Siemens Project Purchasing Specalist in Houston, Texas

Project Purchasing Specalist

Locations:Houston, Texas

Job Family: SCM-Procurement / Logistics & ECC


English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives

Business Unit: Process Automation

Requisition Number: 212022

Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division helps manufacturers measurably increase productivity and improve time-to-market with our innovative, integrated technology and services. We support our customers in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of products, processes and plants.

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Job Description:

Position Overview.

We are currently seeking a Project Purchasing Specialist to integrate Purchasing/Logistics tasks in the project teams during the entire project duration. This individual will organize, control and monitor all Purchasing activities in a project(s) and introduce purchasing strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result. This position will work with our project management, engineering, Strategic procurement and production teams to support various projects.


  • Responsible for planning, execution and communication of project purchasing plan for End to End purchasing/supply chain processes

  • Support end to end supply chain from ordering phase to product delivery and warranty returns.

  • Fully responsible for the execution and delivery of Projects material & Services. Ensures that all material and services meet project delivery requirements

  • Identifies and guides supply base risk, opportunities and market forces to avoid potential damage / exploit potential opportunities; solves project specific challenges.

  • Performs purchasing/SCM activities in alignment with Strategic procurement, Supplier quality management and project management prioritization and requirement.

  • Defines, tracks and reports on scheduling, risk, change, opportunities and resource management

  • Ensures that the project scope and terms are addressed in the Purchase orders

  • Supports contractual and price negotiations in collaboration with Strategic Procurement to improve EBIT.

  • Excellent negotiation skills with both internal and external suppliers to drive project performance

  • Track the vendor's progress against the original and/or revised schedule

  • Well organized to support changing priorities and project schedules

  • Excellent SAP Skills to support Purchase 2 Pay process, MRP runs, Inventory Management, Expedite reporting Purchasing/Inventory analysis for process improvements

  • Excellent skill with excel (VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, formulas, charts, etc…)

  • Responsible for collecting/analyzing data and applying problem solving techniques (5 why, PDCS, Pareto etc..) to support process improvement

  • Responsible for effectively communicating with cross-functional team members on project status and SCM tasks

  • Experience with Lean methodology in identifying and reducing or completely eliminating waste from process

  • Responsible for inventory analysis & management to improve inventory turns

  • Develop and maintain relationship with suppliers to improve cost, quality and delivery performance.

  • Take ownership of the supplier account and execute process improvement to create value for Siemens and end customer.

  • Knowledge of incoterms and its impact on cost and risk to the project

  • Review and target supplier delivery improvements & late order resolution.

  • Works in conjunction with Strategic procurement, supplier quality and Logistics for improving total cost of ownership of products/services

  • Assists Strategic procurement team in executing Commodity strategies at tactical level

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • 3-4+ years relevant work experience in Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or relevant area of expertise

  • Education: Bachelor’s

  • Strong SAP knowledge MM/PS module

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • BS/BA in Supply chain, engineering or relevant area of expertise

  • Professional certification (APICS, ISM, PMI etc..)

  • PM@ Siemens


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