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Buying Professional

Elgin, Illinois
SCM-Procurement / Logistics & ECC

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
Business Unit: Mechanical Drives
Requisition Number: 232742
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Elgin
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Flender Corporation, a Siemens company, is a leading global supplier for mechanical drive systems and has the reputation for highest performance, innovation, quality, and reliability of mechanical components for more than 115 years. Flender offers a broad variety of gear units and couplings and associated services, with a focus on key industries such as wind power, cement, mining, oil & gas, power generation, water & wastewater ,marine, conveyor and crane technology. Flender products and services combine the latest technology with extremely high quality and have been reliably providing the optimal transmission of power for decades.

Job Description:

Siemens US Talent Acquisition

Position Overview

Responsible for the supply chain of the assigned commodities to ensure on-time delivery of parts. It is a tactical role within the Procurement Organization for Flender Corporation, which involves order placement in accordance to demand. It entitles the planning and expediting of components from the assigned supply base, to enable the assembly and testing of gearboxes for various markets, such as wind energy, mining and transportation. Needs to work cross-departmental for solving matters related to quality, AP, inventory and freight, among others. This position reports to Purchasing Manager.



This position has the overall responsibility for the operational tasks within the procurement process. Some of these responsibilities include:

  • Creation and follow-up of purchase orders
  • Ensuring on-time delivery
  • Resolving accounts payable discrepancies
  • Coordinating solution to quality related topics
  • Implementing sourcing strategies from Commodity Management team
  • Ensuring on-time execution of demand changes and engineering changes
  • Maintaining up-to-date all relevant fields within ERP system
  • Closely monitoring while creating a successful relationship with supply-base
  • Sharing and implementing best practices.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2+ years of progressive purchasing experience for direct materials in manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in SAP, particularly MM module
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Customer Focus
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing situations

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Knowledge of ISO9001 and other quality standards
  • Negotiation skills
  • Purchasing techniques
  • Some travel may be required to visit suppliers

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