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Senior Group Manager - NPI Supply Chain - Capital Equipment (15-18 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 39712

Position: Sr. Group Manager, NPI Supply Chain (30B)

Eligibility Criteria:

- Years of Experience: Min 15 - 18 years Supply Chain Management / Commodity management in Engineering / Manufacturing Industry and > 10 Years in managing NPI Supply Chain

Job Experience:

- Leading a team of Commodity Managers / Supply Chain Managers in large manufacturing operations groups for MNC product-based company.

- Familiarity with semiconductor, Electrical equipment Manufacturing or high-technology supply management practices, standards, and organizations.

- Has managed other Managers, and has previously been responsible for group of >20 people

Educational: B. E / B.Tech or M.E / M.Tech (Mechanical / Electrical / Production) or MBA

Willing to work in shift: 1:30 PM - 10:30 PM (Willing to work in any shift)

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Sr. Manger, NPI Materials manages a team of Technical Program Managers and Project Managers through all stages of product development from R&D to volume manufacturing transition ensuring PDR (Product Development and Release) deliverables are completed with high quality and within programs timeline. Transform engineering innovation to volume ready product with agility, collaboration, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

- Accountable for establishing a materials supply chain meeting performance, cost, quality, capacity, and on-time delivery requirements of products

- Acts as point of contact for all escalations from Product group to Supply Chain, liaison between Engineering Product management and Supply Chain functional organization

- Works in a cross -functional team environment within a matrix organization with internal customers, including high level executives

- Define and monitor metrics in line with AOP (annual operating plan) objectives relative to supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement; then drives team to address and close gaps to meet objectives

- The role will also require flawless delivery of activities resulting in highest level of product and service quality as viewed through the eyes of customers.

- Organization and Talent Development: Select, develop, and retain an inclusive team with a strong bias for achievement, agility, confidence in managing risk in a dynamic environment, and systemic approach to problem solving.

- Lead team of Material Program Managers, Project Service Managers with Key deliverables around:

- Developing cost reductions roadmaps in order to meet product cost targets

- Working with Supply Chain on developing sourcing strategies and sourcing plans in order to meet cost and lead time targets

- Ensuring On-time material deliveries to engineering need dates and drop dead date for Pilot manufacturing

- ECR communication, buyer assignments for new parts, first article status for critical parts before shipments

- Material Purchasing for Pilot builds

Other Job Responsibilities:

- Influence product design by applying expertise in manufacturability, test, supply chain, and cost

- Manage and lead team to close material shortages and enable new part introduction for Pilot builds

- Work collaboratively with supply chain and engineering stakeholders; develop supplier selection process for piece parts or outsourced assemblies and identify supply chain risks supporting sourcing decisions.

- Responsible for resolving discrepancies between cost targets and quoted costs, creates and delivers presentations to program executives and CFT stakeholders

- Fundamental understanding of should-cost or cost allocation & recognizes opportunities to improve product design for cost/quality/delivery by early supplier involvement.

Mandatory Skills & Requirement:

- Proven ability to gain partnerships and in a cross-functional environment with Sourcing, New product introduction, manufacturing, quality as well as procurement, finance, and product support.

- Prior experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams of Supply Chain Sourcing and other process

- Knowledge of manufacturing methods and commodities as related to cost structure

- Supply chain knowledge, especially for critical commodities as related to sourcing decisions and cost strategies

- Additional required skills include leadership skills, strategic thinking, attention to detail for everyday tactical execution, and excellent people management

- Demonstrated skill in decision making and problem solving and experience in making business judgments

- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning - setting vision and objectives, creating strategies, forecasting, and budgeting

- Demonstrated experience in talent and organization development

- Familiar with and uses Quality Principles such as Lean, Six-Sigma, etc

Desirable Skills & Requirement :

- Some experience with product design and development, engineering principles

- Experience in capital equipment industry, e.g., semiconductors, medical equipment, construction equipment, etc

- Proficient in Data Analytics & Presentation Skills

- Six sigma green belt or above is a plus

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