Fenestration Sourcing Specialist/Engineer

Purchasing
Warroad, MN
Job Responsibilities:
• Work directly with suppliers to confirm and improve:
 Quality
 Cost competitiveness
 Supply constraints
• Support supplier selection processes for both new product development launches and multi-sourcing strategies
• Support Supply Chain, Materials and Quality leadership during investigations of critical sourcing concerns and/or special product development or procurement projects
• Lead and support additional development of supplier performance management systems and related processes designed to improve overall efficiency
• Support activities which drive:
 Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
 Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
 Customer and supplier interactions (cost improvement, component development, component approval, etc.)
 Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE)
• Provide consultation and coaching to the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and Procurement organizations within fenestration
 
Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or similar field of study required
• Supplier development experience strongly preferred 
• MRP/ERP experience strongly preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) strongly preferred
• Prior experience in sourcing, Engineering, quality, manufacturing processes and program management preferred
• Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must possess financial and business acumen; able to quickly and accurately analyze data and execute change in response