As a Development Sourcing Manager, you'll work in a challenging environment where each day brings new problems to solve with a supportive team. You'll be involved in bringing MillerKnoll's new products to market, including new product development projects for Gaming.
About this Opportunity
As a Development Sourcing Manager, you'll lead and manage purchasing initiatives within the new product development process and major product extension/enhancement programs. You will represent Supply Management in Product Development Teams. You'll also architect the best possible value streams for quality, reliability, total cost, and timing for new products through the product development process.
What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you . . .
Manage the material cost, lead time, capital investment, capacity, development effort, quality, and testing initiatives within the selected supply base based on the development criteria. You will recommend capital investment globally and regionally based on total cost, quality, and reliability. You'll also conduct global capacity analyses.
Closely manage and challenge tooling timelines and progress in order to eliminate waste, and work closely with suppliers and Product and Quality Engineering to manage revisions.
Conduct risk assessments of design alternatives and value streams. You will highlight risks and develop countermeasures for potential impacts to quality, reliability, total cost, and timing for a new product.
Coordinate the value stream analysis for global launches and recommend worldwide and regional tooling strategies to support new product launches globally.
Create current and target conditions (A3) for the overall value stream on key components.
Create a new product development strategic sourcing plan by coordinating meetings with Commodity Managers and Supplier Development Managers to ascertain preferred suppliers, as determined by supplier performance criteria and development competency. You will support and coordinate with Product Development Teams to identify and implement improvements (Value Analysis/Value Engineering - VAVE).
Develop and implement a transition plan of new components/products to Commodity Teams, including value stream analysis and short- and long-term cost and capacity improvement opportunities.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with appropriate internal teams and external suppliers with an understanding of global and diverse sources of supply. You will develop and maintain strong working relationships with people at all levels of Herman Miller and our suppliers.
Develop and nurture business relationships with key members of the supplier's teams.
Develop/utilize the supply base to align with the needs/requirements identified by the project team during the development process, including new or innovative supplier processes. You will evaluate potential new suppliers to augment value streams for new products.
Document and understand supplier capacities for all components.
Facilitate the resolution of design, quality, price, or delivery issues with the supply base throughout the development process, and for a period of time following commercialization until all major development issues have been resolved.
Issue Purchase Orders and manage capital and expense to support a new product launch.
Negotiate agreements that are complex in nature.
Successfully analyze and negotiate supplier cost build-ups to meet cost targets by having a solid understanding of component and tooling cost drivers (material; labor; overhead; selling, general, & administration [SGA]; and profit).
Successfully build agreements and relationships which may span country and/or regional borders.
Support prototype and production components for beta and mock-up builds during the product development and launch phases.
Travel to supplier and Herman Miller facilities as required by project demands.
Use change management skills and influence change within Herman Miller and our suppliers.
Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
Sound Like You?
You might be just who we're looking for if you have . . .
A Bachelors' degree in Business, Supply Management, Materials Management, Finance, Engineering, or Operations Management, or related equivalent experience.
A Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) (preferred).
Three to six years of experience in a professional procurement role with exposure to a variety of manufacturing processes and commodities, or related experience in an operational leadership role.
Working knowledge of all aspects of business operations including finance, accounting, legal, supply management, materials management, engineering, quality, manufacturing, etc.
The ability to do cost analysis and a willingness to learn and apply Herman Miller Performance System (HMPS) thinking to supplier process and value streams.
Successful negotiation skills.
Highly developed problem-solving skills.
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills.
An understanding of and ability to apply formal project management principles as appropriate.
The ability to set and meet your own milestones and expectations.
The ability to use the office automation, communication, software, and tools used in the Herman Miller office environment.
The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.
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