Global Category Specialist

Position Objective

Establish strategic direction for the acquisition of electronic materials and components used in the medical device manufacturing process.

Main Responsibilities

  • Understand the total spend, pricing structure, trading conditions and trends for raw materials, semi-finished products and purchased finished products, with particular knowledge of market and supply chain dynamics.
  • Everage market knowledge and drivers to improve the company's ability to source critical materials.
  • Ability to evaluate and approve suppliers, direct supplier strategy, and negotiate complex contracts for strategic materials procurement.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the company's product lines, market strategy, competition, technology, to establish the link between raw material and product price.
  • Ensure adequate supplier capacity, competitive supply cost, drive reduction in supplier lead times and improve overall supplier performance.
  • Promote the enforcement of supplier efficiency standards and establish parameters to ensure supplier accountability.
  • Lead technology in new product introduction (NPI) regarding raw material, new sourcing, and supplier selection/qualification use in low-cost countries that fit the product strategy.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field.
  • Analytical skills, including cost analysis, financial capacity, and contracts.
  • 3 years of global procurement experience.
  • Technical knowledge in the electronics industry or equivalent, including transportation, foreign trade regulations, manufacturing operations and procurement, as well as a strong manufacturing background
  • English level 85%

Consultant in charge: Mary Anne Webb