Advanced Sourcing Engineer

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Watertown, MA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

The Company         

Markem-Imaje is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation and is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and print and apply label systems.

Markem-Imaje provides global reach to over 50,000 customers with 30 subsidiaries, 6 technology centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants with the most comprehensive marking and coding portfolio available in the marketplace.

At Markem-Imaje, Innovation and New Product Development is one the key strategic initiatives to grow the business and the Advanced Sourcing role will play a vital part in delivering winning New Products in the market. The position will have responsibility for providing sourcing leadership for New Product Development in a cross functional team environment, which would include Supply Selection, Cost & Capital Management (TCO), Risk Assessment & Mitigation, Supplier Management throughout the Product Development and On-Going Process Improvements to speed Product Development.


Responsibilities include:
•    Provide overall Sourcing Leadership for New Products that will be designed in-house and manufactured in one of our many global manufacturing plants or strategic partners.
•    Work in a cross functional team environment, working with Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Marketing, Supply Chain, Sourcing Commodity Managers and Global Suppliers.
•    Will share a common goal of developing and introducing New Products, On Quality, On time and On Cost
•    Drive Supply Base Selection by ensuring consensus with Engineering, Manufacturing & Commodity Managers to meet the business needs
•    Assess Supplier’s Capability
•    Develop Sourcing Plan that documents, Early Supplier Involvement, Supply Selection, Risk Mitigation Plans, Capacity Management and Supplier Ramp Up Plans and ensure the plan is executed.
•    Understand Engineering specifications and how they translate into supplier capability requirements.
•    Coordinate design reviews and lead communications with Engineering and Suppliers to assure that components meet design for manufacturability (DFM).
•    Perform deep dive quotation cost analysis to drive Total Cost Ownership principles
•    Responsible for Material Cost tracking and reporting throughout the Program
•    Assist engineering and supplier on component qualification through Supplier Quality Assessment and Part Inspection Reporting
•    Assist transition from Advanced Sourcing planning to sustainable plant procurement planning hand off to Procurement Management Team
•    Support and participate in Design to Cost (DTC) and Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE) projects.


Position Requirements:
•    Bachelor’s degree in technical area, preferably mechanical or electrical engineering. Additional education in supply chain /purchasing management a plus
•    Supply Chain / Sourcing experience
•    Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail
•    Fully self-directed with leadership skills - drives for results
•    Ability to manage multiple projects across diverse commodities, suppliers, and business functions
•    Demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.
•    Experience in implementing sourcing strategy along New Product Introduction or innovation projects.

The Site

Markem-Imaje – Watertown, MA, is an exciting expansion demonstrating our commitment to be the innovation leader in digital printing. This new, state-of-the-art, Global Design Center will be the hub for New Product Introduction of Laser- and DOD-based products. The office is situated close to Boston with easy access by car or public transportation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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