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Senior Advanced Sourcing Manager

Req ID:  5454



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. 
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Job Description

The Advanced Sourcing Manager (ASM) is a key hands-on leadership role and is responsible for providing all advanced sourcing support for the site NPD 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. The Advanced Sourcing Manager is responsible for directly managing and leading local R&D buyers as well as collaborating with the Category Managers to develop, maintain and execute Sourcing Strategy to support local projects, focusing on Product Quality, Cost, Reliability, Flexibility, Risk and Project Schedule. In addition to providing a management oversight, the ASM will be an active member of the local project teams throughout all stages of the project, working closely with project stakeholders and leading the selection, evaluation and qualification of suppliers of materials and selected services for all assigned projects.

Job Duties

* Lead, mentor, train and develop the R&D buyers through clear objectives including goal setting, performance management and reviews, and driving Key Performance Indicators.


* Improve team performance with team cohesiveness, leading, influencing, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure efficiency, boost morale and drive success.


* Focuses on customer satisfaction by demonstrated Teamwork and empowerment, solving problems through a consultative approach, operating with honesty and integrity and providing a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service.


* Assess and improve upon suppliers’ quality and ensure conformance to OSTA’s standards on process controls and process validation through the new product development process.


* Working with the New Product Development Purchasing team, ensure early supplier engagement in the areas of material selection and specification development and facilitating technical and commercial communication between suppliers and project team to improve quality, time to market, and cost.


* Serve as the Supplier Capability subject matter expert (SME) partnering with Category Management to provide supply market insights, linking supplier capabilities to business needs and works with suppliers and engineering to determine technology design approaches which deliver best cost and quality advantages.


* Perform cost analysis to drive lowest total cost of acquisition, lead efforts to reduce cost through Design to Value, competitive bidding, cost analysis and negotiating terms and conditions.


* Provide guidance to R&D Product Design in terms of supplier and component selection to ensure an optimized time to market, reduced supply risks upfront, and that product quality and compliance gets built into the new product design upfront.


* Responsible for creating Statement of Work to support the RFQ, benchmarking and negotiations, develop and manage an accurate costed BoM and communicate variances during development process.


* Ensure seamless transition of sourcing assignments at new product launches to Category Managers, production buyers and planners.


* Collaborate internally across several NPD project teams and externally with key strategic suppliers to become a Purchasing SME for the new products upon launch and support any future value engineering projects to improve quality, cost and manufacturability for such products.


* Ensures compliance with all regulatory and compliance activities within prescribed area to include, but not limited to: Federal Drug Administration, Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO standards, safety and OSHA regulations, affirmative action guidelines and equal employment practices.


* Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements



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


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing and driving purchasing strategy and change management. 


* Up to 20% global travel required.




* Supply Chain and/or Medical Device quality certifications or training is desired.


* Proven experience developing, negotiating, and implementing commercial contracts to include supply and quality agreements.


* Experience working in an international, cross-functional, highly matrixed and multiple stake-holder environment is preferred.


* Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and all functional areas.


* Strong results orientation and ability to quickly establish priorities.


* Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a matrixed organization.


* Good technical understanding of manufacturing, products and processes.


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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 requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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


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) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Westborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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