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Product Sourcing Engineer is responsible to drive Advanced Development & New Product Development (PDLM projects) to industrialize the supplier base for the new innovation projects and to drive Product Cost Roadmaps for released products focused on cost, quality, and risk improvements. An engineering professional considered to be an authoritative expert in the cost drivers for major commodities and related impact to the business.

You are responsible for

Create strategic impact by engaging early in the Advanced Development & Product Development Lifecycle Maintenance (PDLM) projects to deploy innovative solutions from the supplier base for cost, quality & risk, to industrialize the suppliers and to transfer the projects to Manufacturing & Procurement.

    Influence R&D and capture supplier innovation in the products to optimize the propositions and achieve the best value for our company and its customers
    Develop innovative solutions to simplify, standardize or platform components or assemblies across the portfolio
    Influence design specifications to ensure applicability to broad technology, supplier and part capability
    Drive the sourcing plan for New Product projects
    Execute the sourcing plan deliverables to ensure project targets are achieved for cost, quality, risk and optimized TCO.  Influence targets based external competitive benchmarks
    Orchestrate and assemble the sourcing grid details for the NPI BoM in partnership with Procurement and bring to Sourcing Board for decision
    Assemble and engage suppliers on project BoM RFPs using Ariba e-RFQ
    Conduct DfX activities to identify opportunity to improve product cost, quality and risk
    Conduct early supplier innovation events to bring suppliers earlier in the product innovation process
    Ensure PDLM deliverables and targets are achieved for cost, quality & risk
    Build product cost roadmaps to drive improvements in cost, quality, risk
    Develop ideas and opportunities for product cost reduction and quality improvement and enter into the SMRS funnel (IL0)

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

    Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline
    MBA preferred
    Procurement Management or Supply Chain related Professional with a 10+ years proven track record
    Cross-functional Influencing and a thought leader recognized outside the organization
    Effective Communication
    Engineering Curiosity
    Project Management
    Engineering / technology Domain Expertise
    DfX Methodology
    Cost Analysis (Product Should Cost/Tear Down)
    Statistical Methods (Six Sigma/Lean/DOE/V&V)
    Part Qualification (APQP)
KP Recruiting Group was started to create a world-wide network of multi-level, highly skilled talent; that are either experts or working to become one, in their respective fields. Our process involves focusing on the talent, skills, and experience of an individual as a key indicator of the present and future value that they will bring to any organization.

In establishing a network, we are able to forge genuine relationships with talent and gain valuable insight that allows us to understand what motivates them. This data allows us to give strategic advice to our partners as they go through the process of managing their human capital.

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