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Product Development Purchasing Analyst Full-time

at Harley-Davidson in Wisconsin (Published at 21-02-2019)

Auto req ID: 1275
Title: Product Development Purchasing Analyst
Job Function: Materials and Procurement
Location: PDC
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Shift: SHIFT1

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can?t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra ? You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a Product Development Purchasing Analyst.

Job Summary

The role is responsible for managing supplier parts/systems for a new model project and ensuring the purchasing milestones within the Product Development Methodology are being met.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and oversee project critical timelines, monitoring and accomplishing the goals of multiple projects in a timely fashion, and providing input into the development & execution of new product business cases.
  • Track and communicate all purchasing and supplier related metrics for the projects assigned.
  • Develop effective supplier strategies for achieving fair outcomes to cost and contract terms.
  • Ensure readiness for new model build events and start of production by evaluating and mitigating supplier risks.
  • Review and approve Production Part Approval Process submissions (PPAPs) and coach others on APQP including the evaluation of process flows, control plans, and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEAs).

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications

  • Bachelor?s degree in Engineering, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or equivalent is preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated performance in technical competencies of procurement and engineering.
  • The ideal candidate has experience in the following:
    • Experience in motor, motor controls, and electronic components is preferred.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in the production or procurement of components and systems, preferably within an automotive or motorcycle manufacturing environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in implementing strategic purchasing relationships with suppliers.
    • Knowledge of concurrent product and process development techniques and supply chain management, preferably through contribution to new product launches.


At Harley-Davidson it is not just about the degree you have or what you know. You must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything you do:

  • Be accountable
  • Model Integrity
  • Value Individuality and Diversity
  • Inspire Teamwork
  • Encourage Creativity

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Direct Reports: No
Travel Required: 10 - 25%
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country)

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