Category Sourcing Manager - Medical Device Manufacturer


Oceanside, CA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 157 days ago

  by    Suzanne Griffith

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Our client, a Fortune 150 Global Medical Device Supplier is looking for a Category Sourcing Manager to lead all Metals Category Procurement Sourcing in transition to a centralized Global Sourcing Strategy for this $3 billion Division located in Central /Southern CA 

Reporting Directly to Global SC Procurement Manager, with a global team of 5 Category Leaders and 20+ indirect staff, this Manager will be responsible for the purchasing and supply management activities for medical grade and specialty metals.

Spend approx. $20-50M

200-300 suppliers inTier1-3 supply chains

  • Works closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.
  • Nurtures stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner; helping to identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations.
  • Drives reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supply chains
  • Conduct thorough Data Diagnostics of TCO on all category suppliers
  • Leverages extensive market and supplier knowledge to drive lower TCO and leads initiatives to significantly influences functional strategy anticipating internal/external business challenges and drives change
  • Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities; process improvement; and cost efficiency. Provides insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage all Metals Supplier capabilities for the organization.
  • Strong understanding of "One Procurement" centralized category strategies and works on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team.
  • Educates on existing solutions and enables performance and technical tools development
  • Develops supplier KPI's and management. Drives value and savings for categories and manages ongoing supplier relationships.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Supply Chain/Logistics/Eng ideal) MBA preferred.
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM); Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar
  • certification desirable. Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable.
  • 5+ years of Procurement and /or deep Category experience (ideally metals categories) with min 3+ year successful track record within procurement and supply chain management.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Robust people skills that include developing strong relationships and solving problems. with Some experience leading teams.
  • Strong use of spreadsheet programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills. International experience.
  • Some knowledge of markets by regions.
  • experience with Supplier management and global markets by region
  • Ability to develop actionable implementation plans.
  • Knowledge of category technologies and products.
  • Good negotiating skills.