Strategic Procurement Engineer

Job Description

Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Procurement
Requisition Number: 242473
Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Norcross
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Job Description:

Position Overview

Do you want to contribute to the future of Energy Management in North America? Siemens Energy Management LP (Large Power) business value those who dedicate their energy and passion to this cause, our company’s name is dedicated to our employees. It’s their pioneering spirit, blended with our long history of engineering in the ever-evolving Smart Infrastructure industry that truly makes us unique as an employer. 
We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to stretch beyond your comfort zone in order to grow both personally and professionally. Sound interesting?
Come and join our team as Strategic Procurement Engineer.  
This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career.

Early involvement of Procurement and suppliers in the product development/manufacturing process as well as monitoring current products in order to minimize the overall costs. Taking account of the interface partner functions for (product) development. Quality, logistics and material group management (commodity management) as information interchange and assisting in selecting the most efficient suppliers. 
 Early Procurement Involvement:
      - Actively involved in the product development/manufacturing process as well as undertaking and pushing forward cost reduction measures (design to cost, target costing, standardization, key data, etc.) to achieve the target costs for materials and reduce the overall material costs by fulfilling the necessary functions. Closely align with R&D community in the BU (Business Unit) and Procurement (Commodity Managers, Buyers)
 Early Supplier Integration:
       - Conduct cost-benefit analysis workshops, innovation workshops and concept competitions with key suppliers in order to concentrate on the key functions of the components/projects.
       - Initiate market observation, conduct and provide market information/analyses on international technology and price trends in order to obtain new suppliers and new technologies in the supply chain.
Alignment of Technology Roadmaps:
      - Introduce and follow up given cross-functional Procurement strategies to ensure the linkage of commodity strategies and technological market trends.
 Strategy alignment:
      - Support activities planned by the lines of business in order to harmonize and implement the technological line-of-business strategies with procurement strategies.
 Strategy deployment:
      - Drive sourcing decisions with interface partners in order to incorporate technological knowhow and safeguard security strategies.
 Business support:
        - Be involved in and provide corresponding support for projects in lines of business in order to provide optimum input for quotes, workshops, scope of material (BoM assessment) and realization of potential for savings in the project.
 Supplier Management:
         - Technology Assess and develop suppliers from the technological standpoint (if necessary, jointly with interface partners) in order to concentrate on the best suppliers.
 Knowledge management:
          - Participate in work groups and work in projects in order to stay informed and keep and others informed and exert influence at an early stage.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
•Industry experience within a Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic component manufacturing business
•Significant work experiences with 7 plus years in technical procurement
•Experience in supplier interfacing, communication with supplier and project management
•Ability to discuss designs with supplier to optimize Designs for manufacture
•BS in Engineering or in a related discipline required, advanced degree a plus.
•Ability to travel 15 - 20%
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
•Ability to analyze material cost breakdowns and accuracy based on market values through strong analytical skills
•Good negotiation skills
•Advanced technical skills assessing supplier capabilities
•Experience of complex problem resolution
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Global mindset & good networking skills
•Self-determined and goal oriented, strategic, proactive and team player with the drive to implement changes


Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at



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