The NPI Sourcing Project Manager is responsible for product line sourcing strategy execution in the New Product Introduction (NPI) process. This role facilitates early supplier technical engagement and collaboration with the sourcing organization in order to actively support NPI project teams. 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.
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.
EOE, M/F/Disabled Vet
Internal Number: 2566086
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