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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a New Product Introduction (NPI) Analyst  to join an automotive business in the Northamptonshire area: 


NPI Analyst


£38,000 - £42,000


Monday - Friday | 0800 - 1700

Under direct leadership, the NPI Analyst plans, monitors, and achieves new product development goals set forth by the Global Supply management team. Supports new product development as it relates to purchasing activities for systems and parts ranging from supplier selection, cost modelling and project management. Tracks and effectively communicates timelines associated with any issues that arise during the new product development process they are managing. Works closely with engineering and other key stakeholders to ease the process of acquiring materials and/or services that ensure on time delivery of new product introduction within the company’s budget in a manner that demonstrates, “Everything is Important.”


  • Develops and executes supply chain project plans for assigned new product development projects

  • Solves complex problems and identifies innovative solutions related to supplier issues and purchased components

  • Manages supplier relationships and performance to achieve program milestones and customer requirements

  • Assesses supplier related risk and proactively manages risk and escalates when necessary

  • Works closely with sourcing/procurement, and NPD project teams to ensure alignment and execution of sourcing activities that support sustainable results.

  • Supports issuing RFI, RFP, RFQ, PO placement and other purchasing activities as needed

  • Ensures compliance to Singer’s procurement rules and regulations

  • Buys goods and services for the company

  • Evaluates price, reliability, quality, technical support and availability of goods and services to ensure lowest total cost of ownership

  • Negotiates pricing with vendors to reduce total material cost

  • Works in a cross-functional team environment as a strong team player and demonstrates ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goals

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Communicate at a high level and manage stakeholder relationships

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong project management and organisational skills

  • Forward-looking, strategic-minded, and action-oriented

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, volatile, and ambiguous environment

  • Work independently, lead projects, multi-task, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance

  • Skilled problem-solver, communicator, influencer, and decision-maker

  • Build rapport, establish partnerships, and leverage network to achieve results through others

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Team oriented with a strong ability to multi-task and to work in a fast-paced environment to multiple deadlines

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently


  • Three plus (3+) years of related experience in new product development or as Buyer, Commodity Specialist or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or other relevant fields or equivalent

  • Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, and math

  • Knowledge of procurement strategies

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • Proficiency with MRP systems (e.g. Oracle, Fishbowl)

  • Experience in automotive or aerospace manufacturing

  • Prior experience in rapid growth environment

Reference ID: 457317


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