Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager

Job Summary:  
Management responsibility for all purchasing and shipping of a broad variety Class II product mix in a high growth, award winning electro-mechanical Medical Device’s company. Key member of the Management team with strategic responsibility for the future direction and capacity of the sourcing models in a fast paced results oriented Company.


• Leading negotiations and implementation of contracts and service level agreements with suppliers and contract manufacturers on a global scale. 
• Management of supplier improvement, and consolidation initiatives as well as identification of new vendors.
• Management of all suppliers to ensure that purchased components and sub-assemblies are received at the required service, cost and quality levels
• Ensuring with key stakeholders, that sufficient capacity is available and validated to meet growing customer volumes
• Management of all supplier located inventory with timely and accurate reporting
• Liaising with commercial to agree current and future volume needs inclusive of establishing forecast and accuracy requirements
• Overall management of all freight (both inbound/outbound) inclusive of customs and excise obligations
• Management of component supply with due regard to end of life and qualification of alternatives
• Implementing and managing appropriate measures & strategies for supply chain risk minimization, enterprise risk management and disaster recovery
• Driving enterprise value through the Purchasing and Supply chain function
• Maintaining compliance with import/customs duties, and regulatory declarations
• Ensuring awareness and compliance with ISO, FDA and E, H&S requirements
• Strategic planning & thinking to ensure that future capacity and delivery requirements can be met
• Being prepared to present and represent documentation in compliance audits
• Reporting on Business Unit performance to management on a minimum of a monthly basis on the key areas of responsibility
• Driving and delivering on set KPI targets with key focus on continuous improvement to help streamline processes
• Contribute cross functionally and strategically as a key member of the Management team
• Performing other tasks as required by Head of Function.


• Minimum of Primary degree in a relevant field within purchasing, supply chain, operations or materials management required.  
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably in a Medical Devices/Pharma environment.


Specific Requirements:
• Outstanding people management and interpersonal skills who can leverage abilities of all subordinates and colleagues with persuasive and firmness when required
• Contract/vendor management and problem resolution skills, to manage all aspects of purchasing including resolution of shortages 
• Excellent knowledge of supply chain, purchasing, logistics, and operations
• Strong purchasing & negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Thrives in a team based environment who places a high degree of focus on accountability for Safety, Quality/GMP, supplier service, inventory levels/accuracy, cost and efficiency
• PC literate with outstanding knowledge of implementation and maintenance of ERP systems 
• High degree of attention to detail
• Data analysis and numeric skills with the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data.
• Energetic self-starter with positive ‘can do attitude’ with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
• Competent in devising & presenting operational and strategic business plans with follow on timely implementation, utilising strong Project Management skills
• Strong strategic leadership skills that can add value to the wider management team.
• High level of proficiency in M/s office key packages.


Environmental Conditions:
• Typical office environment. 
• Some travel will be required with role. (Up to 25%)


Closing date for applications is Friday, 28th September, 2018.