• Anywhere

Initial 12-month contract with view to long term. HYBRID.

Role Overview

Reporting directly to the Senior Sourcing Manager – New Product Introduction. The successful candidate will drive sourcing activities and delivery of results to meet & exceed the procurement objectives in alignment with R&D project activities. The key responsibilities are focused on sourcing of new components and devices with a focus on Quality & Risk Management, Cost, Supplier Service & Reliability. The successful candidate will be accountable for Supplier Engagement & Management during the New Product Introduction process.

Responsibilities will include       

  • Lead sourcing processes such as Request for Quotation in support of new product introductions.
  • Identify new potential supplier partners in alignment with R&D objectives while ensuring a focus on Quality & Risk management, Cost, Supplier Service & Reliability.
  • Partner with category management and direct material Business Engagement Leads to ensure alignment and meet procurement goals across Quality, Service and Cost.
  • Be an excellent business partner to several functions across the business, in particular R&D, supplier quality, manufacturing, and planning teams both internally and in our Third-Party Manufacturers.
  • Ensure strong business processes are in place to manage new supplier relationships & to positively contribute to the efficiency of end-to-end Supply Chain.
  • Develop the Sourcing Strategic direction for assigned categories of spend related to new product introductions and work with fellow team members to ensure alignment and execution to that strategic direction.
  • Partner with Supplier Quality to ensure alignment on supplier management and escalation processes.
  • Upgrade supplier skills (transparent cost management, lean practices, emerging technologies, etc.)
  • Analyse overall system capabilities and develop and execute improvements in support of the end to end supply chain, to achieve lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Manage a small team of Associates to support sourcing objectives and contribute to their continuous development.

Experience and Key Competencies

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a procurement role managing Strategic Sourcing activities.
  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate in a matrix environment.
  • Proven track record in project management.
  • Excellent negotiating skills, cost modelling and other cost management tools preferred
  • Proven track record in change management.
  • Senior management participation and leadership: setting direction, influencing, goal alignment, lead & influence others in a matrix organization.

GLP’s / Personal Attributes

  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Creative & decisive problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to influence/collaborate to get to desired result
  • Change leadership expertise
  • Customer focus (internal & external)
  • Adaptable to meet rapidly changing priorities
  • Exercise a high degree of business judgment and sound reasoning

Education

  • Level 8 BS Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Operations Management or related field.
  • MBA or master’s preferred.
  • CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) a bonus.

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