Review product demand forecast and specifications, change requests and contracts to ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in supplier selection.
Establish and report KPI's for contract manufacturers on quality, product safety, customer service and financial reporting. Develop and execute strategies to improve performance.
Conduct regular Operational Improvement reviews with Contract Manufacturers to improve production efficiency and reduce total production cost.
Lead new and ongoing supplier audit activities to ensure the supply base has robust process controls and capabilities to meet all existing and future company requirements.
Serve as the primary function for obtaining Operational savings at Contract Manufacturer facilities and ensuring that savings are tracking according to expectations.
Manage projects through execution to ensure specifications are established prior to production and all parameters are achieved during the qualification, verification and commercialization steps. Ensure adequate technical representation (Quality, R&D and Procurement) is present during project phases.
Penetrate the supplier’s organization to understand the players who can affect change on pricing, delivery, quality improvement, and other key functions within the organization.
Participate in non-conformance failure analysis activities, drive Corrective Actions when appropriate, and ensure company requirements are adequately addressed within the supply base.
Review inventory, scrap, and open orders to determine the total cost of ownership with the supplier and make recommendations to processes and proceduresto reduce the total cost model for the company.
Develop Statements of Work and negotiate contracts with identified contract manufacturers as needed.
(same as next responsibility)Ensure any new business requirements are effectively communicated and implemented with the assigned contract manufacturers.
Maintain effective and timely communication with key functional team members regarding new product introductions during the execution phase.
Track and manage monthly purchase price variances (PPVs) and spending of assigned contract manufacturing locations.
Execute Quarterly Scorecard Review Meetings with contract manufacturers.
Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain or engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
APICS or equivalent Supply Chain certification preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations, Purchasing, Contract Manufacturing, or Supply Chain Planning
Ability to negotiate for company while maintaining trust with stakeholders
Excellent communication/relationship building skills
Strong project management and organization capabilities
Strong analytical and decision making skills
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time