Procurement Engineer Home Systems
Job TitleProcurement Engineer Home Systems
Procurement Link in Development Center, executes cost down and (larger or multiple) new
product introduction projects
Competency profile Procurement Engineers 8
Drive concept savings in new product development in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality,
SCM and development;
Represents procurement in a development center and ensures early supplier involvement;
Leads or participates in DfX conventions;
Provides should-cost assessments for newly proposed products;
Ensure that Procurement is represented in new Product Introduction projects
Drives request for quotation process based on the Forward Procurement List;
Drives the Supplier Selection Process together with the Commodity Teams;
Ensures that the Development Center Procurement Engineering related risks (cost, quality,
availability) are controlled and mitigated;
Supports the Supplier Quality Manager in new supplier component release process as part of the
Advanced Quality Plan (AQP), including compliance and sustainability aspects;
Aligns needs with competitive landscape and technology roadmaps
Provides input for make or buy analysis;
Supports the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up);
Provides input to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on
Orders tools and samples related to new product development;
Execute and support phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction;
The Procurement Engineer may act as Supplier Account Manager assigned by, and under the
delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team.
Lead the implementation of the cost reduction strategy focused on the product life cycle, from
new product design to products released for production, by tapping into cost down
opportunities for the assigned product(s) or supplier(s)
Identify strategic cost reduction opportunities in the product portfolio and during the new
product design process delivering a significant contribution to design decision making and
Support the negotiation teams with conceptual and fact-based information and opportunities to
drive significant structural cost reduction improvement.
Drive the deployment of early supplier involvement through design-in or cost-reduction
Competency profile Procurement Engineers 9
Develop and deploy common approaches to target costing and tracking for the assigned
Owner for delivering the BOM related cost elements for assigned major commodity, as required
improving total cost of ownership for the cost roadmaps for key products.
Lead the development of an effective set of cost models to track "target cost" status for assigned
product/category, support deployment of cost awareness to design engineers.
Analyze and anticipate cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts, translate into implications
for the business.
Identify and act on cost implications of changes based on raw material changes, other supply
market changes and internally driven changes that may impact assigned product/category.
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