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Advance Sourcing Manager

Req ID:  2039

Working Location: MINNESOTA, BROOKLYN PARK; MASSACHUSETTS, WESTBOROUGH 

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Advance Sourcing Manager (ASM) is a key hands-on leadership role and is responsible for providing all advance sourcing support for the site NPD and PRP projects by engaging early and systematically tapping into our internal and external supply base for their innovation capability to achieve higher Quality and Gross Margins at time of new product launch and delivering robust products from a concentrated and committed supply base and delivering greater value to the business.

Job Duties

* Identify manage and develop supplier partners capable of meeting current and future OSTA business needs.

 

* Develop and maintain a short medium and long term strategy around supplier management and development of all major OSTA material groups to help ensure high quality cost effective parts are supplied to new product development teams and manufacturing facilities.

 

* Working with internal customers develop a supplier segmentation model for each major OSTA material group including identification of Strategic Preferred and Approved suppliers for each material group.

 

* Develop and maintain a competency matrix of key suppliers for each major OSTA material group which is able to drive value in the new product development (NPD) process.

 

* Ensure competitive pricing on all sourced components through extensive market analysis and benchmarking.

 

* Develop and implement mitigation and remediation strategies in coordination with the internal functions.

 

* Working closely with internal teams take responsibility for all supplier contracts – NDA (non-disclosure) commercial quality assurance VMI/consignment logistics agreements etc.

 

* Actively participate in S&OP process for OEM products working closely with the demand planning and marketing teams.

 

* Ensure early supplier identification and selection working closely with Advance Sourcing team during the New Product Development.

 

* Provide input to Supplier Review Boards (SRBs) and define Supplier Performance improvement plan for underperforming suppliers to drive improvements to Purchasing KPIs in alignment with KPIs of the manufacturing facilities.

 

* Lead/support projects resulting from a cost improvement plan (CIP) or a supplier change notification (SCN) in coordination with internal teams while ensuring no impact to production supply.

 

* Manage Approved Supplier List (ASL) and sourcing rules for all the assigned material groups including new supplier setup supplier rationalization material group assignments and supplier category assignments etc.

 

* Work closely with wider Purchasing teams across Olympus in the area of global commodity strategy development to drive commonality in processes and leverage purchasing synergies.

 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

* Bachelor's degree (Supply Chain Management Engineering Finance or equivalent)


* Minimum of 7 years of experience in New Product Development support Vendor negotiations Purchasing and/or Quality functions preferably in medical device or other regulated industry.

 

* Minimum 5 years of experience at management level in medical device or other regulated industry.

 

* Travel up to 20% global travel required.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

* Master's degree preferred. Supply Chain and/or Medical Device quality certifications or training is desired.

 

* CPM (NAPM) certification preferred.

 

* Strong strategic planning and project management/ organizational skills.

 

* Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of stakeholders (e.g. R&D Quality Operations Purchasing Suppliers).

 

* Persuasive presenter and facilitator with the ability to engage and gain support throughout senior management team and with junior team members.

 

* Financial analysis negotiation strategic analysis and research skills required High energy self motivated hands-on and participatory with strong results orientation and ability to quickly establish priorities.

 

*  Ability to condense and present complex information to key personnel in meaningful reports and presentations.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit www.olympus-global.com.

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.

 

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Brooklyn Park || 


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