Acts as a liaison with engineering in releasing new products.
Lead early supplier technical engagement and supplier involved NPI cost improvement activities. Support NPI team's product cost targets.
Actively participate in NPI team meetings. Represents the voice of the Sourcing and OES organization.
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.
Drive execution of OES NPI Supply Chain Material Readiness (SCMR).
Manage the completion of the Supply Chain Assessment deliverable in Rockwell Automation's Common Product Development (CPD) process.
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, 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.
Maintain a 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 and projects as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical discipline.
Minimum of 5 years new product introduction, industrialization engineering, sourcing, supply chain, project management or engineering services experience.
SAP experience desired.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification desired.
Project Management (PMP) certification preferred.
Key Competency Requirements
Demonstrated ability to manage projects / assignments requiring identification of objectives, resources and/or approaches.
Moderate understanding of sourcing, procurement, MRP, inventory, logistics and production principles.
Demonstrated excellent analytical skills in a dynamic new product introduction environment and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities for in-depth NPI sourcing strategy execution.
Strong project manager comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams.
Demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions and drive execution of correct supply chain solutions in the face of opposition.
Well-developed problem solving and project management skills.
Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to various levels of the organization.
Proficient in dealing across different cultures.
Ability to influence and effectively negotiate with suppliers and with various organizational levels within Rockwell Automation.
Advanced understanding and use of data management applications (i.e. MS Office)
This position will have minimal travel (< 10%) to Rockwell Automation and supplier locations
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