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Sourcing Specialist
Ref No.: 18-14359
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Title: Sourcing Project Specialist
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 12 Months (Possible Extension)

Position Summary: This is a 12 month contract position intended to provide project management support to execute workload transition decisions including: product transfers to best cost country providers, high level/top level product outsourcing, low cost region sourcing initiatives and make to buy strategies.
This position is responsible for collaborating with company leadership and functional managers, including product line leaders, to identify opportunities, define project plans and coordinate the necessary activities to execute and deliver expected benefits.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide project leadership necessary to ensure effective execution of the identified initiatives outlined by BU, Divisional or functional leadership
• Participate in product portfolio rationalization pre-work activities to include: data mining and analysis, inventory where-used assessment and disposition strategies
• Assemble and present request for quote (RFQ) packages to perspective sub-contract suppliers, be the point of contact for suppliers with any questions
• Prepare, complete and present to leadership Total Cost of Ownership models
• Support production in the execution of any last-time builds or inventory re-purposing
• Manage the first article build and qualification process with suppliers and internal functions
• Maintain ERP system
• Work with supplier and technical group in identifying needed work instructions, or other training materials needed for product transfer execution
• Plan production ramp-up or transition, then work with assigned buyer in execution of plan
• Explore with suppliers opportunities for vendor owned or consignment inventory fulfillment strategies and work with supplier and buyer to implement
• Work with the BMH Global Supply Chain team in executing global fulfillment initiatives for each product transferred
• Track project execution and report results to BU and Divisional leadership
• Other projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
• Bachelors Degree required (Business Management or Engineering); MBA preferred
• Ability to travel international up to 10% Position Specific Criteria: (Bullet the skills, competencies and position requirements that are specific to this role that an employee must have to be successful in the position.)
• 5+ years leading teams, managing people and complex projects
• 5+ years experience in Operations and Supply Chain leadership roles
• Project Management Training and experience
• Strategic sourcing experience in a manufacturing environment
• Product transfer/outsourcing experience with global contract manufacturers
• Supply chain and production planning experience
• Thorough knowledge of key commodities, manufacturing strategies, regional dynamics and current supply chain strategies
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong initiative and bias for action
• Strong analytical skills required
• Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams in a matrix organization