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Senior Commodity Management Specialist

Knoxville, Tennessee; Hoffman Estates, Illinois
SCM-Procurement / Logistics & ECC

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Strategic Procurement
Requisition Number: 236583
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Knoxville
Other Locations: United States-Illinois-Hoffman Estates
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Division Description:

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.


Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Commodity Manager) will be responsible for establishing sources of supply both domestic and internationally, negotiation of contracts and development of pricing models that allow Siemens to compete in the global marketplace.
The Strategic Sourcing Specialist reports to the Senior Director of Procurement of the Business Unit.


• Development and implementation of Commodity Strategies that will yield sustainable savings.
• Negotiation with suppliers both domestic and internationally (Prices, Terms, Contracts etc.)
• Supplier Management
• Perform supply market studies and benchmarks
• Align strategies with cross-functional partners

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree
8-10 years related experience
• Strategic Procurement experience
• Negotiation experience with verifiable year over year savings
• Understanding of supplier cost structure
• Proven experience in developing and implementing Commodity Strategies
• Strategic Procurement experience
• Negotiation experience with verifiable year over year savings
• Understanding of supplier cost structure
• Proven experience in developing and implementing Commodity Strategies
• Some international travel may be required

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

• Master’s degree
• Knowledge of Oracle and SAP ERP Systems
• Engineering background
• Drive and entrepreneurship

Job Family Responsibilities:
For assigned complex and high volume commodities  Guides the functions of international market analysis, internal Siemens demand analysis, global demand pooling, supplier selection, negotiation of price, terms and conditions, to maximize contribution to operating profit and business objectives. Completes very complex supplier analysis in order to acquire the best suppliers and to guarantee an optimum supply chain; completes the annual supplier evaluation process and executes formal supplier development plans. Initiates contact with very complex internal/external interface partners to recognize developments and exert influence accordingly.  Develops reports of very complex information and figures to make results transparent and controls purchasing activities on a results-oriented basis.  Guides the development, communication and deployment of complex procurement strategies.
BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certification may be required in some areas.
Knowledge and Experience:
Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of field of specialization to the successful completion of complex assignments. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Demonstrates significant knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues. Typically 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.
Direction of Others:
Provides specialized guidance or train support and/or professional staff.  Leadership qualities and role model qualities demonstrated.
Key Working Relationships:
Primarily intra-organizational contacts and external contacts. 

• Strong Microsoft Excel Skills

• Ability to work individually and within a team environment with cross-functional partners

General Requirements

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