In this role, you have the opportunity to be a key partner in significant product cost reduction activities during new product development and sustaining phases. Ensure that all related procurement activities result in the highest product quality & assurance of supply.
This position manages all the procurement activities for achieving product cost-targets and program management for the assigned product/platform.
You are responsible for
Represents Procurement in new Product Introduction projects
Ensure involvement of the supplier at the earliest “right” moment in the PRP/PDLM process
Lead and implement VE & DfX in factories
Drive AOP & savings via cost down projects
Lead the Make or Buy analysis (in-sourcing / out-sourcing of parts and production).
Responsible to develop, communicate, and manage detailed purchasing project schedules that support higher level program schedules, ensuring communication within purchasing and cross functionally.
Ensure the achievement of ALL Purchasing targets for the project(s) at milestones (supplier support, cost, on time delivery of materials, quality, capacity, qualification of parts, processes and equipment).
Manage Product BOM Cost in the assigned product/platform.
Manage & maintain concept savings.
X- functional alignment of Phase in / Phase out planning
Identify opportunities in the new product design process through target costing at component level, and monitoring data sources to improve the design decision making.
You are a part of a global leading Procurement team working on cross organizational activities.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Deep experience with product cost management.
Experience with global supplier management – strategic and tactical.
Analytical and strategic thinking
Strong project management skills
Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, across functions and organizational layers
Technical Engineering background
Knowing and understanding broad business perspective.
Ability to lead teams and influence cross-functional relationships
Demonstrate ability in working in a complex/global environment