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Supplier Value Engineer

Key Responsibilities
Leading the execution of multiple, fast paced projects of various sizes that facilitate sourcing strategies.
Performing detailed cost analysis of material and manufacturing processes to ensure that high quality products are delivered at lowest cost from targeted suppliers.
Partnering with key business stakeholders to ensure that all business needs are met and improved through sourcing projects.
Leveraging industry & internal experts as needed to ensure product requirements are fully defined to enhance quality through transfer projects.
Conducts market & industrial research to understand trends.
Recommends and influences development of sourcing strategies.
Identify new suppliers and technologies, analyzes the market and maintains a strategic suppliers and technology portfolio.
Lead or support supply base consolidation/product transfer projects.
Drive continual cost reduction initiatives and process enhancement at the suppliers.
Achieve the agreed procurement product target cost and realization timeline, translate product target into purchasing component targets, set up and lead the action plan.
Perform as technical liaison between R&D or cross functional team and suppliers in new production introduction process to ensure the achievement of gate targets through supplier selection.
Drive strategic supplier collaboration by involving suppliers in the concept phase of the new production introduction process
Facilitate or conduct Kaizen supplier workshops by defining cost reduction targets and establishing cost-sharing rules with suppliers.
Engage process owners in a review of active projects and capture of new project ideas
Maintain a project queue to be used for work prioritization, resource planning, and training
Facilitate brainstorms and other idea-generating activities as needed for improvement ideas
Drive and track cost savings and margin/throughput projects for the site and capture in a common database (currently Power Steering)
Performs other duties as needed and assigned.
Experience and Education
B.S. degree in Engineering or other technical field is preferred. 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is desired.
Functional and Technical Skills
Must be a self-starter that can work with minimal supervision and demonstrate team spirit and enthusiasm.
Trained or pursuing certification of 6Sigma LEAN yellow, green, or black belt.
Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and other basic computer applications is required. It is preferred that the incumbent possess knowledge in data analysis and statistics.
Works well in a team environment, balance multiple projects, and be able to make effective presentations.
Understanding of manufacturing processes and associated equipment (i.e., CNC machines, vacuum chambers, ovens, autoclaves, etc.)
Capable of working with a multi-disciplined team to drive progress.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
This position requires the use of, or access to, information subject to the
International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Accordingly, only U.S. Citizens, Green Card holders and political asylees or refugees are eligible to apply.
PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf



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