Project Procurement Manager - Rail Automation
Business Unit: Mobility Management
Requisition Number: 240818
Primary Location: United States-Kentucky-Louisville
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%
Siemens Rail Automation
Siemens Rail Automation supplies railway markets around the world with solutions and turnkey installations for railway automation and telecommunication. Our customers are infrastructure operators and mainline railways all round the world as well as industrial railways and public transport authorities in cities throughout the country.
Our products and systems are used for automating our customers' operations management processes and thus make a considerable contribution to improving their economic situation in particular and mobility in general. We are looking for the best talent to shape the technology of the future. Come build your career in one of the best companies in the world!
As a member of the Project Procurement Team, you will be ultimately responsible for all sourcing processes and procuring resources to meet project targets with regards to budget, product availability, and quality for our projects.
2. Project Procurement: Establish proper sourcing processes, control of all procurement resources and activities in the project or area of responsibility and inform all involved within the procurement organization to deliver optimum impact for the business and procurement targets. Meet requirements relating to budget, availability, and quality. Apply procurement regulations as per compliance and organization standards.
3. Analysis: Analyze project scope of supply, contractual obligations and end customer's functional needs. Identify particular procurement risks, opportunities, potential changes, claims and market forces during the entire project, together with Commodity Management, to avoid potential damage and to exploit savings potential.
4. Bid Preparation/ Contribution to Increase hit Rate: Working closely with colleagues in engineering and sales, support project calculation with reliable and up-to-data cost data. Include supplier innovations and preferred supplier/ product portfolios that improve Siemens' cost position and/or the customer's benefit.
5. Strategy Definition and Implementation: Derive procurement strategies for assigned projects in accordance with division and BU-wide procurement strategies. Ensure implementation (in particular pooling or utilization of Frame Agreement), as well as identify improvement opportunities to ensure alignment with strategic procurement targets and overall business strategies.
6. Negotiation: Lead contractual and
price negotiations and/or support the specialist buyers responsible for
particular material fields (in particular those not covered by Commodity
Management) to secure project targets. Create RFQ packages, SoW documents,
working closely with engineering colleagues. Conduct eSourcing activities.
7. Contract Management: Ensure that mitigation of procurement risks, changes to original scope of supply and potential claims (towards customers and suppliers) are covered in valid contracts with suppliers. Ensure that required customer contractual obligations are fulfilled by supplier and covered in a way that mitigates Siemens' risk exposure.
8. Project Controlling/ Reporting: Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compile all relevant information to submit qualified reports. Proactively ensure resource availability, status, transparency and alert teams to any deviations.
9. Supplier Management/ Preferred Supplier List: Establish/apply preferred supplier list, provide supplier information to the project team, conduct supplier qualifications and project-specific supplier evaluations and supplier development activities. Follow-up with suppliers in regards to NCC costs.
10. Knowledge Management and Documentation: Be proactive and share relevant procurement information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, supplier management data) to relevant stakeholders, ensuring all project participants and relevant cross-functional partners are up to date. Work closely with cross-functional partners for procurement related processes and metrics.
11. Identifying and develop new DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) vendors to support project requirements.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
4 year degree in business, economics or engineering
2-5 years experience in project management, procurement or relevant disciplines.
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders
Microsoft Suite and SAP computer skills required.
- Competitive compensation.
- Excellent health, vision, and dental 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 reimbursement programs available.
- Extensive product training and professional career development.