You are responsible for
Providing technical oversight to suppliers and internal customers for project-related activities in the electrical commodity space for new and sustaining products.
Representing procurement engineering in new product development to ensure early supplier involvement, supplier process set-
up and development, cost targeting and tracking, and improving total cost of ownership.
Teaming with Supplier Quality in supplier qualification and validation activities.
Product life cycle management with regard to supplier capacity management, component obsolescence, product end of life, for electronic commodities.
Driving the Supplier Selection Process and requests for quotations along with the Commodity Teams.
Identifying and executing cost savings opportunities in new product introductions and sustaining programs in partnership with R&D, Marketing, Quality and Supply Chain Management.
Participating in Design for Excellence (DfX) initiatives for the assigned business unit.
Providing should-cost assessments for components and products.
Aligning business needs with competitive landscape and technology roadmaps in the electrical commodity space.
Providing input for make or buy analysis.
Supporting the in / outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up).
Providing recommendations to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business
Teams up with Supplier Quality on APQP
Ordering tools and samples related to new product development.
Executing and supporting phase in phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction.
Acting as Supplier Account Manager if assigned, and under the delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team.
Identifying opportunities in the new product design process through target costing, and managing cost drivers and data sources to improve the design decision-making.
Supporting price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short and / or long-term product cost reduction improvement.
Analyzing cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts, and track component cost savings.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
BS or comparable diploma in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, MS preferred
10+ years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions (i.e. component manufacturers).
Strong engineering background with extensive experience in R&D and mechanical design
Experienced in executing quality improvement and cost down projects and new product introduction projects
Experience with APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) preferred.
Understanding the principles of Value Engineering (L1)
Experience in the Healthcare industry preferred.
Comfortable traveling 25% of the time