Buying Professional 1

  • Location

    Raleigh, United States

  • Sector:

    Business Professional

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  • Contact:

    Sonu Chouhan

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:



  • Participates in semi-complex buying strategies to purchase and arrange timely deliveries of supplies and materials.
  • Create POs in SAP and follow-up and expedites as needed.
  • Serves as liaison between vendors and Business Units.
  • Obtain prior approval for purchases in excess of established limits for multiple business units within Siemens Energy.
  • Participates in the negotiation of prices, terms and quality requirements; requests for quotes and assists in the development of new supply sources as support to Commodity Managers.
  • Monitoring negotiations, supplier changes and design to cost activities against budgeted plan.
  • REACH and RoHS confirmation for all material, as needed.
  • Ensure a smooth transition of suppliers/purchased material to customer site.
  • Significant role in identifying supplier transfer opportunities and then leading/participating in quoting, negotiating and getting internal approvals for the transfer.
  • Support recurring supplier issues, supplier transfer projects and other significant procurement projects and opportunities.
  • Resolves semi-complex delivery, quality or other related problems with purchases and invoices.
  • Participate in Strategic Procurement activities as required.
  • Concise, regular reporting of activities in our standard formats, as required.
  • Solicits cost reduction ideas from suppliers and initiates follow up action to implement these savings for the company.
  • Assists as back-up for other Procurement Personnel within team.

Required Knowledge/Competencies:

  • Accomplished in implementing practical procedures or systems which are moderately complex, and/or specialized skills which require some technical knowledge to apply.
  • Proven ability to identify and resolve difficult issues through implementation.
  • Proven leadership and take charge capabilities.
  • Ability to understand and influence a variety of people.
  • Expertise within SAP across multiple roles e.g., Buying, Supplier Qualification, Sourcing etc.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Advanced abilities with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Power Point) a plus.

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years experience in area of Procurement responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to interact across multiple departments and levels of management.
  • Prior involvement/knowledge of project management.