New Product Introduction Manager

Date:  Jun 1, 2024
Location: 

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid
Company Name:  PRADCO Outdoor Brands

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Moultrie Mobile (www.moultriemobile.com) is a rapidly scaling software and cellular camera platform used by hunters, property owners, jobsite managers, and others for real-time remote monitoring. We take pride in developing deep user understanding, obsess about the details, and go the extra mile to show our users we love them. Moultrie is first and foremost customer driven – hardware, software, marketing, and customer success teams collaborate to deliver a quality user experience. Moultrie Mobile is a division of PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO has been in business since 1894, and we offer the stability and benefits of a firmly established corporation while operating as a growth-focused team with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.

We are guided by the following principles: We put the customer first.; We are curious and seek to learn.; We take ownership.; We are grounded.; We win as a team.; We are builders working with relentless energy, urgency, passion, and drive.; We innovate, experiment, and take risks.

 

We are looking for an experienced New Product Introduction Manager to oversee the sourcing and procurement of materials and services essential for the development of our new products. The NPI Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, ensuring project readiness and managing supplier relationships to ensure the availability of high-quality materials at optimal costs. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in procurement, supply chain management, and operations, with a proven track record of driving cost savings and operational efficiency.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an accurate Costed Bill of Materials for all development product SKUs
  • Work with our manufacturing partners during the Development Phase to ensure material supply for all trial builds as well as mass production launch.
  • Develop and implement commodity sourcing strategies to meet operational needs and cost targets for new products
  • Communicate with stakeholders and management to ensure timelines and milestones are met. Escalating or reprioritizing when necessary.
  • Recommend second source and cost reductions during the development phase
  • Develop Long-term Road maps for key components
  • Develop estimates for future projects which are in planning phase using input from Product, Marketing, and Device teams.
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on cost, quality, and reliability
  • Negotiate contracts and terms with suppliers to ensure favorable pricing and terms
  • Monitor market trends and supplier performance to identify risks and opportunities
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand and meet their sourcing needs

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, economics, or a similar field.
  • Minimum four years' experience in supply chain, commodity management or project management
  • Experience with launching new products
  • Knowledge of financial markets and dynamics that influence electronic product prices.
  • Experience working with consumer commodities (electronics, mechanical components, tooling, etc.)
  • Solid risk management skills. Identifying risks and establishing mitigation plans.
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with vendors and suppliers.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work well with others from various departments.
  • Interest and personal experience with outdoor sporting activities a plus.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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