• Supplier Development Manager - Detroit, MI

    Posted: 10/28/2021

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    Job Description
    As a Supplier Development Manager, you'll work with a variety of suppliers and internal business partners to gain an understanding of processes and capabilities.
    Why Join Us?

    Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It's the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of Herman Miller Group means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We create places where people love to be, places that reflect who they are, places that truly matter to people. And our success allows Herman Miller Group to support causes that align with our values, so we can help create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

    Inside the Job

    Your day-to-day work will involve:

    • Managing key metrics of assigned suppliers around quality, reliability, and cost
    • Identifying, developing, and implementing supplier and product value stream improvement initiatives
    • Managing relationships with peers at assigned suppliers and internal business partners
    • Developing, negotiating, and implementing contracts
    • Understanding and interpreting cost breakdowns of suppliers
    • Achieving agreement with the supplier on current cost elements based on facts observable on the shop floor
    • Using the philosophy and tools of Lean manufacturing
    • Solving small to medium, "on-the-floor" problems using the Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA) process
    • Demonstrating use of technical tools such as change-over reduction, standard work and material and information flow to highlight problems
    What You Bring

    Needed skills and experience for this role include:
    • A Bachelors' degree in Business, Supply Management, Materials Management, Finance, Engineering, or Operations Management, or related, equivalent experience
    • Three to six years of experience in a professional procurement role with exposure to a variety of manufacturing processes and commodities, or related experience in an operational leadership role
    • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) preferred
    • Working knowledge of all aspects of business operations, including finance, accounting, legal, materials management, engineering, quality, manufacturing, etc.
    • Ability to use critical thinking to make decisions/ trade-offs
    • Ability to do cost analysis and understand cost AND MORE...

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Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC)

 PO Box 54, Clawson, MI 48017

 248. 430.5855

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