Sourcing Sr Engineer II in Warsaw, IN

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Zimmer Biomet Holdings   •  

Warsaw, IN 46580

Industry: Healthcare

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5 - 7 years

Posted 62 days ago

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The Sourcing Sr Engineer II is responsible for identifying cost reduction opportunities and represents Sourcing for New Product Development (NPD) projects. This will be achieved by working collaboratively with suppliers and internal cross-functional teams including Sourcing, Process Engineering, Development, Quality, Regulatory, and Finance. Mentor Sourcing Engineers and other technical resources within the department as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


Review NPD & Legacy parts to identify cost drivers (Value Engineering)Identify cost and quality improvement opportunities involving technical issues (e.g., engineering design /specification changes; manufacturing capability). Implement improvement projects to impact our bottom line; lead cross-functional teams as required for implementation.

Work with outside suppliers to understand cost drivers based on their manufacturing processes and capabilities (Design For Manufacturing – DFM). Solicit cost reduction ideas from supplier. Implement supplier cost reduction ideas. Review supplier quotes on Engineering requested design/process changes. Identify opportunities for Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) and Design For Manufacturability (DFM

Serve as mentor for sourcing team members and participates in NPD projects. Attends core team meetings, participate in design reviews and risk analysis, order and track prototypes, deliver launch parts to meet or exceed project timeline.

Implements global commodity and supplier strategies to achieve challenging year-over-year cost reduction results through supplier collaboration and competition. Works closely with all functions, particularly with product development, marketing, supply chain and other key internal customers. Provides assistance in connection with project plans, implementation strategies, and executes plans. Gathers market data and performs sophisticated analyses of market dynamics. Investigate supplier's financial condition, technical competence, facilities, and production techniques to ensure adequate supply sources.

Implements ongoing negotiation strategies and managing against short- and long-term market forces which affects the department. Negotiate agreements to support total business requirements rather than focusing only on lowest-price options. Establishes standard costs.

Expected Areas of Competence

•Advanced knowledge of manufacturing processes, especially machining, forging, casting, and special processes.

•Ability to analyze and evaluate quotations submitted by potential suppliers to assure that the quality, quantity, delivery terms, and costs are acceptable.

•Ability to prepare concise spreadsheets and present financial information in graphical form to support procurement decision making; prepare sourcing plans and communicate technical purchasing concepts to key customers. Hands-on manufacturing or quality engineering experience

•Familiarity with ISO quality requirements (ISO 9000 and/or 13485)

•Ability to mentor or supervise other technical resources

•Strong mechanical aptitude

•Value engineering / should-cost analysis experience

•Strong cross-functional teaming and collaboration skills

•Lean Six Sigma knowledge or certification

Valid Through: 2019-9-13