Category Manager - Remote
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 25, 2022
**Job Family:** SCM-Procurement / Supply Chain Logistics
**Req ID:** 344222
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**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
The Procurement Category Manager (CM) will manage all aspects of
the supply base within the Building Automation category. The CM
will work with the project business organization to drive savings
within the Building Automation category. The CM will be capable of
managing multiple priorities, deadlines and projects. The
successful CM will develop relationships with internal stakeholders
and become a valued partner in the sourcing process.
This position is an individual contributor.
**Assigned Category:** Building Automation Devices (Sensors,
**Category Strategies:** Develop category strategies for assigned
spend groups of field direct materials, including analyzing and
developing sourcing strategies, spend compliance and vendor
rationalization strategies for these categories.
**Supplier Relationship Management:** Manage relationship with all
assigned suppliers. Relationship includes negotiating pricing,
monitoring performance to agreed terms and conditions, new vendor
on boarding, and adherence to company priorities including
cybersecurity and sustainability. Collaborate with key suppliers to
expand knowledge of category and identify opportunities for
improvements resulting in a joint benefit to Siemens and supplier.
Leverage supplier expertise and/or technology in an effort to
harness innovation. Collaborate with global commodity management
and/or product management while optimizing company-wide buying
power by reviewing the financial, quality, pricing, service, and
availability level of suppliers.
**Contractual Agreements:** Develop and negotiate contractual
agreements to provide price protection and supply security in
consultation with legal, business and technical functions. Execute
requirements per terms of the agreements.
**Project/Program Management:** Manage assigned project or programs
to ensure effective rollout and adoption. Maintain ongoing updates
taking customer feedback into consideration. Use program or project
to drive internal innovation for Siemens.
**Supplier Quality:** Engage suppliers in an effort to provide long
term solutions to quality issues. Develop and lead quality
agreement negotiations. Provide recommendations specific to the
category being sourced. Coordinate cross functional and business
discussions to drive continuous improvement opportunities
throughout the organization. Monitor quality and delivery
performance of key suppliers.
**Risk Management:** Develop supplier relationships resulting in
optimized supply chain efficiencies and security of supply.
Evaluate supplier's capabilities and capacities while implementing
plans to ensure adequate supply of goods and services. Negotiate
agreements with suppliers that mitigate or spread the overall
**Specification Review:** Review project specific product
specifications to determine alternate supplier material to
introduce enhanced competition. Ability to engage in technical
discussions with internal and external partners on assigned
commodities. Able to analyze and propose design to cost
opportunities and manage through to completion.
**Early Supplier Involvement:** Implementing the procurement
aspects of the Siemens Product Lifecycle Process for new product
development as needed. Involve supplier knowledge at an early stage
in order to optimize the quality, manufacturability, and cost
position on new products.
+ Create planning tools and management reports in conjunction with
Product Management (where applicable) that provide a more
systematic and organized approach to planning the procurement
functions. --- Ensure purchasing database integrity including
Supplier files. --- Keep current on developments in area of
expertise and company purchasing resources, systems, and
procedures. --- Ability to work individually and within a team
environment with Product Management, Product Engineering,
Operations, Category Managers, Quality Engineers, Accounting,
Suppliers and other functional departments.
**Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:**
+ Commodity/Category Management or Mechanical Engineering
experience - 3 years
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Ability to interact with inter and intra departmental personnel,
as well as management--- Strong computer skills - Microsoft
+ Digital mindset, experience with dashboards (QlikSense, Tableau,
etc.)--- Successful experiences in negotiating with senior level
managers--- Demonstrated understanding of entire supply chain and
cost drivers--- Demonstrated data and financial analysis
+ Cross functional/organizational project management and
facilitation skills (internal and external)
+ Demonstrated self-starter with ability to work effectively from
+ 5% travel required
+ Qualified applicants must be legally authorized for employment in
the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer
sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in
the United States.
**Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience**
+ Experience in Siemens business systems
+ Building Automation devices knowledge and experience--- CPM, CPSM
certification--- Experience with electronic purchasing tools ---
Demonstrated knowledge of category management/strategic sourcing
concepts --- Solid continuous improvement skills
**Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI)** is shaping the market for
intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It
addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate
change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI
provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a
single source - with products, systems, solutions and services from
the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an
increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and
communities progress while contributing toward protecting the
planet. SI creates environments that care. Siemens Smart
Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and
has around 71,000 employees worldwide.
**Organization:** Smart Infrastructure
**Company:** Siemens Industry, Inc.
**Experience Level:** Mid-level Professional
**Full / Part time:** Full-time
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