Implements and oversees defined processes and procedures regarding assigned Procurement operations of various kinds. Leads a small team of operational procurement staff and factory stores.


Key responsibilities:


Deploys Procurement strategy according to superior strategy

Ensures implementation of Procurement standards, regulations and guidelines

Contributes to overarching SCM/ Procurement programs and initiatives

Takes care for effective risk management measures

Ensures efficiency of Procurement operations

Responsible for PVO, CoO/FTE and related other KPIs

Heads team assigned, and leads all related staff


Early Involvement during sales phase

Analyze sales and operations planning in respect of starting/new projects in order to ensure the involvement of Procurement.

Participate in project/sales meetings as project core team member to provide information about supply market, preferred suppliers and supplier innovation (regarding goods and services) at an early stage to optimize supplier selection, internal workflows and processes.


Project Procurement standards

Establish proper sourcing processes, control all Procurement resources and activities in the project and inform all involved within Procurement to deliver optimum impact for the business (Procurement plan, target-costing) relating to budget, availability, timeline and quality.

Apply Procurement regulations as per Compliance, organization standards and PM@Siemens.



Analyze scope of supply, contractual obligations and exactly understand customer’s functional needs.

Identify particular Procurement risks, opportunities, potential changes, claims and market forces during the entire project, together with Commodity Management, to avoid potential damage / exploit potential.

Provide categorization of prevailing risks at PM040.                                    


Bid preparation / Contribution to increased hit rate

Support project calculation with reliable and up-to-date cost data on the basis of Total Cost of Ownership (ToCO) (rock-bottom price information where available)

Include (supplier) innovations (e.g. through concept competitions) that improve Siemens' cost position and/or the customer's benefit.


Strategy definition and implementation

Derive Procurement strategy for assigned projects in accordance with Division- and BU-wide Procurement strategies and ensure implementation (in particular pooling or utilization of master contracts). Introduce negotiation recommendations together with Commodity Management to prepare for negotiations with suppliers (back-to-back where appropriate) and to initiate appropriate measures. "                                       


Lead complex contractual and price negotiations and/or support the specialist buyers responsible for particular material fields (in particular those not covered by any Commodity Management) to secure project targets with optimum conditions on the basis of ToCO."                                      

Contract Management

Ensure that major Procurement risks, changes to original scope of supply and potential claims (towards customers and suppliers) are covered in valid contracts. Ensure that contractual obligations (towards the customer that must be fulfilled by supplier) are covered in a way that mitigates the own risk exposure.


Project Controlling (Monitoring/Reporting)

Proactively ensure status transparency about availability of resources and ensure early alerting in case of deviations. Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compiling all relevant information to submit qualified reports (e.g. for the project team, Procurement management team).


Supplier Management / Preferred Supplier List

Apply preferred supplier list (e.g. FPL), provide supplier information to the project team, conduct Supplier Management (including Supplier Qualification, project-specific supplier evaluations and supplier development). Follow-up with suppliers in regards to non-conformance costs (NCC)."                                          

Knowledge management and documentation

Be proactive and forward systematically all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants and relevant cross-functional partners up to date. Share best practice and conduct lessons learn sessions. Sensitize cross-functional partners for Procurement related practices processes and metrics."                                          


What are the requirements of the role?


  • Relevant Tertiary degree/Diploma in Supply Chain & Logistics

  • 5 - 8 years Business Management experience in an after-sales service environment                 

  • 5 - 8 years Project Management, Manufacturing, Production & Heavy Engineering              

  • 5 - 8 strong People Management and leadership experience

  • Industry Supplier knowledge is essential             

  • Experience in Cultural Diversity and Knowledge of Demographics of African Continent

Job ID: 60806

Organisation: Global Services

Experience Level: Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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