Procurement Affordability Engineer
Employment Type: Full-Time
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The RMS Value Engineering (VE) team is a collaboration between Supply Chain, Engineering & Technology and other functional organizations to identify cost reduction opportunities for RMS programs across all Lines of Business (LOB). The RMS VE team is looking for a Project Lead to support the various LOBs in driving cost reductions to achieve or exceed program and/or LOB affordability goals. The Project Lead will work within or across LOBs [and in some cases with other Business Areas] to identify cost reduction solutions and opportunities and establish business cases to drive data-backed decisions to invest/proceed, or seek alternative solutions to the cost challenges. The Procurement Engineer/Project Lead's duties will include:
-Coordination within Supply Chain, Manufacturing/Sustainment, Design Engineering, the Supply Base and Industry experts to facilitate affordable solutions in support of RMS Accelerating Affordability Transformation (AAT) efforts
-Analysis of technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and financial / cost data to position RMS toward achieving the best lowest cost solution for our upcoming negotiations/captures;
-Development of business cases using VE tools including the Affordability Project Tracker to perform data backed trade-off analysis on cost reduction opportunities
-Facilitation and organization of VE/cost reduction workshops for programs, markets or products;
-Encourage and support design optimization, part or requirement standardization wherever feasible to reduce cost
-Advocate for competitive sourcing via dual, or multi-sourcing of products;
-Collaboration with RMS Supply Chain Better Buying and Data Analytics teams to gather and leverage additional intelligence and insights to support cost reduction activities.
-Travel will be required.
-Individual will also be assigned to other priorities which may arise for the RMS Business Area. Basic Qualifications:
-Engineering degree in engineering/technical discipline
-Supply chain, manufacturing and /or Engineering & Technology functional experience
-proven skills and accomplishments in achieving aggressive saving targets
-Ability to lead project teams and to be an effective team player
-Strong communication and listening skills; ability to establish new relationships
-Sound financial knowledge for creating business cases and to evaluate cost
-Effective presentation and proficient public speaking skills
-Ability to present to senior leaders
-Ability to gather and analyze data from multiple sources and develop concrete solutions or plans
-Ability and willingness to engage with new or unfamiliar parties from across RMS LOBs, Programs and Functions to drive project results
-Strong organizational skills to handle many overlapping projects simultaneously
- Analytically Biased; Leverage the data, tools and
analysis to prove/disprove key hypotheses for
affordability. Be bold and open with your counter
offer to suppliers when the data calls for it. Desired Skills:
-OLDP or ELDP graduate
-Master's in Business and/or Engineering
-Previous leadership assignments/skills
-Familiarity with Accelerating Affordability Transformation processes and tools
-Proven ability to pursue, justify and drive change
-Process improvement / lean experience
-Lean/six sigma certification
-Experience facilitating groups in workshops, SIAs and related events
-Project Management Professional credits or certification
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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