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Senior Buyer - Manufacturing

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
SCM-Procurement / Logistics & ECC

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
Business Unit: Large Drives
Requisition Number: 237238
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-New Kensington
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 15%

Division Description:

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.

The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division helps manufacturers measurably increase productivity and improve time-to-market with our innovative, integrated technology and services. We support our customers in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of products, processes and plants.

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Job Description:

Position Overview: 
Siemens Industry Inc. is looking for a Senior Buyer to join their team at their facility in New Kensington, PA. In this role, performs the monitoring of complex materials through the production cycle. Completes and maintains reports; analyzes supplier capability; make/buy studies and cost analyses. Participates in creating integrated project plans and schedules for the supply team's capital development projects.  Completes the effectiveness evaluation of current material control standards. Completes the planning and coordination of new product introductions; assesses the impact and supports changes to overall production schedules. Performs research, evaluates and recommends solutions to complex inventory issues; negotiates issues related to materials and logistics.
This position reports to the Purchasing Manager.
Responsible for the purchasing activity of technical and complex materials for assigned commodities, both 3rd party and intercompany, to support manufacturing product lines. Obtain pricing from approved supply base, issue purchase orders, resolve supply issues to meet customer demand and resolve invoicing issues. Determine source models, planning levels, inventory accuracy and maintain material master and information records in SAP.
  • Performs full range of standard work for the professional field.  Applies advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.
  • Identifies and resolves more complex problems and applies problem-solving skills in order to deal with most situations.
  • Process requisitions from SAP to support operational demands.  Determine MRP parameters for parts to obtain best pricing and efficient ordering.  Initiate Scheduling Agreements and Logistics Agreements when appropriate.
  • Participates in and executes Commodity strategies to ensure long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials.
  • Provide purchasing assistance to support design to cost activities and engineering changes. 
  • Support special projects for lean manufacturing and supplier lean workshops.  Lead commodity strategies/charters to support long term sustainability to the business
  • Contributes to implementation and ensure usage of globally defined methods, processes and systems to ensure high process efficiency and process compliance (e.g. compliant Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process, Procurement guidelines).
  • Prepares and conducts negotiations to obtain highest feasible savings.
  • Generates, documents and implements savings to contribute to the success of the business and make results transparent.
  • Executes Supplier Management processes (e.g. qualification, selection, evaluation, development, classification).
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Ensures a close cooperation with Internal Customers to ensure customer care and early involvement.
  • Provides supplier information to internal business partners
  • Support planning and coordination of new product introduction or product changes
  • Provides supplier information to project teams and conducts project-specific supplier evaluations.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
Demonstrates and applies a broad knowledge of field of specialization through successful completion of complex assignments.  Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular area of specialization.  Demonstrates knowledge of organization’s business practices and issues.
  • BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience
  • Experience with MRP System
  • Ability to manage the efficient supply of special and custom design components
  • Lean process focus
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must possess excellent communication skills – written, oral and presentation
  • A Team Player that can take the lead and guide peer departments and functions
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United 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
  • 5+ years’ experience in purchasing, materials or supplier management areas in manufacturing environment
  • BS in Supply Chain Management Preferred
  • Proficient in SAP
  • Professional procurement or materials certification


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