Junior Buyer

About the Role

Gas Services
Business Unit
Full / Part time
Experience Level
Early Professional

A snapshot of your day

As a Junior Buyer you will be responsible of the supply of materials based on customer requirements at the lowest price whilst ensuring quality & on-time delivery. You will support our interface partners for internal orders and the handling, controlling, and monitoring of Procurement activities within your assigned desks/commodities.

You will be a member of the Procurement organization that is responsible for developing procurement strategies for direct materials that will ensure the optimization of Siemens Energy’s competitive position. As you will be working and communicating with German-speaking colleagues and predominantly German-speaking suppliers in the future, knowledge in German language will be helpful.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Contribute to the implementation and ensure usage of globally defined methods, processes and systems to ensure high process efficiency and process compliance (e.g. compliant Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process, Procurement guidelines, IT systems, etc.)
  • Prepare and conduct negotiations for low to medium Purchasing volumes to obtain highest feasible savings.
  • Generate, document, and implement savings, (e.g., CNI; plan, monitor, and report on relevant KPI to contribute to the success of the business) and make results transparent.
  • Sensitize cross-functional partners for Procurement related practices, processes, and metrics.
  • Engage and build a network with R&D, Project Procurement, Project Management, Engineering, and Supplier Quality Management
  • Conduct e-Sourcing activities.
  • Follow up with suppliers with regards to NCC costs.
  • Ensure a close cooperation with Internal Customers (requisitioners) to ensure Customer care and early involvement.

What You Bring

  • Universal degree in a technical or business-related field.
  • Some knowledge & interest in procurement related roles (Project Procurement, Commodity Management) or similar expertise in technologies.
  • Capability to negotiate and to operate in different cultures preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate and foster a cooperative approach beyond your own organizational unit & function.
  • Capable of applying classic negotiation methods and basic knowledge in advanced negotiation methods.
  • Knowledge of basic legal terms and ability to recognize risk and advantages from contracts.
  • Understanding when and who to involve for assistance if required.
  • Basic knowledge of industry standards & norms that apply to our business & to his/her assigned desks/commodities.
  • Basic understanding of the monetary and non-monetary contributions of the function to the business.
  • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Adherence to process requirements in terms of compliance, is aware of the Business Conduct Guidelines and applies them in the day-to-day work.
  • Recognition of deficits and violations among Suppliers and is confident to escalate these to the cross-functional partners.
  • Knowledge of the applicable internal processes, rules, guidelines with reference to supplier quality topics.
  • Ability to read, understand, and answer simple messages in emails from colleagues and suppliers.
  • Skilled in presenting facts after preparation and ability to describe simple processes related to daily work.
  • Ability to break down issues into workable components.
  • Confidence in managing exchange of information or complaints with colleagues and Suppliers.
  • Strong communication Skills
  • Excellent English language skills, German language skills

Your opportunities for personal growth

  • Working with a global team
  • Opportunities to work on and lead a variety of innovative projects
  • Supportive work culture
  • Remote/Flexible work
  • Continual learning through platforms inside the company

About the Team

"Let’s make tomorrow different today" is our genuine commitment at Siemens Energy to all customers and employees on the way to a sustainable future.

Within our project organization we drive the energy transition by managing, engineering and constructing big electricity infrastructure projects.

We work on customized solutions for power plants, whether it is the most efficient conventional power generation, industrial application for process steam or heat generation, hybrid solutions including renewable energy and their integration or making big steps toward decarbonation with hydrogen producing plants or environmentally friendly power generation on ships and barges. Further we are EPC contractor for high voltage converter stations -whether it is onshore or offshore- for transmission highways, high voltage substations and other grid technology projects to make electricity supply fit for future.

Who is Siemens Energy?

At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 92,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we’re also using our technology to help protect people and the environment.

Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.

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