·Ensure efficient supply of raw and semi finished materials to meet customer and business needs in the fast-paced, rapidly growing medical device industry.
·Develop SAP system processes to understand demand, manage purchase orders and understand supplier constraints.
·Sustain and improve relationships with suppliers to develop supply programs to maximize value at both ends of the supply chain. Develop and implement process that will ensure effective use of SNP and MRP to enable supplier scorecards, effectively manage PPV and right-size inventory.
·Work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to maximize the value add from the purchasing team.
·Think creatively, get out of the box and solve problems.
-Places and manages purchase orders based on demand from MRP and business decision related to stocking levels and risk buys.
-Develops inventory strategies to meet business goals.
-Manages customer scorecards, corrective actions and process improvements related to cost, quality, delivery, flexibility and availability.
-Works with R&D and Commodity Management to ensure technology roadmaps and supply base capabilities are aligned with future needs.
-Negotiates contracts, supply agreements, and other supply continuity agreements.
-Manages and leads projects and process improvements across functions and organizations.
-Develops analysis and reports to aid in understanding areas to target for improvement.
-Owns and contributes to metrics such as: Safety, Supplier Quality, Service Levels, Working Capital (DPO, Inv), Cost (PPV, Freight).
-Understands MRP, particularly SAP, and continuously works to improve how we utilize the systems in the purchasing function.