Supplier Project Lead

Title: Supplier Project Lead  
Location: Bothell, WA
Duration: 5 Months


Buyer Planner / Purchasing Specialist / Supplier Project Lead (SPL) / Site Procurement Project Lead (SPPL)
Commodity: EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services)

The Supplier Project Lead is responsible for tactical side of supplier management activities for his/her commodity during the Product Release Process (PRP).
The Supplier Project Lead is externally focused and is the main interface for all Product Release Process (PRP) / PLDM projects and activities at the supplier, as well as supplier performance management, continuous improvements and managing Phase in/Phase out (PIPO) plans for parts and/or products.
Interfaces with the Purchasing Program Managers, who are internally focused and represent the Purchasing function in the PRP/PLDM projects and product Platforms on core teams at BG.
Supports the Life Cycle Strategy (LCS) with design/sustaining engineering. Supports the Commodity Manager, who is responsible for the development of the commodity strategy, supplier relationships, ongoing cost reductions, Business Reviews, supplier performance and interfaces with the Clusters and other sectors for their respective commodity.
The Supplier Project Lead is the first escalation point for the Buyer in the supply chain to support resolution of assurance of supply (AOS) issues.
The Supplier Project Lead must be able to work independently, is very well organized, and makes use of robust project management and material planning tools.
He/she proactively anticipates future roadblocks to bring products to market and ensures that all purchasing targets are being met (on time delivery of parts, services, cost and product/ part quality levels).
The candidate must be able to determine and manage escalations as required.
Supplier Project Lead supports NPI and Sustaining production activities for all global Ultrasound sites in the US, China, India and deals with a complex global supply base.
Your Responsibilities: -
Project management of activities with Suppliers—Interface between Commodity manager(s) /cross functional teams and Philips cross functional groups, serving as a key point of contact for issues impacting the business.
 - Oversight of supplier performance, incl. on time delivery for New Product Introduction (NPI) parts and samples - Documentation release to Suppliers during PRP (incl. - Build Document Issue (BDI),– Change Notice(CN) / Change Implementation Plan (CIP’s)
- Execute, Ready For Quote (RFQs), including production pricing. (PPM initiates and SPL executes)
- Use Component Part Approval Form (CPAFs) process for part setups of custom and commercial components in the ERP system
- Engaged in NPI negotiations / Project Level Expectation Agreements (PLAs) contracts to support NPIs in the business
- Support DFX and NPI Supplier Selection for NPIs, sourcing and concept decisions
- Initiates supplier self-assessments and coordinates review with Commodity Managers (CMs) and Supplier Quality Engineers (SQEs).
- Project risk management at Supplier, with close collaboration with Buyers
- Change notice (CN)/ Change Implementation Plans (CIP) and Phase in/ Phase out (PIPO) management with Supplier in collaboration with lifecycle teams
- Participate in Business Review Meetings (BRMs) and Supply Chain (SC) meetings
- Managing/maintaining part rolls in the cost tool

Your Profile:
 • Work experience in an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) environment.
 • Understanding of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA) and management of Tier-2 components / Approved Vendor Lists (AVLs)
 • Experience working with Higher Level Assemblies (HLAs) with large scale global contract manufacturers
• Electronics knowledge and procurement experience of passive and active components, including Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and – Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
• Strong supplier and project management experience and skills
• Knowledge of Purchasing and business processes and tools
• Ability to think analytically and work independently, anticipates changing business, project and supplier needs
• Negotiation skills and contract management experience
• Ability to propose and work structured solutions.
 • Ability to influence others and build effective working relationships both internally and externally at various organizational levels
• Presentation, written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability working in a complex/global environment
• Experience with new product development preferred
• Ability to travel 10%, Domestic/International

Education/Skills & Experience: 
• Technical degree (EE preferred) or comparable work experience required 
• 7+ years’ experience in procurement, sourcing/supplier/commodity management preferred. • Experience with global sourcing initiatives 

Thank you,
Sachin P.,
510-402-1063
sachin@apninc.com

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