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Procurement Engineer 3
Ref No.: 18-08749
Location: Flanders, New Jersey
Start Date / End Date: 07/23/2018 to 07/11/2019
Senior Procurement Engineer

The purpose of this role is to be a leading member of the Global New Product Procurement (GNPP) team. As part of the strategic procurement organization, the GNPP team provides a bridge between manufacturing, new product development, R&D, and commodity management.

Key Responsibilities

• Operates as procurement lead on cross functional teams (R&D, QA, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, New Product Development) with the responsibility of delivering a strategically aligned supply chain
• Lead supplier involvement activities on all key development projects
• Drives collaborative design to cost, DFMA activities with suppliers and design teams
• Participates in commercial evaluations of new and existing suppliers
• Executes the request for quotation, supplier selection, and material tracking process to support the pre-production builds for new product development projects
• Provides make versus buy analysis for complex assemblies containing multiple technologies/materials

• Strong Project Management skills and the ability to drive supplier change projects on a cross-functional basis
• Familiarity with various manufacturing concepts (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or equivalent)
• Understanding of various supplier manufacturing technology and processes, supplier controls and industry standards. Specialist knowledge of particular related commodities would be an advantage (electronics, metal fabrication/machining, plastic molding, etc)
• Proven negotiation and influencing skills with suppliers, with demonstrative results in securing competitive pricing and overall terms and conditions
• Demonstrated experience establishing strong business relationships with suppliers and influencing decisions
• Prior experience working in a new product development environment
• Excellent oral communications and business writing skills
• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and quality related documents
• Strong collaboration and persuasion/influencing skills
• Typically 5-8 years of experience in medical device, automotive, aerospace, or related field


• Primary degree in a relevant engineering or business discipline; Advanced degree may be substituted for experience where applicable