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NPI Procurement Manager Job

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: 36338

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NPI Procurement Manager is the focal point for the Product Line into the Procurement organization ensuring deliverables meet quality, functionality, and cost and schedule objectives. This person manages the materials and cost for early product builds during development phases, including risk management of the High Volume material during the first quarter of production.

  • Drives design for cost, sourcing plans & strategies, and material availability with Engineering and Commodity/Materials Management teams.
  • Ensures commodity sourcing strategies and preferred supplier lists are in place with Commodity Management teams.
  • Drives Commodity Management, Development and Engineering teams to meet direct material cost objectives for development and production.
  • Manage the part and sourcing review process between Design Engineering, Component Engineering, and Technical Commodity Management teams.
  • Manage all material plan changes.
  • Ensure material availability for engineering samples, qualification samples and NPI builds in alignment with the sourcing strategy to meet the production ramp plan, as well as presenting program ramp status in the various development and executive reviews
  • NPI Procurement team drives the execution and partners with the Commodity Management teams on the development of Executive meetings highlighting NPI sourcing plan, long-lead time challenges, single source risk, Golden Part, Re-use status and program risk mitigation.
  • Coordinates meetings with strategic suppliers and design engineers to enable evolving technologies with future product designs; quarterly roadmap reviews with strategic suppliers to align program sourcing strategies and enable ASIC compatibility

  • BA/BS degree in related field. MBA/MS preferred
  • 7+ years of related experience
  • Expert project management experience required
  • Storage industry experience preferred
  • Extensive experience in Product Development support
  • Ability to lead complex projects/tasks/assignments. Direct and Coordinate major activities. Demonstrate strategic thinking
  • Excellent capability to work within a cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent understanding of supplier capabilities to enable effective cost modeling and negotiations.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Capability to work on complex assignments requiring independent action and initiative to resolve issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.


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