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Job Ref:  430664754
Employer:  Adzuna
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Warwickshire
City:  Warwick
Address: 
Post Code:  CV34
Salary:  Neg
23/09/2016 03:03
Buyer As part of an ongoing recruitment drive, we have a position of an Operational Buyer within our Supply Chain function working out of Warwick. Reporting to the Regional Purchaing Manager and working within the Distributed Generation Services Business Unit as one of our successful Buyers. The purpose of this role is to deliver key elements of the purchasing process, communicating with key internal customers and coordinating joint activities with external suppliers. The successful candidate will need to ensure robust and optimised supply chains are in place to deliver outstanding performance and competitive advantage to our business stakeholders. Over the past few years, our aero-derivative turbine business has successfully grown to be a £1 billion per annum global business by focusing on the supply and support of aero-derivative gas turbine packages and equipment to the global oil & gas and power generation markets. The business has supplied over 4,000 gas turbines to customers in over 80 countries accumulating over 200 million hours of operating experience. It is our vision to be the customers' first choice for distributed power generation and compression systems solutions. What are my responsibilities? Processes and Procedures Buyer will be accountable and responsible for ensuring their adherence to the company's processes and procedures. Accountable and responsible for all ERP processes and SAP data in order to maintain and improve ERP compliance. Adherence to ERP processes, principles and accountabilities whilst operating within the supplier management team. Responsible for ensuring that all purchase documents are issued and maintained as appropriate including any required customer flow down requirements. Strategic Sourcing Where designated, Buyer is responsible for the execution of assigned commodity strategy(s) and responsible for the sourcing process and associated tasks. Buyer will also make recommendations to the Global Commodity Manager on sourcing decisions. Supplier Management Support Supplier Management processes (e.g. qualification, selection, evaluation, development, classification); update supplier evaluation systems to obtain and develop the best suppliers and ensure transparency and high procurement quality Customer Interface Ensure a close cooperation with Internal Customers (requisitioners) to ensure customer care and early involvement Standardization Contribute to 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) Negotiations Prepare and conduct negotiations for medium Purchasing Volumes to obtain highest feasible savings What are my specific tasks? Vendor Schedules Vendor schedules are an automated ordering process for the ordering of multiple, generally low value high volume parts within SAP and requires data accuracy generally once established will run for a minimum of one year. This is a key process within the purchasing department. - Buyer will create vendor schedules in SAP and perform ongoing maintenance, including checking that issue numbers are correct on the schedule. - It is the buyer's responsibility to negotiate prices, lead times, and determine the source, and terms of agreement. - Buyers will also check and submit to Purchase manager for authorisation and release to supplier. Non-Vendor Schedule (ad-Hoc) orders - Buyer will convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders. - Existing PIR's should be checked within SAP and if not valid will need to be re-validated - Buyer will create the Purchase Order using standard texts - It is the buyer's responsibility to release the purchase order in accordance with the purchasing guidelines and authorisation limits once purchase support has created the purchase order. - Any variations will be highlighted by the sourcing support and passed to the buyer for consideration and agreement on the next course of action. Other activities include - Sending out requests for quotes (RFQ) to suppliers within the approved supplier list. - Collation of all necessary information including but not limited to drawings/specifications, quality requirements and send out the RFQ. - Monitor responses and ensure completeness. Analysis of responses received - including cost/price, lead time, etc. Recommend source highlighting any issues / opportunities. - Expedite responses from suppliers. - Creation the PIR in SAP. Invoice/commercial Queries - Responsibility to resolve minor invoice/commercial queries with the suppliers - General ad-hoc support and input into Siemens key initiatives e.g. Supplier Evaluation System, e-procurement tools, Approved Supplier Database, KPIs, Balanced Scorecard and World Class Purchasing measures. What do I need to qualify for this job? - Extensive experience of various procurement functions - Experience of working with Cross functional teams in an operations and engineering environment - Experience in the Energy, Oil and Gas industry standards for onshore and offshore desirable - Ability to work in a complex, fast changing global organisational environment - Good understanding of business strategy and plans to ensure alignment - Familiarity with Operational Management and Quality Processes - Good working knowledge of SAP and e-Procurement systems - Proven experience in supporting Strategic programs - Have a creative and innovative mindset - Practical experience in developing business improvements - Previous experience of cost model development is desirable - Commercial and Contractual experience - Degree or CIPS qualified Siemens has been at the forefront of engineering innovation for over 160 years. Its Gas Turbine businesses are world renowned for the research, development, manufacture and lifetime support of industrial gas turbines to the global oil and gas and power generation industries. Our expertise is constantly evolving and our business keeps growing. As part of this, we rely on the innovation and creative thinking from our employees. Siemens, the leading global engineering and technology Services Company, has been active in the United Kingdom for over 170 years. We provide innovative solutions to help tackle the UKs major challenges, across key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure and cities and healthcare. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 12 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices. Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. The professional level of this role will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. LI-LB Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the UK's major challenges. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 13 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices. Today the company employs over 13,760 people in the UK, including about 5,000 in the manufacturing sector. Last year's revenues were £3.36 billion. Electrification, automation and digitalization are the long-term growth fields of Siemens. In order to take full advantage of the market potential in these fields, our businesses are bundled into nine divisions and healthcare as a separat ely managed business. Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare. How do I apply? We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role. What else do I need to know? Siemens is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuing diversity, and we welcome applications that reflect the diversity of the communities within which we work. If you are appointed in to this role you will receive standard Siemens terms, conditions and benefits.
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