R&D Sourcing Specialist

Nextern White Bear Lake , MN 55110

Posted 1 week ago

Nextern is hiring for the role of R&D Sourcing Specialist. This roles comes with competitive pay and a full benefits package (details below)

The R&D Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for selecting and working with a group of suppliers in support of new product development. Suppliers will include domestic and international locations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with product development teams to identify new suppliers and procure components for development activities.
  • Identifies potential delays in delivery schedule and works to resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Logistics planning and coordination for material shipments and receipts.
  • Creates and updates production costs and timelines.
  • Generates requests for quote and production orders for development clients.
  • Sets up new parts in ERP system.
  • Reports schedule status and project progress to internal project teams.
  • Works with engineering to ensure specifications are current and accurate.
  • Works with project manager or project coordinator to transition projects to manufacturing.
  • Ability to read and understand Drawings and Specifications
  • Working Knowledge of Manufacturing Methods
  • Understanding of ISO 9001/13485 Standards

Working at Nextern is a better kind of work. We look for people who can exercise their personal superpowers while living our company principles. At Nextern, we are all responsible for making a meaningful impact on day to day patient quality of life. Our unique energy is unmistakable as we have fun, care about one another, and build a place we can all grow & produce great work. Come join Nextern, where we are in it TOGETHER!

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree (BA) from a four-year college; or 7 years minimum experience and/pr training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in production coordination or production planning, preferably in a cradle-to-grave manufacturing operations environment. (Contract manufacturing experience as a buyer or planner is beneficial.)
  • Experience in international logistics planning and scheduling.
  • Proven history of successfully supporting production with firm project schedules and requirements.
  • Experience in an ISO or process-driven manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Experience with design and off-shore sourcing is desirable.
  • A strong understanding of mechanical and electrical products is a plus.
  • Excellent analytic problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment while juggling multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Strong work ethic and professional commitment.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:
  • Must be capable of learning custom computer system applications such as ATR and In-View

Benefits

  • Nextern offers excellent benefits to fuel you in building a fulfilling life & career:
    • Employer subsidized health insurance for employees
    • Employer paid dental insurance
    • Employer HSA contribution
    • 401k plan with a company match
    • 9 paid holidays (including your birthday!) + vacation, personal and sick days
    • Gym membership subsidy
    • Employee Long Term Disability, AD&D, and Life Insurance
    • Modern facilities with lots of natural light, and occasionally, tacos, because these things are important to productivity!
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