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Senior Procurement Engineer

Royce Ashland Group, Inc.
Carlsbad, California, United States
December 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