Hayward Industries

  • Sourcing Engineer

    Job Locations US-RI-N. Kingstown
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/1/2018 8:37 AM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of residential and commercial pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions.


    For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to our customers’ needs and makes sure they are implemented during the design and manufacturing process.  The goal is to become the preferred brand of choice with every residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.


    Working at Hayward


    Position Overview:

    Based out of North Kingstown, RI facility, and reporting to the Commodities Manager, this position will develop and execute tactics and strategies to ensure continuity of supply for electronic components. This is a collaborative position that works closely with Design Engineering, Global Operations, Purchasing, Quality Assurance and Hayward’s Global Supply Base to source and ensure component availability and reliability in Hayward’s electronic designs.


    Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with Hayward Electronic Engineers on the selection of electronic components to meet design intent while ensuring supply continuity.
    • Work with Hayward Purchasing, Engineering, and Global Supply Chain to resolve component sourcing issues by using alternate sources and/or components.
    • Work with Hayward Engineering to approve the use of alternate components.
    • Identify, recommend actions, and track key areas of concern to the electronic component supply chain.
    • Working with the Commodities Manager, develop & negotiate supply strategies to ensure supply continuity to Hayward’s Global Electronic Manufacturing base. Strategies could include but are not limited to, Contract Terms, pricing, volume agreements, inventory strategies (consignment, safety stock, bonds, etc.), Partner selection, etc.
    • Leverage supply of materials by consolidating the purchasing of materials to key supplier partners to reduce worldwide number of suppliers and that will optimize cost and service.
    • Participate in the development of 1 to 3 year commodity specific strategies to include, spend analysis, market and gographic considerations, strategic importance, etc, and establish goals and implementation action plans to support divisional and business level vision (e.g. technology, make/buy, supply base consolidation, strategic supplier direction, quality goals, e-commerce, domestic versus international sourcing, supplier owned material competitive intelligence, makret/industry analysis, etc.)



    Excellent mediation/collaboration/persuasion skills.

    • Experience in collaborating with Design Engineering, Manufacturing and Suppliers for New Product Introductions. 
    • Ability to interpret Electrical Schematics.
    • Experience with PLM systems. Experience with MRP systems a plus.
    • Experience with Electronic component selection criteria.
    • Working knowledge of Electronics component industry. 
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel. 
    • Ability to travel ~5% of the time, nationally or internationally as required.


    • BSEE/BSET with minimum of 3 + years of experience.

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