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Global Procurement & Sourcing Manager: New Product Development
Ref No.: 18-23029
Location: Rochester, New York
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First
Job Category:Engineering
Benefits:401K, Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*1 year contract position with opportunity for permanent placement based upon performance and continued business need*

The company Our client is an in vitro diagnostics company that makes products and diagnostic equipment for blood testing. ​

Key skill highlights:
  1. Electro-mechanical contract manufacturing experience
  2. Cost modeling and negotations
  3. Contract/NDA development
  4. New product engineering team support
  5. Highly prefer those with ISO 13485 knowledge

Job Description:  
Reporting to the Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, the Strategic Sourcing Manager is accountable for developing, managing and executing cost reduction strategies. As the Advanced Sourcing Manager, he / she will support the integration of the Strategic Sourcing function into the Supply Chain, Business Development, and R&D organizations and be a key leader in driving a fully integrated best in class Advance Sourcing program within the Franchise. They will be a leader on the new product development operations & tech transfer teams.  This leader is expected to provide hands-on leadership in all aspects of global sourcing for new product introduction, having overall responsibility for supplier selection driving optimization for cost / quality / service / Innovation/ early supplier involvement and supplier diversity.
 
As the Advanced Sourcing Manager, he / she will drive best practice New Product Development and will leverage:
 
·         Understanding of FDA regulated companies
·         cGMP’s and ISO13485, insure compliance to Policies and Procedures 
·         Lead supplier selection activities for Raw Material and OEM materials
·         Strong Financial Analysis and project management capabilities.
·         Analyze points of leverage through  elements of cost analysis and use in negotiations
·         Experience in negotiating and completing Development and Supply Agreements  
·         Ability to translate complex needs from R&D Engineers into simple but accurate terms so that suppliers/manufacturers can support projects in a timely manner
·         Ability to create Statement of Work for External design services companies with milestones management
·         Ability to analyze Electro-Mechanical components and raw materials sourcing requirements.  Strong probing and listening skills to facilitate working with suppliers and technical functions to discover, screen, and implement new ideas. 
·         Ability to influence the design, quality, and manufacturing in cross-functional project development teams using experience in DFM, DFA and overall manufacturing process knowledge.
·         Expertise in Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Forecasting required. 
·         Developing supplier negotiation strategies that reflect and maximize Ortho’s buying power; focusing on supplier quality/price/performance while minimizing risk exposure.  Serving as lead negotiator for complex, high value transactions.
·         Categories include Electro-mechanical, Software, test and IP/ licensing.
·         Experience with managing business relationship with external contract manufacturers. 

Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in business or technical discipline required. 
·         Advanced degrees including MBA or MS in Engineering or other technical discipline preferred. 
·         Six Sigma green/black belt a plus.
·         Minimum of 10 years in strategic sourcing or Procurement/Category management. 
·         Emphasis on R&D and Product Development and significant experience sourcing electro-mechanical commodities outsourcing (on and off-shore).
·         Expanded skills/experience should include alliance/preferred supplier governance, obsolescence, project management, performance management and improvement.  
  
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
·         Excellent ability to communicate effectively with Officers and Executives, both internally and externally. 
·         Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and setting direction for cross-functional teams. 
·         Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization. 
·         Demonstrated ability to understand the factors affecting the finances and/or operations of suppliers. 
·         Excellent global supplier management skills including ability to foster and leverage professional relationships. 
·         Ability to identify and solve complex contractual, process and operational business challenges. 
·         Demonstrated ability to negotiate licensing and IP related requirements. 
·         Quality and process capability understanding preferred. 
·         10%-20% travel annually – both domestic and international
·         Previous direct people management experience preferred.   

Pay Rate: $48.00 per hour
Drug and background screenings required


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