Supplier Development Manager
Job Details
EMS - Lewiston - Lewiston, MN
Full-Time - Lewiston, MN

Location:  Lewiston Facility; Hybrid

Shift/Hours: Day Hours

Position Status: Full-Time

The Company: RiverSide Integrated Solutions, Inc. is an advanced Contract Manufacturer providing robust comprehensive solutions in Circuit Board Assembly, Electromechanical & Mechanical Assembly, Kitting, Supply Chain Management, Fulfillment, Distribution, and Reverse Logistics. With a culture of customer focused solutions and continuous improvement, RiverSide Integrated Solutions, Inc. is uniquely positioned to respond to any customer need. As a co-worker, you will be offered a variety of competitive benefits including medical, dental, disability, life, 401K and more. Come join our team to be a part of a great organization!


The Role:  The Supplier Development Manager is a senior leadership role that develops, coordinates and leads supplier development and qualification assuring world class supplier performance levels in quality, delivery, cost and service. It is a highly collaborative role that will require constant coordination and communication with internal and external partners. This position will be responsible for managing and defining supplier development, material compliance, logistics, supplier cost reduction initiatives and delivering actionable insights to the organization and the teams that support it. Additionally, the position assures component quality requirements are met, manages supplier audits, and identifies supply chain risks and establishes gap plans.

This leader will be able to build strong relationships with suppliers and coworkers alike, leading and mentoring the team that will be tasked with supporting our supplier development goals and thrive in a team orientated environment where the focus isn’t only short-term gains, but long-term success for our coworkers, customers and suppliers.


You will spend your time:

  • Understanding the strategies, demands, and requirements of the business and work to develop supplier management strategies that are consistent with short and long term strategic plans.
  • Managing, developing and mentoring a team within the department and effectively leading the team in attaining stated department goals while focusing on professional growth and development of the department.
  • Overseeing supplier quality, warranty, quality improvement and corrective action programs.
  • Collaborating with the internal global procurement team, constantly seeking and identifying opportunities for additional supply chain value creation.
  • Overseeing the strategy and management of company inbound and outbound freight costs, freight accounts, freight contracts, import/export regulations and conformance, and the way in which those matters impact company resources.       
  • Creating new or progressing current supplier development programs including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives.
  • Continually monitoring supplier performance and supporting them in achieving performance targets.
  • Analyzing purchase price variance reports to assure that component costs are sourced within acceptable and expected parameters.
  • Analyzing industry trends to proactively identify supply chain issues to protect continuity of supply, lower costs, minimize risk and utilize emerging technologies.
  • Developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with suppliers, both current and new, negotiating and implementing supplier agreements when beneficial.
  • Auditing or assisting in audits of suppliers on an as needed basis.
  • Overseeing supplier conformance and collection of information relating to various material initiatives; PPAP, FAIR, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, Proposition 65, etc.
  • Meeting regularly with staff in other departments and locations to assure that corporate level processes and systems are aligned as much as possible.
  • Actively participating in management meetings.
  • Other projects as assigned.

We are excited about you if you have:

  • Minimum of four years supply chain or similar management experience.
  • Must be able to see the big picture and how sourcing decisions affect the company from a quality, cost, financial, and customer satisfaction standpoint.
  • Self-motivated to operate independently and to impact others around you.
  • Fiscal knowledge, particularly with cost analysis and cost control.
  • The ability to make independent judgments with regards to vendor selection and evaluation of supplier quotes based upon multiple factors and the relation of those to the business.
  • Demonstrated professional ethics, tact and courtesy in dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong communication skills; both written and oral.
  • Experience with MRP software is desired.



  • Travel will be required for supplier visits.
  • Infrequent travel for training and/or other business needs will also be required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent bending, twisting, reaching, kneeling
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds


Work Environment:

  • Office setting