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Manufacturing Partner Business Manager

Apply Job ID 3050850 Primary Location Spring, Texas, United States of America Date posted 09/13/2019

A Partner Business Manager is responsible for finding the best manufacturing partner to make our products at an optimal cost. This role works very closely with R&D and Marketing to understand product strategy, specifications and determine cost targets. 

This is a high visibility position that is responsible for part of our commercial desktop portfolio and therefore requires significant interaction and negotiation with our partners in Asia.

Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise for priority or new assignments with strategic implications across organization, such as leading or participating in cross- functional teams.
  • Focuses on development activities and introducing new processes, program solutions and methods.
  • Leads the development of program and/or process solutions to meet business objectives and deliver continuous improvements.
  • Monitors and analyzes owned programs, process solutions, key metrics and process- oriented tasks and situations; focuses on improving current areas with significant independent judgment.
  • Works across cross-functional teams to develop solutions as well as maintain and enhance current business processes, focusing on particular segments.
  • Provides independent, strategic development and analytic and strategic support to drive organizational goals.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to lower-level contributors.
  • Develops and executes strategic plans and initiatives across HP businesses and/or geographies.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
  • Typically 6-10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.
  • Global procurement experience strongly preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mastery in English; Mandarin a plus.
  • Excellent understanding of procurement processes.
  • Excellent analytical and technical aptitude.
  • Strong business application skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of corporate compliance.
  • Excellent project management skills and leadership.

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