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Engineering Project Specialist, NPI in Cupertino, CA or Austin, TX

Industry: Consumer Devices
Contract : Yes
Direct Hire: No
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Cupertino, CA or Austin, TX
Telecommute: Yes
Salary/Wage: 65 To $85 Per Hour
Travel Required: None.
Job Description:

Seeking Engineering Project Specialist, NPI (New product introduction) with experience on hardware and custom instrumentation and fixture procurement and documenting in Agile.
Solid background on business negotiations, hands-on PLM systems experience, creating and structuring BOMs (bill of materials) in Agile and contract manufacturing interactions. Strong analytical capabilities, highly organized and independently motivated, a resourceful individual with the ability to prioritize and excel in a fast paced environment. A successful candidate must be a high-energy tactical execution expert and a team player, with a friendly can-do attitude


Coordinate material and component entries in Agile, BOMs (bill of materials ) readiness, purchase cycle order tracking and ETA’s, solve shipment and custom issues ensuring procurement cycle is completed
Support NPI instrumentation, equipment and fixture purchasing for multiple projects, including budget tracking, forecast and implementation of finance policies
Oversee purchase requests insuring that justifications are cogent and thoroughly vetted, and follow approvals to ensure deadlines
Serve as the key point of contact for requesters, business operations, procurement, finance and others to troubleshoot and resolve purchase order issue
Support invoice preparation for goods receipt and documentation for quarterly audits
Work with accounts payable and finance to resolve invoice and credit processing issues
Support quote request to suppliers including price verification, approval and tracking


Understanding of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems (Agile), and basic BOM components (preferably for hardware products)
Created, revised and managed logistics of parts for builds in Agile, organizing and maintaining the data
Create Purchase Requisitions, maintain invoice tracking and Goods Receipts
Work on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience with overseas vendors, international shipments and custom clearance
Detail oriented accuracy and multitasking abilities
Team player who can work collaboratively to get things done
Independent self-starter who can manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication (written and verbal)
Proficient using (PLM) systems (Agile), MS Excel, Tableau or other DB management systems
Requires BS degree, plus at least 2 years related NPI procurement experience or equivalent
Proficient in PLM systems (Agile), MS Excel, Tableau or other data base platforms
SAP experience a plus

Location: Austin, Texas
Duration: 12+ months

Contact Information:

Abel Lara
408.550.2800 x119