The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities (IC) Sector is focused on providing answers that last for America’s aging urban infrastructure by offering solutions to make cities of all sizes more sustainable and competitive. With more than 18,000 employees spanning across the U.S., Canada, and Meso-America, the IC Sector is comprised of five divisions: Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. The IC portfolio includes complete traffic and transportation systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply and environmentally compatible building technologies. Siemens also provides ways to modernize the way power is transmitted and distributed to enhance the smart consumption of energy. For more information on the Infrastructure & Cities sector, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities/.
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•Develops procurement strategies in projects based on Division-wide and Group-wide business requirements and ensures their implementation.
•Guides the establishment of proper sourcing processes and control of procurement resources and activities for optimum cost-cutting potential and to meet deadlines and quality standards.
•Guides the introduction of universal procurement strategies into the project process.
•Guides the analysis of scope of supply, customer contract agreements and risk and develops negotiation recommendations.
•May guide the analysis of sales and operations planning in respect of starting / new projects, and assessing and controlling of material costs within the whole project process.
•Ensures the participation of procurement in early involvement in project/sales meetings as a core team member to exert and influence at an early stage and to optimize internal workflows, processes and strategies to aid in the Bid and Proposal process to the customer.
•Guides the identification of risks, opportunities and market forces during the project to avoid potential damage / exploit potential opportunities.
•Guides contractual and price negotiations.
•Guides definition of internal indicators for project controlling and compilation all relevant information.
•Guides distribution of relevant project information to project participants.
•Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compiling all relevant information to submit qualified reports (e.g. for the project team, Procurement management team).
•Identify particular Procurement risks, opportunities and market forces during the project together with the Commodity Management to avoid potential damage / exploit potential opportunities through tailored risk and claim management (e.g. contractual framework).
•Communicate all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants up to date.
•Support the Project Management Team in execution of a project, such as ensuring material deliveries are met, key project milestones are met and material budgets are supported.
Performs advanced areas of work for the professional field. Applies advanced skills to resolve very complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently. Displays a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems.Communicates throughout all levels of the organization, such as, project status, proposal support and cost information.
Typically 8-10 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable. Candidate must have project management experience, possess strong negotiation skills and be knowledgeable of SAP systems.