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Commodity Platform Manager

Company: Siemens
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family: SCM-Procurement / Supply Chain LogisticsReq ID: 348802Are you interested in working for a company named by Fast Company as World Changing Company of the Year and Best Workplaces for Innovators and named #1 in Forbes 2022 Worlds Most Admired Companies List.We are Siemens, we create technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, we empower our customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people.You will drive competitive advantage for Siemens by managing an e-catalog platform including > 50K materials used on customer projects. As the platform owner, you will have the opportunity to drive significant improvements to the overall end-to-end process for customer project material sourcing including collaborating with functional leads for sales estimating, engineering, and logistics to improve the user experience and data flows across systems used by thousands of employees. You will manage the relationship with 3rd party e-commerce site host externally. You will collaborate internally with the estimator management and engineering management and with the technical owners for estimating and design software platforms for further process improvements to ensure adoption of the platform. You will be responsible for ensuring that all pricing is accurate and up to date. You will take recommendations and drive improvements to the platform and more fully integrate it into the established processes. There is a lot of opportunity for an innovative approach.In addition to managing the e-catalog platform used for our entire supply base, you will directly manage approximately $80 million volume in critical project specific 3rd party products. These commodities currently have supply strategies and a supply base of stable suppliers which are industry leaders. Commodities include commercial building automation (HVAC) devices, flow and power meters, and distribution. Therefore, HVAC knowledge and experience will be highly valuable. Identification of frequent use products which will be supplied for the majority of products is a critical requirement; but, since this is a project-based business, there is a need to quickly identify one-time or niche products to meet project requirements. You will need to negotiate supply agreements and annual pricing with suppliers. You will create development agreements to improve on-time delivery, quality and carbon reduction.The decentralized product procurement activities will depend on collaboration with the portfolio/product management team and jointly determine preferred material and convince estimators and engineers to use the standard material. The commodity management department utilizes robust processes but requires critical thinking and analytic ability to develop innovative ways to achieve savings, drive digitalization, and implement sustainability (carbon reduction) in the supply base. The commodity management team does not create purchase orders but does approve large dollar orders in SAP.This role is part of the commodity management team for the Regional Solutions & Service Business Unit in the Americas and consists of six commodity managers with purchase volume of > $700 million in various direct materials categories relating to building automation, comfort, and safety. The commodity manager reports to the director of commodity management who reports to the vice president of procurement. This organization allows for the commodity manager to collaborate with a very professional and diverse team, take advantage of state-of-the-art tools, and contribute to the innovation of the entire procurement department.The successful candidate will have a digital mindset, be innovative, collaborative, and curious. The following experience is highly valued: Dashboards, AI/machine learning, robotic process automation project or program management, blockchain, sustainability, cybersecurity,While this position is challenging there are significant benefits including a competitive salary, flextime off (unlimited) and opportunity to grow in a World Class organization with potential for advancement in any of the other Siemens business units in the US and other countries.Organization: Smart InfrastructureCompany: Siemens Industry, Inc.Experience Level: Mid-level ProfessionalFull / Part time: Full-timeEqual Employment Opportunity StatementSiemens 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.EEO is the LawApplicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) .Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination ProvisionSiemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. To learn more, Click here (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .California Privacy NoticeCalifornia residents have the right to receive additional notices about their personal information. To learn more, click here (https://new.siemens.com/us/en/general/legal/us-internet-privacy-notice-state-rights.html) .

Keywords: Siemens, Buffalo Grove , Commodity Platform Manager, Executive , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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