Project Manager, Supply Chain New Product Introduction (NPI)

MKS Instruments, consisting of Vacuum Solutions Division and Corporate Division, is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

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Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity, and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

We are looking for an exceptional Project Manager, Supply Chain New Product Introduction (NPI) who can manage a global set of new product introduction initiatives aligned with strategic category plans and company goals. You will have responsibility for the full supply chain scope of NPI projects.

How you will achieve this:

  • Identify and allocate resources across the supply chain to support critical NPI projects amongst 3 divisions
  • Coordinate and manage NPI sourcing activities (RFQ) with engineering, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, program management, and suppliers to ensure the supply chain is ahead of requirements to meet deadlines
  • Drive new product introduction to align with global supply chain category plans and business unit objectives
  • Collaborate with engineering, cross-functional teams, and other project resources in planning, developing, optimizing, and executing the project sourcing strategy including target costs, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), schedules, and other assigned project deliverables
  • Play a major role in determining target costs with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for products and components utilizing should cost modeling and other target costing methods. Perform cost structure analysis, identify cost drivers and areas for cost improvement
  • Support engineering on NPI supplier and material selection with a standard procurement approach (quality, total cost, delivery time, innovation, avoid single sourcing, promote standardization)

What will you bring to the team, along with your creativity and leadership is:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business; Master's or MBA preferred
  • 8+ years of Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Sourcing or Procurement experience
  • Experience and the aptitude to quickly understand drawings and technical specifications
  • Ability to articulate a comprehensive vision and project plan across functions. CPM certified
  • Knowledge of machined, cast and sheet metal parts, and electromechanical assemblies
  • Flexibility to travel globally 20% of the time

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Salary Range
$70,000.00 - $112,000.00
per Year
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Wilmington, MA, 01887, US