5 - 7 years
Posted 61 days ago
The job is to provide Global Category leadership for Secondary Packaging, combined with managing global vendors located in the Americas. Work closely with stakeholders to develop, agree, and implement strategies relating to the procurement of goods and services to meet CooperVision needs globally. The two key functions are -
Supplier Relationship Management for “global” suppliers located in the Americas. There are several key suppliers who supply CooperVision sites globally with key materials, including polymers, specialty chemicals, and packaging. The role is to build and develop the relationship with these vendors, including contracts, performance management, reporting and the provision of forecasts. It will also include the identification of new suppliers, and acting as the commercial lead for vendor and material qualification
Category leadership for secondary packaging (cartons, leaflets, labels) across CooperVision operations sites globally. Work with stakeholders to develop and maintain sourcing strategies for this category to ensure best value (service, cost, quality) and resilience. Lead global tendering processes; work with sites to monitor supplier performance, mentor and support.
Other responsibilities include providing professional procurement support to the business and the identification and delivery of savings and value adding opportunities.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supplier Relationship Lead for key identified US based vendors, which includes polymers, specialty chemicals, and packaging
Build and develop relationships with key vendors, understanding their organizations and supply chains to ensure continuity of supply at best value to CooperVision. Encourage innovation within a controlled, regulated framework
Negotiate commercial agreements in line with business strategy, and working with site and legal teams. Seek opportunities to leverage spend, including the development of long term supply agreements as appropriate.
Monitor supply performance (balanced score-card), and hold regular performance reviews. Lead improvement actions as appropriate
Identify, qualify and develop new vendors, for existing and new materials as directed
Work with sites to obtain and develop materials forecasts; monitor performance and co-ordinate issue resolution and improvement
Provide guidance for the setting of standard costs and general industry knowledge
Provide Category Management Leadership for the category of Secondary Packaging and/or others as directed.
Combine an understanding CooperVision spend, current and future demand, with market knowledge and stakeholder inputs to develop, agree & implement sourcing strategy for the category to provide best value, cost and resilience.
Document, agree and communicate category strategy to CV leadership and stakeholders
Lead the selection, introduction and qualification of new global suppliers, including leadership of the RFQ, and vendor selection process
Undertake periodic spend reviews to identify and deliver savings / value adding opportunities
Monitor industry trends and drivers to ensure that category objectives are achieved, and to ensure that CV is aware of alternative and developing technologies, particularly in respect of digital printing and opportunities to address requirements for low volume / high mix packaging
Lead procurement processes for global contracts (tendering, bid evaluation and review, negotiations, contracts)
Provide a range of information and reports to Senior Management
Contribute to the Global Sourcing team
Work with project teams as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to engage and influence at Director Level and above.
Strong and confident personality, ability to act as the category lead across a global business and supply base
Demonstrated ability to develop strategic supplier relationships
Understanding of commercial law, and ability to develop and construct a range of supplier contracts
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, competent in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Operated within a fast-moving results orientated Business
Well organized, methodical and detailed conscious, with a high level of personal integrity & professionalism
Mostly within an office environment, and as part of a small team in diverse geographic locations
Extensive use of computers and telephones
Requirement for frequent travel. International travel 3-4 times per year; national travel monthly
Qualification in higher education or a professional qualification
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement, some of which should be in a senior position in medical device or other regulated industry
Negotiator with a sound knowledge of negotiation techniques and practices, and has previously led contracts with a value in excess of $10M
Experience of working within defined quality systems such as ISO9001 or ISO13485
Membership of a relevant professional body