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Product Supply NPI Leader I

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Location: Xuzhou, 32, China
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2019

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Job Description




The Product Supply NPI Leader (PSNL) is the core team member of the Prime Product/Component Group’s NPI core team. This role is the Procurement & Purchasing representative responsible for planning, coordinating, governing and reporting Purchasing’s participation in the NPI process.  This includes target validation and governance to meet GW3 commitments.






Major Role - To represent Purchasing in the Core NPI teams, ensure NPI conformance on procurement issues, monitor and report NPI progress, hold NPI & design teams accountable for meeting quality and timeliness of requirements, and to assist the product group in managing procurement related capital. Accountable for understanding product& component strategies, purchasing strategies, corporate NPI process, and the business processes necessary to deliver GW3 commitments. Responsible for the forecasting and management of procurement related capital and expense items (supplier tooling and packaging), NPI target setting and conformance, and Purchasing’s participation in design for “X”. 




Leadership - Provide leadership for the NPI activities within the division including select sources taken from the category strategies & matrices and resource management decisions. Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.




Strategy- Tools and Techniques of 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor, or other 6 Sigma related training programs. The incumbent must also have strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Manufacturing, Supply Network and Category & Facilities Strategies.




Customers - Typical internal customers include contacts at all organization levels, worldwide. The incumbent solves NPI problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The role will identify and satisfy Critical Customer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Global Supply Network to deliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.




The PSNL works with Product & Component Groups to develop and implement Cost, Quality, and Response Time targets for system teams, and monitors and provides upward and lateral feedback on performance to these targets.





  • Experience is preferred in procurement, manufacturing, and/or engineering.  Good level of understanding procedures related to manufacturing, engineering is preferred.
  • The position requires an undergraduate degree from a college or university – or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible job-related experience.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions. 

  • This individual normally possesses category team, manufacturing process or product team experience.

  • Experienced in leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.

  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skill.

  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form. Medium/Fluent in the English language.









EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.


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Jul 26, 2019