NPD Buyer Sr

Rexnord Corporation • Sanford, NC 27332

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

The Company

Rexnord is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Founded in 1891, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit

Our Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services highly engineered mechanical components that help customers increase productivity and prevent downtime. Rexnord aerospace products can be found throughout aircraft from the engine to the landing gear. Our Water Management platform offers water solutions that help protect human health and the environment.

The company is operated in a disciplined way with the Rexnord Business System (RBS), a process-based framework for world-class operating performance and continuous improvement. RBS enables speed, scalability and consistency to drive superior customer satisfaction and financial results. By deploying our RBS methodology, Rexnord continues to solidify and grow long-standing, globally competitive businesses, while systematically integrating acquisitions and finding new ways to grow.

Doing the right thing has been part of our core values for more than a century. So have volunteerism and philanthropy, and our Rexnord Foundation formalized this commitment more than 60 years ago. We make our communities better with individual and organizational volunteering, matching gifts, grants, scholarships and corporate donations.

Business Unit

Zurn Engineered Water Solutions is a recognized leader in commercial, municipal, and industrial markets. Zurn manufactures the largest breadth of engineered water solutions in the industry, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products. Zurn delivers total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications that enhance any building's environment.

Brief Description

The New Product Development Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for a "cradle to grave" handling of materials that they are responsible for with a focus on new products. This includes acting as the integral resource from procurement for all new product development initiatives. This individual will work closely with all functional groups to leverage Zurn's supply base to drive the successful development of new products from inception through initial production and integration into the supply chain. They will also ensure that materials are available to meet internal and external customer requirements while working within the constraints of the business, and while constantly driving to improve the supply chain working capital metrics and corporate profitability.

Key Accountabilities

* Responsible for coordinating supplier selection to support new product development initiatives.

* Facilitate the communications and relationship between the suppliers and key NPD functions to assure the speed and success of the procurement deliverables supporting new product launches.

* Ensure operational metrics are being maintained and not adversely effected by NPD activity.

* Accountable for overall inventory position of 'assigned' items and affiliated company goals (availability) for those items.

* Accountable for determining and executing, in concert with departmental and company goals, dispositioning actions of E&O material.

* Work directly with Strategic Sourcing to establish strategic suppliers for all major commodities, both LCR and domestic, who can deliver near-optimal QDC and allow us to meet working capital goals (may mean intermediate source to smooth out the inventory peaks and valleys)

* Assist in negotiations of contracts with strategic suppliers

* Negotiate better pricing from incumbent suppliers

* Move all logical parts to Kanban (CEK)

* Expedite any parts that are needed ASAP,

* Become the designated Point of Contact between the suppliers and factory

* Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine sources of trouble and take corrective action

* Input and maintenance of special tasks within the BU systems

* Communicate with and work closely with other departments

* Develop annual objectives in concert with departmental and company goals.

Job Requirements

* Bachelor's degree in related field required and 5 years of experience. Additional degrees (MBA or Master's in technical field) are beneficial

* Project Management experience with the ability to management multiple projects with little or no supervision

* Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate with all levels of a corporation

* Strong understanding of the various lean principles. Green belt or black belt certification beneficial

* Strong negotiation skills

* A strategic focus on what is important to the Company and his/her role in accomplishing this task

* Strong analytical skills

* Strong computer skills with strong working knowledge of MS Office applications

* High degree of creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness in the pursuit of cost improvements

* Experience sourcing metal commodities a plus.

Capabilities and Success Factors

* Good communication skills and ability to work cross functionally in a team environment

* Strong analytical skills

* Strong computer skills with strong working knowledge of MS Office applications

* High degree of creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness in the pursuit of successful NPD launches

* Experience sourcing metal commodities a plus


* Competitive Salary

* Matching 401(k) contribution

* Discretionary Personal Retirement Account

Exceptional Benefits

* Medical Insurance

* Dental Insurance

* Vision Insurance

* Short-Term Disability Insurance

* Long-Term Disability Insurance

* Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

* Life Insurance

* Health Savings Account

* Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

* Educational Reimbursement

* Matching Gift Program

* Paid Vacation

* Paid Holidays

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled


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