Position Overview

Ensures on-time/on-budget introduction of new products. Primary liaison responsible for ensuring effective and regular communication between R&D, Purchasing, Operations, Marketing, Quality, Finance, and other internal functions as well as with the supply base. Responsible for establishing robust supply chain in support of new product introduction efforts including supplier selection and development, spend management, aggregate demand forecasting, and transfer of supply base to production purchasing. Also responsible for identifying cost improvement projects, second sourcing efforts, and best utilization of existing approved supplier base. Job duties:
  • Develop, implement and maintain detailed project plans for up to 10 projects.
  • Lead R&D buyers in the issuing of PO’s, manage vendor deliveries, and other procurement activities.
  • Mentor and lead strategic sourcing team in the areas of cost savings, second source implementation and cost improvement projects.
  • Identify and achieve target cost, timeline, inventory build, and productivity goals.
  • Develop and implement transition methodology; manage supply base transitions.
  • Identify and qualify new sources of supply, including localization of suppliers close to our manufacturing sites.
  • Issue PO’s, manage vendor deliveries, and other tactical procurement activities.
  • Contribute to development of technical specifications.
  • Develop and maintain the sourcing library that defines the capability of the supply base.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain stores management process for R&D materials.
  • Support buyers in BOM and Part Master creation and maintenance process.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.

    1. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent relevant experience.
    2. Seven (7) years of experience in Product Development support.
    3. Seven (7) years of experience in Supply Chain Management.
    4. Strong background in Supply Chain Management and Project Management.
    5. Project management, leadership, presentation, negotiation, team facilitation, and communication skills are essential.
    6. Must work well in a team environment with minimal direction.
    7. Track record of achieving goals in a matrix environment.
    8. Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
    9. Strong computer knowledge, including Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint, Project and ERP.
    Desired Qualifications
    1. High level of technical acuity.
    2. Good analytical skills.
    3. APICS or PMI certification a plus.