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Senior Sourcing/Procurement Engineer

Company: 360-TSG (Tech Staffing Group)
Location: Naperville
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are working with an ever expanding and exciting organization and they are seeking an experienced Sourcing and Procurement or Engineering Professional to help control their new product BOM and primary production category costs through strategy development and implementation. This role pertains specifically to the Printed Circuit Solutions (PCS) business unit in our Datacom & Specialty Solutions (DSS) division. You will have the opportunity to serve as the sourcing single point of contact for the product development teams, supporting the sourcing activities of all BOM line items for assigned product development projects. You will also be responsible for engaging other sourcing and procurement resources (material category managers, NPD sourcing, division sourcing, procurement operations) as necessary to ensure objectives are met for product launch. This role is also challenged to improve the supplier selection process and innovation through the new product introduction process. You will develop and execute the sourcing process for new suppliers, materials, components and services for the PCS BU. Developing new strategic suppliers in low cost country is an important business imperative and this role is key to achieving this goal amongst supporting new product launch goals such as new business win rate and costing accuracy of products.
Essential Functions:--

  • Build and maintain technical understanding of the products, categories purchased, and supplier capabilities
  • Partner with the Design Team throughout Product Development Process (PDP) to drive lowest total cost of the BOM
  • Bring "Design to Value" (manufacturing, quality, cost, etc.) viewpoint to Product design team
  • Ensure critical milestones are met and Procurement deliverables are completed on schedule
  • Conduct should-cost and make vs. buy analyses to support sourcing decisions
  • Strive to improve New Product Sourcing processes and increase efficiencies by collaborating with technical design teams
  • Lead the evaluation, and selection of suppliers and materials through market sourcing / research, identification of supplier capabilities, the creation of technical RFQ documents, proposal review, risk analysis, and complex commercial contract negotiation
  • Identify, develop, and implement cost avoidance / cost reduction opportunities within the framework of NPD to increase overall PCS profitability
  • Lead supplier RFQ process relative to components, conducting in-depth supplier analysis to ensure competitive pricing, delivery, and lead time are being achieved
  • Responsible to obtain all required documentation and approvals necessary to fulfill the new vendor set-up process
  • Provide input into the Global Category Strategies and apply the category strategies (metals, plastics, electronics, etc.) to new and shipping products
  • Lead the development of strategies for material categories that are unique to the PCS business unit
  • Drive continuous cost improvement for critical production materials based on spend
  • Participate in supplier audits as needed
  • Monitor sourcing and procurement innovation trends in the marketplace
  • Promote cross-functional collaboration between business groups, drive communication and work to foster a culture of innovation providing value to the business
    • 10 years of Supply Chain and/or Procurement Experience
    • Proven leadership skills
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Engineering or Sourcing professional
      • Experience in printed electronics, membrane switch, copper flex or other circuit manufacturing business
      • Experience in negotiation and developing contracts
      • Previous experience with Project Planning and New Product Development
        Skills and Abilities:--
        • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels within the organization
        • Demonstrated experience driving cross functional collaboration across business units and geographies
        • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

Keywords: 360-TSG (Tech Staffing Group), Naperville , Senior Sourcing/Procurement Engineer, Engineering , Naperville, Illinois

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