Project Procurement Specialist - Building Technologies - Beltsville, MD
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%
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,
Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and
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.
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
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.
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!