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Sourcing Manager, New Product Launch/ Contract Manufacturing

Company: Rust-Oleum Corporation
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

Vernon Hills, IL, United States Sourcing Manager, New Product Launch / Contract Manufacturing Summary: Provide support to our Brand Teams, customers, and internal stakeholders. This is a project management based position responsible for ensuring timely support of New Product Launch (NPL) activities and Contract Manufacturing initiatives. We are seeking an individual who thrives on building effective business relationships, has a customer-driven focus, and strong follow up skills. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Project Management & Sourcing Work with Brand Teams to understand upcoming projects and identify potential sources of supply. Effectively gather project requirements from Brand Team and obtain pricing from qualified sources of supply. Coordinate cross-functionally to facilitate all NPL Sourcing activities. Lead pre-production manufacturing pilot runs and start-up of new product manufacturing as necessary to assure on-time delivery of parts and a high level of supplier performance. Interact with all levels of the organization, including senior level executives. Cost Reduction / Margin Enhancement Lead cost reduction initiatives for assigned brand platforms. Analyze spend and identify margin enhancement opportunities. Evaluate supplier quotations and develop negotiation strategies focused on achieving target margins. Negotiate pricing, terms, and other contractual issues with suppliers. Leverage volume to provide cost-effective solutions while maintaining acceptable inventory levels. Supplier Development / Contract Manufacturing Management Lead negotiations with key suppliers for NPL activities, ensuring the supplier has the appropriate capacity and capability to grow with new products while maintaining appropriate service levels for existing programs. Assist in problem resolution when needed. Execute strategic plans outlined by the Senior Leadership team. Focus on maintaining partnership minded relationships. Writing Request for Quotation (RFQs) to outsourced manufacturers and complete supplier pricing analysis as needed. Assist in creating, building and implementing infrastructure to manage contract manufacturing base. Support with all acquisition and integration activities including building new tools and processes. Support with vendor set ups and vendor consolidations. Assist in developing reporting that clearly, concisely and quickly communicates required reporting for the contract manufacturing supply base. Required Experience Bachelors degree in a business-related discipline 7-10 years of Procurement/ or Supply Chain experience Strong business acumen Experience with project management, expediting and optimizing inventory levels Excellent communication and strong negotiation skills Ability to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment This position requires an individual who is self-directed and detail-oriented with an inquisitive nature and the desire to solve problems A strong work ethic with a positive "can-do" attitude and one who takes pride in the quality of their work Experience managing multiple tasks at one time along with understanding overall direction and goals. Project Management Experience and experience in the management of packaging projects in support of Brand marketing and Operational initiatives. Proven history in providing influential leadership across functions of the organization such as Marketing, Operations, Procurement, and Quality to effectively communicate benefits, challenges, and cost initiatives on materials and projects. Strong financial/math acumen and prior experience with the collection, interpretation, and analysis of NPD data in support of company strategic initiatives Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong team player SAP & Microsoft (specifically Excel) knowledge preferred. Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. LI19 #INDCORPJob Identification: 3264Job Category: Purchasing/ProcurementPosting Date: 2022-06-23Job Schedule: Full timePosting Date: 2022-06-23PI190094228

Keywords: Rust-Oleum Corporation, Arlington Heights , Sourcing Manager, New Product Launch/ Contract Manufacturing, Professions , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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