New Product Introduction Sourcing Project Team Lead
June 28, 2018
This position is responsible for supervising other New Product Introduction (NPI) Sourcing Project Managers (SPM) and NPI Buyers in addition to their own sourcing project management duties. The Sourcing Project Manager is responsible for product line sourcing strategy development and execution in the new product introduction process. Major responsibilities Attract, develop and retain the NPI Sourcing talent base. Facilitate early supplier technical engagement and collaboration with the sourcing organization in order to actively support NPI project teams. Drive NPI Sourcing process improvements through elimination of variation and waste, focusing on continuous process improvement. This is a cross-functional leadership role with responsibility for project management and accountability for deadlines, results and metrics. This role bridges the engineering 'product line' structure with the sourcing 'commodity' structure. This individual must have the ability to work independently and quickly identify opportunities. They must also be able to work in a matrix environment.
Acts as a liaison with engineering in releasing new products.
Develop performance objectives and conduct performance reviews with direct reports. Participate in career planning and development discussions with each direct report through regularly scheduled one on one meetings.
Facilitate a culture in which everyone can do their best work through inclusion, engagement and retention.
Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Lead early supplier technical engagement and supplier involved NPI cost improvement activities. Support NPI team's product cost targets.
Complete the Supply Chain Assessment and drive OES NPI Supply Chain Readiness in Rockwell Automation's Common Product Development (CPD) process.
Actively participate in NPI team meetings. Represents the voice of the Sourcing and OES organization when applicable.
Reduce product risk through proper sourcing strategy execution. Drive use of 'Preferred' suppliers. Provide NPI team with supply chain risk assessments which include obsolescence, delivery, currency, logistics, political and other risks.
Project manages the communication and activities between the NPI team and the Sourcing organization. (i.e. source selection, supplier negotiations, sourcing strategy development, non-disclosure agreements (NDA), supplier issue resolution, etc.) Facilitates the establishment of supply management parameter guidelines with buyers and planners. (i.e. production authorization agreements, lot size, lead time, logistics, packaging, etc.)
Measure and track sourcing strategy execution impact on the product and the business (i.e. product cost reductions achieved, percent of parts awarded to 'Preferred' suppliers, lead time improvement, risk mitigation, etc.).
Collaborate with the Sourcing organization to provide market information to the NPI team (i.e. supplier technology roadmaps, price and availability trends, benchmarking results, etc.).
Drive NPI sourcing process improvements through elimination of variation and waste, focusing on continuous process improvement. Promote Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology in the NPI team.
Interface and build strong working relationships with, Development Engineering, New Product Producibility Engineering, Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Industrialization Planning, Component Engineering, Business Unit Management, Operations Management, Marketing and Finance.
Ensure thorough familiarity with policies and procedures relating to NPI Sourcing and standards of business conduct.
Comply with all Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EOE, M/F/isabled, Vet
Internal Number: 2566131
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