Senior Procurement Specialist
Business Unit: Ultrasound
Requisition Number: 226376
Primary Location: United States-California-Mountain View
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.
With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers’ needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.
For more information, please visit: http://www.usa.siemens.com/healthineers
Seeking a Procurement Specialist to organize, control and monitor all procurement activities in a project and introduce procurement strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result. Collaborate with external supplier contacts, including business development and operation management, and internal customers in planning, sales, and engineering. Also support intra-organizational contacts, including international locations and agendas.
Develops procurement strategies in projects based on Division-wide and Group-wide procurement strategies and ensures their implementation.
Guides the establishment of proper sourcing processes and control of procurement resources and activities for optimum cost-cutting potential, and to meet delivery deadlines and quality standards.
Guides the introduction of universal procurement strategies into the project process.
Guides the analysis of scope of supply, customer contract agreements and risk and develops negotiation recommendations.
May guide the analysis of sales and operations planning in respect of starting/new projects, and assessing and controlling of material costs within the whole project process.
Guides the identification of risks, opportunities and market forces during the project to avoid potential damage / exploit potential opportunities.
Supports contractual and price negotiations.
Guides definition of internal indicators (metrics) for project controlling and compilation all relevant information.
Independently performs advanced areas of work for the professional field.
Applies advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.
Displays a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
8 - 10 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of key responsibilities and knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.
Demonstrated and applied comprehensive knowledge of management of EMS (Contract Manufacturers) or New Product Introduction (NPI) to the successful completion of complex assignments.
Advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of management of EMS or NPI.
Knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues.
Experience reading contracts and understanding what is required, and how to implement such an agreement