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Commodity Management Professional- Rolling Stock

Company: Siemens Mobility
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Siemens Mobility provides efficient and coordinated transportation of people and goods by rail - including rolling stock, rail automation, rail electrification, and service. We craft and manufacture across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. Cities and Railroads also rely on us to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems.

As a Commodity Management Professional for Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock, you will serve as the primary procurement contact between local management, internal clients, and the supply chain management organization. You will collaborate with key departments including Material Management, Quality Management, Engineering, and Logistics. You will demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the global supplier market to select the most suitable vendors who can deliver high-quality products at competitive pricing. We will rely on your outstanding negotiation skills to build new value with regard to key metrics such as cost, lead time, and quality. In this role, you will drive performance with suppliers, collaborate with internal teams and make your mark within a team that is passionate about winning, succeeding, and making an impact.


  • Main contact/interface within procurement and to your supply base for all inquiries in a proposal and execution phase for assigned commodities
  • Implement commercial evaluation of proposals. Conduct negotiations and contract documents that include price, scope, schedule, contractual terms and conditions, and others as applicable (for example, special requirements due to manufacturing location restrictions, government project requirements, etc.).
  • Lead supplier technical reviews with Engineering and Quality. Drive clarifications and provide innovative solutions to tackle highly sophisticated supply/supplier problems.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Project Procurement Management (PPM), Engineering, Quality, Global Sourcing Team, and others as vital to strategize the best decision/outcome for Siemens.
  • Coordinate and lead local or regional focus teams to achieve optimum conditions and savings through collaborative cross-divisional sourcing targeted activities.
  • Define, adapt, and implement commodity strategies based on demand, market intelligence, and supplier analysis to ensure a long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials and services.
  • Identify procurement risks, opportunities, and market forces to avoid business exposure and exploit potential opportunities.
  • Handle supply base through supplier selection, qualification, development, and regular performance evaluations, to develop the best suppliers and to ensure an optimum supply chain
  • Strategically develop and implement the digitalization roadmap of the category by driving or supporting the digitalization activities across assigned commodities (e.g. market platforms, enhanced applications, process automation)
  • Identify and drive exciting solutions to influence the market as well as implement new or modified market sourcing strategies

    Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or other relevant area a plus
    • 3+ years of related experience in procurement, project management, or engineering with an international organization
    • Solid knowledge in Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Commodity Management, Procurement Market Analysis, commercial terms and conditions, and high-mix low volume production.
    • Highly refined negotiating skills. Detailed track record of optimally negotiating complex, high-dollar contracts for products or services.
    • Proven track record of being ambitious, proactive, self-motivated, and willing to go above and beyond.
    • Plan, prioritize and analyze data to build recommendations on sourcing strategies with implications for vendor selection, through Total Cost of Ownership analysis.
    • Ability to present specific content accurately to respective target groups (senior and executive management)
    • Full understanding of early involvement levers (E-Auction, GVS sourcing, bundling, etc.).
    • Ability to perform within the international industry.
    • Sophisticated leadership and teamwork skills.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills at all organizational levels.
    • Ability to travel domestically/internationally.

      Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

      • Ability to read and comprehend Engineering specifications and drawings.
      • Conduct should cost analysis
      • Experience with Build to Print fabrication requirements
      • Foreign languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese)
      • Solid experience in advanced negotiation concepts (e.g. eAuction)
      • Software/Application experiences ( SAP ERP, Excel, Word, etc.)
      • International and inter-cultural professional experiences

        Why you'll love working for Siemens:

        • Freedom and healthy work-life balance- Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, HSA/FSA, Commuter Benefits - starting Day 1
        • Solve the world's most significant problems - Be part of exciting and innovative projects.
        • Engaging, challenging, and fast-evolving, pioneering technological environment.
        • Competitive total rewards package.
        • Please contribute to our social responsibility initiatives passionate about access to education, access to technology, sustaining communities, and positively impacting the community.
        • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them! Please take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement program, Mentor Programs, and your development through online learning.
        • Employee perks and discounts in addition to our 401k match and generous Paid Time Off
        • Diversity and inclusivity focused - Just named on the Forbes 2022 Best Employers for Diversity list!
        • Siemens is proud to have been named Fast Company 's Best Workplaces for Innovators
          While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

          Siemens offers a variety of health and wellness benefits to employees. Details regarding our benefits can be found here: . The base salary range for this position in California is $118,100.00 - $159,600.00 and the annual incentive target is 10% of the base salary. The salary may be higher or lower depending on the budget and the candidate's experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications.


          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
          Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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