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Strategic Sourcing Manager NPI

Supply Chain & Logistics
Danielle Francois
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Job Reference: JO-2101-65560_1611341408


NPD Sourcing Manager

This position will support the New Product Development sourcing

The NPD Sourcing Manager will be accountable for managing the instruments and implants source selections in alignment with External Manufacturing Supply Integration, Category, and Sub-Category strategies.


* Lead Request for Quotation/Information/Proposals and assist with CGM based supplier discussions

* Coordinate with Cost Gap Modeling (CGM) group completion of Should Cost Modeling (activity-based costing) for the source product

* Manage supplier relationships of key suppliers supporting New Product Development and ensure alignment with supplier segmentation strategies

* Coordinate and execute supplier contracts, including development agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, and non-disclosure agreements

* Understand external environment and identify the market risks associated with sourced product and recommend strategies to minimize financial and operational risk of suppliers

* Support selection of suppliers with business partners for new product introductions

* Knowledgeable in common project management tools and processes and is able to use these in broad range of business settings

* Coordinate with source finance the management of standard cost and required attributes to ensure pricing accuracy


* A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. MBA/Advanced degree is preferred

* A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in a Sourcing, Operations, or Supply Chain role is required

* A demonstrated working knowledge and experience in a highly regulated manufacturing environment with regulatory, quality, and compliance requirements is required

* Experience in negotiating contract terms with external suppliers is required

* Creative & decisive problem-solving skills, business partner (internal & external), ability to adapt to meet constantly evolving priorities, and sound reasoning skills are required

* A demonstrated ability to work in team environment with focus on internal and external relationship development is required

* Excellent verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information is required

* Strong influencing skills and eye for business is required

* Able to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary is required

* FPX / Project management training and experience is preferred

* APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) or CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification is preferred

* Strongly prefer experience within the Medical Device or Healthcare industry

* Previous experience with Six Sigma/Process Excellence Tools, Training and/or Certification is preferred

* Experience working with financial tools and solid analytical skills are strongly preferred

* US or Ireland locations preferred

* This position may require up to 20% travel

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