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NPI Technical Purchasing Specialist Senior 

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We are looking for a talented NPI Technical Purchasing Specialist Senior to join our team specializing in Purchasing for our Accelera Business Unit in Columbus, IN.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  •         Coordinates the overall activities in the technical development, commercial activities and project management of supplier technical risk and quality in the early product development.
  •         Obtains input and negotiates with project leadership, suppliers, product engineers, or technology teams to ensure the delivery of robust prototype and production designs, technical risk mitigation plans, and coordinated deliverables of new or current product change activity.
  •         Influences the design and project risk trade-offs that impact project cost or supplier early engagement without sacrifice of quality expectations. Main focus will include working in business processes of Product Preceding Technology (PPT) and other early product development activity.
  •         Establish guidance to complex supplier relationships through supplier agreements required to protect intellectual properties.
    Supports all Supplier Early Engagement work and new technology development.
  •         Engages with project teams and engineering to understand needs for new suppliers and technologies and connects engineering with the appropriate sourcing team.
  •         Establishes preliminary new product program sourcing strategies for Product Preceding Technology (PPT) or other projects that are moving to VPI.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  •         Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is preferred
    with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.
  •         Lead the purchasing function for the Powertrain programs  
  •         Drive transparency into overall program deliverables, with a distinct focus on costing (should cost, target cost, etc.)
  •         Lead program/product development cycles through core team lead for sourcing. 
  •         Work with cross-functional team to identify business needs and get the right info from the supply markets to support customer inquiries, internal R&T project, PPT, and VPI projects.  Establish proper agreements with suppliers to support the business discussions and relationships by partnering with our sourcing teams


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Accelera NPI Technical Purchasing Specialist Senior
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