Material Logistics

Job Description

Organization: Portfolio Companies
Business Unit: Large Drives Applications
Requisition Number: 245438
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-New Kensington
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Job Description:

Position Overview

Represents the interests of the Business, incl. Projects, to the customer, regulatory authorities and consultants.


Coordinates, communicates and maintains all dates and information of project to ensure an accurate, on schedule and economical processing and optimized supply regarding customer needs.

Ensures information regarding disposition of goods during transport and permanently update of these information to create options for alternative actions by information of all involved parties in a timely manner.


Creates deficiency and status reports regarding material and product availability based on the needs of the customer supply concept in order to provide an assured data and information base.

Documents and processes complaints or transport damages with responsible partners (Project Logistics Manager, Project Purchase, Insurance) to secure any recourse claims and to take further measures.


Acts as the interface to involved external logistics providers on project site and coordinate their activities, ensuring cost efficient and seamless operations.


Supports the Logistics team as well as overall business with the development, calculation and implementation of logistics contingency measures during short-term variances from the planned supply concept to ensure an optimized supply related to the current conditions.

Supports the Logistic team as well as business with the concluding project evaluation and advancement of the project-specific process of customer supply to ensure high transparency over the whole supply process in the project and to gain input for the enhancement of future projects which are related to the customer supply.


Reports to the Mgr., Project & Order Management.



Coordinate the inbound and outbound logistics for both domestic and international shipments for Siemens business in New Kensington as well as specific project related materials.

Demonstrated expertise to process International documentation for export shipments, which may include, but not limited to commercial invoices, shippers export declaration, NAFTA certificate of origin, airway bills, Shipper's letter of instruction, hazardous materials documentation and standard country of origin.

Coordinate equipment crating activities including required documents 

Select and engage the services of transportation suppliers based on most effective method within scope of Siemens transportation guidelines (Air, Ocean, Land )

Review customer contract, LOC and purchase orders to verify all required documents and information to fulfill customer transportation requirements.

Communicate, as required, the Logistics requirements and needs to internal and external customers (trucking,, Freight Forwarders, customers, export agencies) through oral and written methods.

Expedite, trace and obtain verification of shipment delivery, audits, inbound/outbound freight bills, files, carrier damage claims and update carrier contract information.

Prepare, as required, truck bills of lading, airway bills, UPS, FEDEX, DHL etc., internal/external memorandums, freight/crating cost quotes.

Collaborate with Shipping Supervisor with review of sales orders, distribution plans and freight cost estimates and related projects as needed.

Support projects domestically/internationally, including freight quotes, coordinating movement of oversize freight, insurance documentation and corresponding documents.

Develop project specific Logistics or Load plans as required on project by project basis.

Execute daily reports and release orders, as required.

Collaborate with Order controlling to assist in project equipment and spares order issues, billing issues as needed (i.e. order not initialized, unconfirmed lines, grouping etc.)

Work collaboratively with Project Management, Order Controlling and Shipping on Delivery Reliability (DR) to ensure we achieve business DR goal.

Track & resolve VAT recovery as required for all equipment orders out of Germany.

Work cross functionally with Sales and Project Management on Incoterm requirements and issues on projects.

Review and understand Export Administration Regulations.

Evaluate the commerce control list against components, finish equipment and sub-assemblies to determine appropriate ECCN for items.  Conduct parts classification for export including HTS & ECCN determinations.

Support business needs relative to ECC and ECCN questions for various products.

Assist team in conducting cross-functional training on Logistical topics such as Export regulations, Incoterms etc.... 

Function as representative for SCM and Logistic team in oPLM projects.

Certified to coordinate hazardous material shipments.

Support "assist" review and determination for foreign source material.  Ensure appropriate information is filed with US Government.

Support and coordinate with Procurement and IMEX group regarding inbound international materials shipments related for New Kensington equipment (i.e. power cells, boards, motor modules, line modules etc.)

Expected to be process focused, develop and implement lean initiatives, continuous improvement focused to help streamline activities within P&OM team as it relates to Logistics activities.

Work collaboratively with the Shipping team to integrate new idea, process improvements to benefit the workflows between both teams.

Lead Logistics/Shipping activities related to Siemens Go4Excellence initiatives and PD LOG team activities, when required.

Interpret and functionally influence policy and guidelines in their area of business / technology, and develop processes and systems to deliver functional objectives.

Expected to integrate processes and results from other workflows and disciplines to develop and accountably propose appropriate and effective solutions for significant parts of solutions.

Obtain Chamber of Commerce stamp on relative documents as required.

All other tasks and duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 


BS/BA in related discipline required, technical preferred


Typically 3-5 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above

Preferred experience in manufacturing environment


Preferred experience in variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Power Gen, Municipal, Cement & Mining industries etc.

Expected Travel - 10%


Frequent inter-organizational and external contacts.  Ability to function as Logistics expert on project basis

Strong background utilizing SAP business system, power-user background preferred


Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
Strong organizational skills

Excellent oral and written skills


Ability to function in a team environment

Positive and highly motivated self-starter

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.






















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