Responsible for coordination of business development and sales support by customizing planning and product procurement. Also responsible for customizing manufacturing and technical support in addition to initiating efficiency improvement activities. This position may interface directly with customers, sales and all levels of manufacturing and will report to the Business Development Manager.
Main responsibilities, key tasks
Coordinates Business development/Sales Support:
Interfaces with sales and the customer to understand their needs, including customer visits if needed. Brings VOC into the factory.
Coordinates and manages RFQ's, including pricing and lead time.
Updates cost list for customization services.
Provides mid and long-range forecast for the business
Develops a long-term growth strategy for the business, including new markets and customers
Defines Go-To-Market strategy
Plans product procurement:
Builds the relationship with factories for products and components procurement
Builds the relationship with sales/customer support
Participates in the organization and planning of the manufacturing orders
Uses ERP/IT systems (DOH / XA / WASS)
Supports Manufacturing and technical areas:
Understands the basics of the product lines (SuPB, ACBB, ACThBB, DGBB,...)
Understands customization operations and capabilities
Coordinates the required customization personnel
Maintains the cycle time information
Initiates efficiency improvement activities
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent project management skills with certification in at least one project management method (e.g. GPM2, PMI, Prince2, IPMA etc.) is preferred
Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing (DFM, Kanban/Pull Systems, 5S, Single piece flow, Line Balancing, SMED, TPM)
Product knowledge of bearings; preferred but not required
Effective communication and presentation skills, with fluency in English
Strong analytical ability and initiative
Manufacturing experience - comfortable with working in cross-functional teams and actively supporting members of the production team.
Experience of agile project management and development
Business Development Experience preferred, incl. developing/implementing a strategic growth plan and forecasting. Must be comfortable coordinating with field sales on customer needs
Understand the basics of the product lines (SuPB, ACBB, ACThBB, DGBB,...)
Understand customization operations and capabilities
Experience with XA, Paperless MES, DOH, WASS systems is preferred
Education and Experience:
Technical/Engineering degree preferred or 3 years' experience working in a product customization environment
What You'll Love About SKF:
Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!
Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an opportunity for occasional remote work.
Health and Wellness Benefits. SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!
Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).
Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!