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New Product Development Project Manager

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Plans, monitors, and achieves new product development goals set forth by the supply chain management team. Supports new product development as it relates to purchasing activities for systems and parts ranging from supplier selection, cost modeling and project management. Tracks and effectively communicates timelines associated with any issues that arise during the new product development process they are managing.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develops and executes supply chain project plans for new product development projects  

  2. Solves complex problems and identifies innovative solutions related to supplier issues and purchased components 

  3. Assesses supplier related risk and proactively manages risk and escalates when necessary

  4.  Works closely with sourcing, procurement and NPD project teams to ensure alignment and execution of sourcing activities that support sustainable results

  5.  Negotiates with suppliers and internal stakeholders to impact positive outcomes

  6. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Proven track record in new product development purchasing techniques of early supplier integration, competitive quoting, cost reduction, risk management, sourcing decisions, capacity planning, critical supplier identification, negotiating commercial agreements, should costing/target costing

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to successfully interact with and motivate a diverse group of people

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to drive and deliver results

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Highly collaborative and able to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in new product development or supply chain

Physical & Environmental Requirements


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