DuPont Contract Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert in Wilmington, Delaware

Contract Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert (Job Number: 200022W-01)


The DuPont Specialty Company Center of Excellence (COE) is seeking a Global Contract Manufacturing (CM) Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the COE Contract Management team and help the various DuPont Specialty Company businesses with their contract manufacturing processes and activities. In this role, the successful candidate will work closely with the business contract manufacturing teams to standardize processes, leverage learning's, provide guidance and lead improvement efforts. A strong network with Sourcing, EHS teams, the Business CM teams and Business leadership will be needed to support these activities. The Global CM SME will also maintain CM COE SharePoint site containing the training materials, standard documents and other reference materials needed to support the CM teams.


  • The Global Contract Manufacturing (CM) Subject Matter Expert (SME) will help businesses with the following activities:

  • Manage activities of the contracted assets that support capacity and supply for managed product lines.

  • Manage or coordinate resources including budgets, contracts and key supporting personnel.

  • Integrate contracted assets, key data and systems into supply chain processes and sales and operations planning in support of business strategies.

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts for CM areas of responsibility and accountability.

  • Provide guidance and support to initiate, implement, monitor/maintain and close contracts.

  • Maintain the CM COE SharePoint site containing the training materials, standard documents and other reference materials needed to support the CM business teams.

  • Conduct training as needed across all Spec Co businesses to insure standard implementation of the CM process.

  • Prepare, lead and/or coordinate monthly CM network meetings, Webinars, and training across all regions and businesses to support the Spec Co businesses.

  • Serve as focal point for troubleshooting/guidance around CM activities.

  • Work with business CM leaders to drive continuous improvement on CM managing processes including tools and materials.

  • Train and participate in CM assessments/audits as needed to support the businesses.

  • Collaborate closely with Contract Administration COE and EHS COE.

  • Communicates the industry direction and adjustments required within DuPont to remain competitive in the changing environment.

  • Develop and monitor appropriate metrics with the business CM leaders. Track the CM implementation progress by business and communicate the evaluated data to the DuPont Leadership.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related discipline degree

  • 7-10 Year years of experience in manufacturing, commercial and/or supply chain organization.

  • Previous experience working with Contract Manufacturers is preferred

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred

  • Strong communication skills with strong leadership skills and the ability to manage by influence

  • Strong ability to lead through and champion change

  • Broad flexibility and aptitude to work in a team, across multiple functions and regions

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Analysis and judgment capability; recognize issues, secure relevant information, assess severity, and develop course of action

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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