Markham, Ontario

NPI Sourcing Specialist III

NPI Sourcing Specialist III
Energy sector
Location: Markham, ON

Role Summary:

This individual is a strong contributing member of a cross-functional NPI (new product introduction) team to ensure the best suppliers & parts are qualified and contracted for the design. Lead all sourcing activities including cost modeling on Products and lifecycle analysis by engaging early with NPI program managers, product managers, design engineering, materials and quality. Represent Sourcing during scheduled functional reviews and prepare Sourcing Review (SR) templates for leadership Business Reviews (BR’s). Collaborate regularly with other Sourcing team members to ensure alignment with strategic sourcing goals & initiatives. Implement strategic sourcing plans to support product line objectives and Global Sourcing imperatives; for example: multiple sources, cycle reduction, standard pay terms, low cost country & regional source development. Utilize negotiation skills to drive design to cost targets and to support on-time delivery to support program needs while eliminating/minimizing use of sole sources. Coordinate with supplier quality team to ensure supplier qualification and delivery of components are completed to meet schedule .

Essential Responsibilities:

• Provide overall sourcing support to assigned product lines and execute defined metrics, for both NPI program and mass production items
• Work effectively with Technology, supplier quality, site materials and supply chain personnel on day-to-day problem resolutions, engineering change process and improvement opportunities
• Conduct qualification & competitive analysis of vendor products / services
• Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet purchasing commitments in Sourcing
• Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions
• Develop sourcing strategy targets on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements

Basic Qualifications:

• BA/BS degree (Engineering or Business preferred).
• Minimum 5+ years Sourcing / Purchasing experience
• Proven problem solving skills
• Strong oral/written communication and influencing skills
• Knowledge/expertise of electronic components and mechanical assemblies
• Project management and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong negotiation and analytical skills
• Strong computer skills (Outlook, Windows, Excel)

Desired Characteristics:

• Global mindset – Be able to work across poles to deliver end result
• Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
• Highly motivated, self-directed and self-sufficient
• Purchasing system / Oracle experience