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Industry Partnership Manager / Process Manufacturing Waltham, MA

From: Beverly A. K.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3:31 PM
Our client is a software company building products that serve the product manufacturing industry. Their software platform enables manufacturing companies to understand, manage, and reduce their product costs. Their software gives customers an ability to precisely and predictively estimate what their products will cost before going to production, i.e. during the design and development process. 

Job Description:
*	The responsibilities of the Manager are:
1.	Build a network of manufacturing and supplier partners from whom our client company can draw manufacturing process expertise and data from.
2.	Find manufacturing information data sources for manufacturing labor and overhead rates, material rates, machine tool information for different locales and different manufacturing industries.

The software development team will then leverage this expertise and data in new functionality being added to the software. This network would include companies in client's customer base as well as third party companies who are manufacturing suppliers, manufacturing machine tool providers, and others.

Responsibilities:
*	Conduct research to find suitable potential partners to work with
*	Evaluate and qualify potential partner's expertise and willingness to partner with client
*	Build relationships with partners to leverage their expertise and/or publish their data through client products
*	Create and manage commercial partnership agreements with different partners
*	Maintaining long term relationships with these partners as needed for future releases of client software
*	Research information data sources for manufacturing labor and overhead rates, material rates, machine tool information for different locales and different manufacturing industries
*	Survey manufacturing companies and suppliers as a way to generate manufacturing information and data
*	Collect product information from client customers, machine data from machine tooling suppliers, material data from raw material suppliers, representative part and tooling quote data from manufacturing suppliers

Experience and Background:
*	BS (or ideally MS) in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering 
*	Product Management experience
*	3-5 years' experience in manufacturing or cost engineering/cost estimation with knowledge of a variety of commodities
*	Ability to establish and manage trusted relationships with senior business leaders at partners or suppliers 
*	Knowledge of different manufacturing processes and comfort learning new ones
*	Experience with CAD systems (Pro/ENGINEER, UGS NX, Teamcenter, Solid Edge, Solid Edge Insight, CATIA, Solidworks, AutoCAD Inventor, etc.) a plus
*	Experience with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, SSA Global, etc.) a plus
*	Experience with Sourcing and Procurement systems (SAP, Oracle, Ariba, Emptoris, etc.) a plus

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