Siemens Procurement Specialist in Berkeley, California
Job Family: SCM-Procurement / Logistics & ECC
Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Strategy & Innovation
Requisition Number: 224636
Primary Location: United States-California-Berkeley
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%
At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably. A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.
Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.
Seeking a Procurement Specialist to contribute to Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics Business located in Berkeley, CA. The position reports functionally into the Head of Supplier Management.
The Procurement Specialist is responsible for all procurement activities within Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics organization. He/she is the main point of contact to all internal and external parties and represents the procurement function for the organization. He/she has significant interactions across all functions, directs all related procurement activities and manages the relationships with vendors and suppliers.
Main point of contact regarding all procurement related issues for Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics organization.
Drive supplier selection and onboarding for new product introduction as well as identify new sources for existing materials in close cooperation with core team
Direct buying activity for all indirect, direct and OEM materials, including expediting requests
Create, implement, execute, and/or improve processes, to support the needs of new product introduction
Execute a structured approach to RFx’s and cost estimation
Participate in creating managing agreements in close interaction with Legal, as needed
Participate in supplier audits as needed
Close interaction with R&D, Marketing and Supply Chain regarding procurement planning
Engage in supplier evaluations, including strategic, risk and performance assessment
Participate in project and operations meetings (R&D, product health, Ops, extended MT, etc.)
Act as coach and mentor for the Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics organization in procurement questions & process
Support the Quality team to maintain high quality standards and proactively work with vendors to avoid quality issues and resolve open issues in a timely manner
Frequent interaction with internal departments, corporate functions as well as external parties, primarily vendors and suppliers, but also regulatory bodies
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in the area of Business Administration, Economics or similar combined with professional working experience, preferably from a large international company
5+ year procurement experience
Ability to work with stakeholders in complex organizational structures
Strong sense of ownership and willingness to drive topics across different functions
Strong knowledge of IT tools such as SAP and other relevant IT Applications, e.g. MS Excel
Strong analytical skills and the ability and desire to plan, control, and contribute to solving complex problems.
Flexible and able to work effectively in a team-oriented / changing environment to conceptualize and socialize ideas
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet dynamic and multiple deadlines
Strong negotiation skills to improve price points with vendors
Ability to communicate across organizational levels, functions and cultures
“Hands on mentality” necessary
Travel requirement 10-20%.
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