Senior Procurement Engineer

Senior Procurement Engineer 
12 months contract to start with
Flanders, NJ
 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 

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