Sourcing Manager - NPI

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  • Location
    Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Type
    Direct hire

Sourcing Manager - NPI

Greater Boston Area  

The Sourcing Manager works in the Supply Chain group in support of Engineering development needs. This NPI (New Product Introduction) process is collaborative between the Engineering and Supply Chain group. As new products are developed, the Engineering team needs to work with suppliers to understand their capabilities, pricing and lead times for small quantity, prototype parts. Given the volume of NPI activity, a Sourcing Manager is needed to assist both the Engineering and Supply Chain team manage supplier activity related to new products.

This is an individual contributor position with high visibility and critical path deliverables and reports to the VP of Supply Chain and Supplier Development

The Sourcing Manager will have the following responsibilities:

- Embed in the Engineering NPI teams to understand NPI project scope, supply base and timelines.
- Develop project schedule factoring in time for design, quoting, supplier manufacturing, build event, and all resources required – part of stage gate process.
Assist Engineering team with supplier interaction, including quoting, placing PO’s, revising PO’s and tracking deliverables.   
- Assist with supplier and parts logistics prior to arrival and once parts are at the site.    
- Contribute to transition on production level ramp up .  
- Manage cost down road map project and 
 create cost roll ups and continuously update target reductions from procurement team

Will Coordinate:

o Entry of Engineering BOM’s into MRP system

o Create and manage tracking spreadsheets for various assemblies

o Run regular project meetings covering status of parts in design, on order or undergoing revision change  
o Create mitigation plan on any delivery impact from supplier

o Engage with operations team to ensure NPI products are kitted and built when needed

o Ensure proper plans are in place for logistics, build event, and shipment


Skills and Experience Required:

- Excellent project management experience 
- Experience collaborating cross-functionally, ability to get things done in a fast-paced, exciting environment  
- Experience working with suppliers is preferable but not required  
- Experience working with engineering teams is preferable. The ideal candidate will have some interaction with   
   technical products and a range of materials.  
- Ability to work within a schedule driven environment. Timing and a sense of urgency is a critical function of this role  
- Outstanding communication and analytical skills  
- Experience working with shifting priorities and moving deadlines  
- MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)  
Experience with MRP systems desirable

Education Required:

- Bachelor’s Degree required

- Candidates with professional certifications will be preferred

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