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Procurement Manager

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Waltham, United States

- Need to have a desire to work for a small company <200ee
- Must have experience in both purchasing and inventory management

About Our Client
This is a medical device business that has an electro/mechanical focus to his products. They proudly manufacture in the US and distribute both domestically and abroad. The firm also has a healthy mix of B2B and retail CPG sales.

Job Description
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Implementing performance targets in order to ensure excellent procurement performance
- This position is responsible for coordinating with the business modeling and sourcing functions that will analyze future production needs and capabilities and will alert Senior Management to short-term and long-term supplier capacity issues.
- Cost escalation will occur if these limitations are not identified in advance so capital expansion plans can be approved and implemented with the suppliers.
- Must understand commercial strategies for the Business Unit/Region to direct procurement efforts in support of cost savings, risk strategies and new product launches
- Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include but not limited to tracking cost savings, supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial (AP) performance, and material shortage elimination.
- Manage all activities that develop relationships with suppliers. Working with suppliers and develop programs to maintain an ideal relationship
- Evaluate team capability and organization structure and make necessary change to align with business needs, drive performance and establish best-practice processes.
- Manage procurement teams and mentor the group's purchasing professionals.
- Ensure performance improvement and recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported on as required for supply base management and improvement.
- Work with operations teams to help manage material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time customer deliveries while keeping inventory holdings at the appropriate levels.
- Provides support to R&D, strategic procurement team and Operations teams where required to meet target costs and establish new product cost models and establish a JIT culture.

The Successful Applicant
Procurement Manager should have the following:

5+ years progressive experience in Purchasing & Sourcing, with at least 2-4 recent years within the medical or electronics manufacturing environment preferred

Bachelor's degree in Purchasing, Production/Operations Management, Business Administration or equivalent business experience

Experience with JIT Inventory

NAPM (A.P.P. C.P.M.) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification, a plus

Strong computer skills, ideally with experience using Windows-based PC programs

Working knowledge and understanding of MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment

Ability to coordinate between multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and problem solving skills

Self-starter and high-energy

Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines

What's on Offer
Leadership Development Exposure to the C-Level of the business and work with them directly on a daily basis.


More Info / Apply
(external link to recruiter web page)

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