Responsible for the support and execution of sourcing related tasks throughout the NPI process within the framework of the sourcing strategy. Includes participating in supplier evaluation, providing feedback in design reviews, gathering cost estimates and initial quotes, tracking prototype, pilot, and qualification orders, as well as general support of the NPI projects. Role is responsible for ensuring that NPI-related sourcing tasks are completed within the timelines dictated by the NPI process and also ensuring that all decisions related to sourcing are made with in the sourcing strategy framework.
Including but not limited to:
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management with a minimum of 5 -10 years’ experience in sourcing or project management in a manufacturing environment and significant understanding of new product introduction processes.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), APICS, Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) - Preferred
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following software: database, development, Human Resource information systems, internet, spreadsheet, and word processing.
Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.