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Manager of Product Development Purchasing
Harley-Davidson | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Job Description

Auto req ID: 5607BR
Title: Manager of Product Development Purchasing
Job Function: Materials Management
State and City: Wisconsin, Wauwatosa
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Shift: Shift 1

Job Summary
Since 1903, our bold and unique purpose has been fulfilling dreams of personal freedom for our customers - and we live our purpose every day. It's more than just a business to us. Our passion for our products and loyalty to our millions of riders and fans worldwide inspire us to deliver premium motorcycles, parts and accessories, apparel, and unmistakable and unmatched experiences.

Based at our Product Development Center in Wauwatosa, WI, the Product Development Purchasing Manager will lead a team to ensure timely and effective supplier process development for new components and sub-systems in support of OE new product development. This position will be responsible for the transition of materials and suppliers from pre-development into the execution phase of product development. This includes coaching internal and external stakeholders on utilizing Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools and techniques in support of new product development

The Product Development Purchasing Manager will work cross-functionally with engineering and our suppliers through the early stages of the product development process and into product launch. This role will provide support to all stakeholders throughout the supply chain to ensure program Quality, Cost, and Timing targets are met while addressing process or quality issues through driving quick resolution to ensure successful launch. This position will provide leadership to guide, encourage, and support the development of others. They will track and communicate overall performance of product development purchasing and new model supplier performance. They will also oversee supplier manufacturing feasibility analysis and manufacturing process development.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree Required

Experience Required
We are looking for someone with..

8+ years of broad experience in the following areas including 1 year of operations or product development:

• Knowledge in the production and procurement of components and systems

• Contribution to new product launches including experience in product and process development techniques, cost management tools, and supply chain management

• Leading successful continuous improvement projects while demonstrating effective project management skills

• Knowledge of operations techniques including statistical operator control (SOC), just in time (JIT) manufacturing, bench-marking, and quality and continuous improvement tools

• Ability to direct external support staff and outside agencies and to influence through indirect authority

• Strong knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software

• Demonstrated knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools and techniques in support of new product development

• Experience in an automotive or motorcycle manufacturing environment is preferred

• Motorcycle riding experience or knowledge in the area of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories is preferred

Supplemental Information
We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.

Direct Reports: Yes
Travel Required: 0-10%

About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc.operates in two segments: the Motorcycles & Related Products segment and the Financial Services segment. The Motorcycles & Related Products (Motorcycles) segment includes the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Motor Company) and the group of companies doing business as Buell Motorcycle Company (Buell). The Motorcycles segment designs, manufactures and sells at wholesale primarily heavyweight (engine displacement of 651+cc) touring, custom and performance motorcycles, as well as a line of motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise and related services. The Financial Services (Financial Services) segment includes the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). HDFS provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance and insurance-related programs to Harley-Davidson and Buell dealers. In August 2008, the Company announced the completion of its purchase of MV Agusta Group.

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