here and therefore we take great pride in that we have a friendly, helpful and engaging culture. We also appreciate that development and training is important to many and that’s why we have a supportive environment which invests in our employees’ development, whether that’s Chartership, training or mentoring.

Planned changes to our business

In May 2019 Siemens announced that its Gas and Power (GP) business, comprising the company's oil and gas, conventional power generation, power transmission and related services businesses - is to be given complete independence and entrepreneurial freedom through a carveout and a subsequent public listing (spin off). Plans call for the stock exchange listing to take place by September 2020. We're convinced that this strategic decision will be positive for all participants and enable long-term value creation for customers, employees and shareholders. Click here for more information on the Gas & Power business

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance, pension and other additional benefits. 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.

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. Siemens encourage everyone to bring their whole self to work and we support 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: Gas and Power

Company: Siemens plc

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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