Senior Procurement Specialist


Mountain View, CA

Industry: Medical Equipment


8 - 10 years

Posted 238 days ago

  by    Zina Brown

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Senior Procurement Specialist

Mountain View, California

The Position

Our client is hiring a seasoned Senior Procurement Specialist. This is a key contributor position, supporting theproduction ramp-up of our paradigm changing MRI-guided radiation therapy system. We are looking for a high energy, exceptionally qualified materials professional, with a proven track record of successes in launching new products into the supply chain, driving aggressive cost reductions, while ensuring reliable, high-quality supply. Initially an individual contributor position, the successful candidate will have some leadership experiencewith expectations of further growth and potential for an expanded leadership role. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Uses MRP and other tools and information to forecast and procure materials necessary to meet the build plan and fulfill assigned materials requirements
  • Assumes role of as the manager of the supplier contract and Supply Agreement, and acts as gatekeeper of the overall supplier relationship within the company
  • Works withengineering & quality teams to procure new products and implement product changes within the supply base
  • Participates in supplier audits helps identify, track and manage supplier quality issues, and supports activities and processes to drive corrective actions
  • Performs cost analysis including optimum purchase quantities, total cost of purchase, and other related analyses
  • Leads or supports pricing negotiations; participates in development of supply agreements and procurement contracts
  • Supports selection and qualification of new suppliers
  • Supports development, negotiations/implementation of major cost reduction initiatives within their assigned supplier base
  • Follows all procurement and quality system related procedures and processes to ensure full compliance with company, regulatory, and legal requirements

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with a technical degree, preferred; MBA highly desirable
  • 7+ years' experience as a purchasing professional with a minimum of 3years of progressive leadership responsibilities
  • The candidate must have a high level of personal integrity, honesty and commitment to embrace established procedures and best practices
  • Strong professional and leadership presence; clear ability to effectively manage the supplier relationship up to the VP/executive level, and with the ability to clearly articulate the company vision and mission and flow-down requirements and expectations for high-quality materials supply
  • Must be able to excel in a team environment and have the ability to coordinate activities among engineering, service, installation, quality, accounting & supplier stakeholders
  • Experience working in medical capital equipment companies, including both large organizations and start-ups
  • Experience in a fast-pace NPI environment and especially withproducts containing a high degree of technical content
  • Working level competence with MRP systems, report writers, PLM systems and other related tools and databases
  • Direct experience and history of successes using continuous improvement tools to achieve operational efficiencies and cost reductions; training/competence in Lean, Six Sigma or other related methodologies highly desired
  • Experience in pricing negotiations, outsourcing activities, and international supply chain development
  • Experienceworking with third-party logistics providers, multiple inventorylocations, and spare parts depots
  • Candidate should possess working level understanding of purchasing and materials requirements within an ISO13485 or FDA regulated environment
  • Requires excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • May be required to travel up to 40%

$120K - $140K