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We are a collection of over 372,000 minds building the future, one day at a time. Together, we create technologies that take society further.
We’re looking for people with the skills and vision to build a better tomorrow. Join our Gas and Power Division as a Junior Operational Buyer and help us re-imagine the world by finding solutions and making the world a smarter place for tomorrow.
Reporting to the Regional Purchasing Manager, and working within the Distributed Generation Services Business Unit in Warwick as one of our successful Operational Buyers, your 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.
It’s incredibly important that our people enjoy working here and therefore we take great pride in having a friendly, helpful and engaging culture. We also appreciate that development and training is important to many and that’s why we have a supportive environment which invests in our employee’s development.
This is your role. What part will you play?
What are my specific tasks?
- 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.
- 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.
Use your skills to move the world forward.
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’ve got quite a lot to offer. How about you?
Siemens Gas and Power is focused on helping customers navigate the world’s most pressing energy problems, both for today and tomorrow. Some of our products, solutions and services make fossil energy greener, deliver decentralized flexible power solutions and manage the complexities of the grid.
We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you. We offer 26 days holiday (which increases with service), up to 10% pension contribution match, an excellent company share scheme and employee discounts just to name a few.
If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognize that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.
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.
If you are appointed in to this role you will receive Siemens PLC terms, conditions and benefits.