Project Procurement Management Professional
Business Unit: Turnkey Projects & Electrification
Requisition Number: 230148
Primary Location: United States-Oregon-Tualatin
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally 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 eight Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.
Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.
Mission / Position Headline:
Integrates Procurement in the project management process and project teams at an early involvement during sales phase. Handles, controls and monitors all Procurement and if required Purchasing activities in a project. Establishes and maintains preferred supplier lists (e.g. FPL) and introduces Procurement/Sourcing strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result under the consideration of product/service availability & quality and guaranteeing the observance of the Procurement processes described and optimizing deployment of resources.
Areas of Responsibility:
1. Early Involvement during sales phase
Review and monitor the sales funnel (e.g. Philos, etc.) in order to ensure the involvement of Procurement.
Meet with cross-functional partners and participate in project/sales meetings to provide procurement market and preferred supplier information at an early stage to optimize supplier selection, internal workflows and processes.
2. Project Procurement standards
Establish proper sourcing processes, control all Procurement resources & activities in the project or area of responsibility and inform all involved within Procurement to deliver optimum impact for the business (Procurement plan, target-costing) & Procurement targets and meet requirements relating to budget, availability, and quality. Apply Procurement regulations as per Compliance, organization standards and PM@Siemens.
Analyze scope of supply, contractual obligations and exactly understand customer’s functional needs. Identify particular Procurement risks, opportunities, potential changes, claims and market forces during the entire project, together with Commodity Management, to avoid potential damage / exploit potential.
Provide categorization of prevailing risks at PM040.
4. Bid preparation / Contribution to increased hit rate
Support project calculation with reliable and up-to-data cost data. Include (supplier) innovations and preferred supplier/product portfolios that improve Siemens' cost position and/or the customer's benefit.
5. Strategy definition and implementation
Derive Procurement strategies for assigned projects in accordance with Division and BU-wide Procurement strategies and ensure their implementation (in particular pooling or utilization of master contracts), as well as identify solution approaches and improvement potentials to ensure alignment with the strategic Procurement targets as well as overall business strategies.
Lead contractual and price negotiations and/or support the specialist buyers responsible for particular material fields (in particular those not covered by any Commodity Management) to secure project targets with optimum conditions e.g. Total Cost of Ownership (ToCO). Conduct eSourcing activities on the basis of ANC.
7. Contract Management
Ensure that mitigation of Procurement risks, changes to original scope of supply and potential claims (towards customers and suppliers) are covered in valid contracts. Ensure that contractual obligations towards the customer that must be fulfilled by supplier are covered in a way that mitigates the own risk exposure.
8. Project Controlling / Reporting
Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compile all relevant information to submit qualified reports (e.g. for the project team, Procurement management). Proactively ensure resources availability, status, transparency and alerting of deviations.
9. Supplier Management / Preferred Supplier List
Establish/apply preferred supplier list, provide supplier information to the project team, conduct supplier qualifications & project-specific supplier evaluations (project evaluations) and supplier development activities. Follow-up with suppliers in regards to NCC costs.
10. Knowledge management and documentation
Be proactive and forward systematically all relevant Procurement information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants and relevant cross-functional partners up to date. Sensitize cross-functional partners for Procurement related practices processes and metrics.
Internal / External Contacts:
Project Management Corporate / Division / BU Procurement Commodity Management (define commodities and levels of Commodity Management involved)
- 5+ years of project experience
- Broad supply chain knowledge
- Strong negotiation skills
- Train background desirable
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft office applications
- Solid communication and listening skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Ability to build trust and confidence quickly and professionally