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Senior Procurement Engineer

Location: Carlsbad, California
Date Posted: 12-04-2018
Currently looking for an Electrical Engineer to fill an opening with a company located in Carlsbad, CA. Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Electronic Engineering and 10+ years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions.

Responsibilities of the Senior Procurement Engineer:
  • Providing technical oversight to suppliers and internal customers for project-related activities in the electrical commodity space for new and sustaining products.
  • Representing procurement engineering in new product development to ensure early supplier involvement, supplier process set-up and development, cost targeting and tracking, and improving total cost of ownership.
  • Teaming with Supplier Quality in supplier qualification and validation activities.
  • Product life cycle management with regard to supplier capacity management, component obsolescence, product end of life, for electronic commodities.
  • Driving the Supplier Selection Process and requests for quotations along with the Commodity Teams.
  • Identifying and executing cost savings opportunities in new product introductions and sustaining programs in partnership with R&D, Marketing, Quality and Supply Chain Management.
  • Participating in Design for Excellence (DfX) initiatives for the assigned business unit.
  • Providing should-cost assessments for components and products.
  • Aligning business needs with competitive landscape and technology roadmaps in the electrical commodity space.
  • Providing input for make or buy analysis.
  • Supporting the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up).
  • Providing recommendations to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business
Requirements of the Senior Procurement Engineer:
  • Teams up with Supplier Quality on APQP
  • Ordering tools and samples related to new product development.
  • Executing and supporting phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction.
  • Acting as Supplier Account Manager if assigned, and under the delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team.
  • Identifying opportunities in the new product design process through target costing, and managing cost drivers and data sources to improve the design decision-making.
  • Supporting price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short and/or long-term product cost reduction improvement.
  • Analyzing cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts, and track component cost savings.
Skills and Experience Requirements of the Senior Procurement Engineer:
  • BS or comparable diploma in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, MS preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions (i.e. component manufacturers).
  • Strong engineering background with extensive experience in R&D and mechanical design
  • Experienced in executing quality improvement and cost down projects and new product introduction projects
  • Experience with APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) preferred.
  • Understanding the principles of Value Engineering (L1)
  • Experience in the Healthcare industry preferred.
  • Comfortable traveling 25% of the time
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