Head of NPI Procurement

Experienced Engineering NPD Procurement Category Leader. Head of Procurement managing a team of 3. Manufacturing & Direct Categories of spend.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, technically competent and progressive procurement or strategic sourcing leader to take ownership, lead, develop and evolve a small team within NPD / NPI / R&D procurement. 

You will have a demonstrable track record of engaging with engineering and R&D manufacturing teams (from product design and inception all the way through the manufacturing, delivery and supplier relationship management process) to drive value, optimise cost, create assurity of supply and build a sustainable supply chain model. 

You will be comfortable challenging NPI / NPD / R&D specifications in a collaborative and robust manner to ensure the best possible outcome for the business moving forward. You will balance your decision making between value and cost and you will be equally able to liaise at junior and operating board levels. 

This role will be based in Kansas City, Kansas, USA and you will be operating a hybrid working model (mixture of site based and remote) although the initial term is likely to be more site based. You must already have eligibility and the right to work in US to be considered.