Lead, Product Engineering Sourcing

Job Requisition: 6731

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Description for Lead, Product Engineering Sourcing:

Responsible for planning, organizing and coordination of all purchasing activities relating to Product Engineering (PE) requirements. This is a multi-project based role supporting specific teams while incorporating sourcing standards set by Global Sourcing and overall company-wide business objectives.


Responsibilities for Lead, Product Engineering Sourcing:

  • Leads all quoting, contractual negotiations, and award of business for sourcing that meets company requirements for PE projects.
  • Drives cost reduction/improvement/avoidance/control throughout PE projects to facilitate the company’s competitive position.
  • Influences PE projects using concurrent engineering principles to leverage the supply base’s resources and proposing alternatives to product architecture and processes in order to achieve the best quality, lead times and cost.
  • Initiate and lead design for manufacturability (DFM) reviews in partnership with Quality and Product Engineering.
  • Responsible for supplier risk assessment and mitigation through start of project to transition to production.
  • Coordinates successful completion of supplier approval process and production readiness. Assures that suppliers adhere to process, scope and timing of projects. 
  • Maintains project purchased standard cost data and measurable relating to the same.
  • Supports supplier evaluation, selection, qualification, product launch ramp-up and transfer to   production aligned with commodity strategies and project timelines. 
  • Leads engagement and communication with Commodity Sourcing Leads, Operation Buyers, Design Engineers, and Supplier Quality Engineer throughout the project for seamless transfer of PE project sourcing information.

Requirements for Lead, Product Engineering Sourcing: 

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Supply Chain, Business or Engineering or related field; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business documents, technical procedures, drawings and specifications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • ERP experience, preferably with Oracle
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships with internal customers, external suppliers and fellow teammates at all levels
  • Must possess solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates success working on cross-functional teams to prioritize and manage goals and initiatives amidst competing priorities


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