Position Description Coordinates sourcing and purchasing efforts in order for divisional objectives to be achieved. Works closely with team to identify and implement the sourcing strategy within sourcing and purchasing teams. Works closely with new product development team. Job Responsibilities Establishes new supplier relationships that meet production purchasing and sourcing strategies Maintains the early supplier involvement process Processes request for quote (RFQ), analyzes cost model, provides cost comparison and recommendations Builds a service-oriented process with suppliers and customers Develops a procurement strategy for new product development projects and procures 1st article and prototype components Shortens product introduction cycle through managed involvement of selected suppliers Drives product development timelines to ensure calendar deliverables and dates are met Ensures the demand planning for products meet volume forecasts Maintains purchasing policy and procedure compliance Performs other duties as assigned Job Skills Requirements Understanding of key product development processes within a large manufacturing organization Ability to effectively work with all levels of management High level understanding of low and high volume, continuous process manufacturing? Technical knowledge of products and components Ability to effectively prioritize and multitask Thorough understanding of and ability to facilitate the logistics pipeline Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Understanding of Project Management techniques and systems Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location Education Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Experience Requirements Minimum of three years of experience in product engineering, sourcing, procurement or supply chain Project management experience preferred Physical & Environmental Requirements Domestic and/or International travel as required up to 30% Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the worldu2019s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North Americau2019s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Strattonu00ae, Simplicityu00ae, Snapperu00ae, Snapper Prou00aeu00a0Ferrisu00ae, PowerBossu00ae, Allmandu2122, Billy Goatu00ae, Murrayu00ae, Brancou00aeu00a0and Victau00aeu00a0brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.