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Project Procurement Specialist - Building Technologies - Beltsville, MD

Beltsville, Maryland
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Job Description

Division: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Regional Solutions & Services Americas
Requisition Number: 239768
Primary Location: United States-Maryland-Beltsville
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

 

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market

leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly

buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and

system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection;

life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation,

and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995,
Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide,
including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center

Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and

the Mount Vernon Estate.
 
For more information, please visit:
https://www.siemens.

 



Job Description:

Position Overview

 

This role is located in the Beltsville, MD (Washington D.C. area) office, and the support of other offices will typically be via phone or electronic communication.

 

In this role you will be responsible for soliciting pricing for construction trade subcontractors and material for individual projects across several offices in Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Pricing requests will be made electronically through the Siemens Exchange electronic sourcing tool. You will be responsible for creating the electronic solicitation, inviting bidders, and uploading of all drawings and specifications. The Project Procurement Specialist will work to ensure responsiveness to pricing requests by speaking with bidders before, during, and after the solicitation to answer questions about how to respond through the electronic sourcing tool and encourage their participation. Also, you will create a summary of results to send to the sales or operations person managing the particular project. You’ll make or recommend improvements to the process to ensure consistency and efficiency. This role will have responsibility for reviewing and approving purchase orders in SAP. Interactions internally will be with the Procurement Manager various Sales and Operations personnel, and externally with subcontractors and material suppliers.

Responsibilities

Working alongside the appropriate branch personnel (Procurement, Sales, Operations) your responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Identify potential sourcing opportunities that would fit the use of the Siemens Exchange eSourcing tool through day-to-day contact with sales and operations personnel

  • Recommend the type of solicitation and bidders to be invited based on input from internal stakeholders, as well as knowledge, of the supply base

  • Upload provided documentation (agreements, specifications, drawings, etc.) into the tool for bidder review

  • Monitor the solicitation and ensure participation from bidders through phone calls and emails

  • Perform basic review of bid results and communicate results to branch personnel and give feedback to bidders

  • Support management and development of the subcontractor base by maintaining lists of supplier qualifications and building trust with subcontractors through daily interactions

  • Approve purchase orders up to $50,000 in value—ensure conformance with company policies

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • High School diploma/GED equivalent
  • Recent graduates with a degree in Supply Chain Management or similar will be considered
  • 1-3 years purchasing or business experience that includes interaction with suppliers or customers

  • Ability to work both within a team atmosphere and be able to work individually in a fast-paced environment

  • Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to build trust and influence employees and suppliers

  • Ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically in both oral and written formats

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Dynamic, energetic personality that is self-motivated to succeed

  • Ability to take direction both from manager and team-members

  • Ability to work with other departments to resolve all issues

  • 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

  • Familiarity with the Building Technologies (BT) field organization and BT branch office processes

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management from an accredited school

  • Familiarity with internet-based applications for purchasing or auctioning items (such as eBay)

  • Familiarity with project business
  • Familiarity with construction business

  • Familiarity with working with electrical installation subcontractors

 

 

 

Why Siemens?

 

  • Siemens is a globally diversified engineering powerhouse: an opportunity such as this one can open doors to engineering practices and businesses new to you, preparing you for a great future with potential in so many types of fields—sustainability, energy, medical technologies, to name a few—in almost any location you ever dreamed of exploring.

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision plans with many options from which to choose.

  • All employees receive Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability coverage.

  • 401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.

  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available.

  • Extensive product training and professional career development.

     

Our Culture:

 

At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Who designs your future? You do. Working within our global company, you can design the career of your dreams. We have over 200 offices in 101 countries providing you the opportunity to see the world or stay in your own back yard.

Do you want to work for a company with innovating technologies?  Can you see yourself learning, growing, and succeeding in this exciting position? If so, we'd like to meet you!

 

 

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