Lean Strategic Sourcing Manager
Company: Aesculap Inc.
Location: Center Valley
Posted on: February 21, 2021
Aesculap Inc.Lean Strategic Sourcing ManagerUS-PA-Center
ValleyJob ID: 2021-17692Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings:
1Category: Supply ChainAesculap Inc.OverviewAesculap, Inc., a B.
Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization
focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare
community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap
provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery
and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of
leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and
services that improve the quality of patients'
lives.ResponsibilitiesPosition Summary: Lean Strategic Sourcing
Manager is responsible for leading the identification of new
suppliers, supplier rationalization, negotiations and supplier
management with company supply base, driving the strategic sourcing
process on a global basis. Lead and support the development,
implementation and management of global strategies to provide each
Strategic Business Area (SBA) with optimal supply assurance,
pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance using Lean
and continuous improvement methodologies. Lead special projects as
needed. If you are a dynamic leader excited about leveraging your
supply chain experience to optimize our current supply chain based
on continuous improvement relationships, we are interested in
hearing from you. Responsibilities: Essential Duties
- Builds and leverages strong working relationships with internal
customers and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, replenishment
time reduction and delivery targets are met.
- Work with internal stakeholders to determine and document
Critical-to-Quality (CTQs) needs for each sourcing effort.
- Lead the effort to find, audit and recommend suppliers that
maximize the CTQs needs of each SBA/product. Leverage Lean and
continuous improvement methodologies moving forward. Work with
internal stakeholders to gain acceptance of recommended suppliers
based on maximizing CTQs.
- Negotiate agreements, terms/conditions and establish Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs) which include initial landed cost,
year on year price reduction targets, first pass yields, on-time
delivery, material replenishment reductions, etc., minimize risk
and warranties in support of those agreements and is the primary
supplier relationship owner.
- On-board new suppliers into SAP and Approved Vendor List (AVL).
Help maintain AVL.
- Working closely with other functional areas (Marketing,
R&D, Legal, etc.) the manager will communicate and implement
Lean/continuous improvement strategies, contracts, and pricing with
an overall focus on continuously improving relationships, minimize
total cost of ownership and maximize results to the KPIs to achieve
maximum advantage for the company and its customers.
- Support new product introduction (NPI) programs as Supply Chain
representative by coordinating all sourcing and supplier
qualification activities on a global basis.
- Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers.
Consolidate spend across suppliers, analyzing purchasing trends,
working with SBA's and developing sourcing alternatives.
- Manage respective supplier relationships and performance,
including but not limited to dispute resolution.
- Benchmarks new processes, approaches and technology that will
continually drive improvements on performance and business
- Research, identify, and analyze current and emerging
procurement trends, develops a deep understanding of market
conditions, proposes global supply chain solutions focusing on
total cost of ownership.
- Recognized as the Center of Knowledge supplier base and shares
this information with key stakeholders to enable more effective
planning, forecasting, and execution.
- Identify new high potential suppliers on global basis.
- Works closely with Finance to ensure proper segregation of
duties with respect to Supply Chain. Creates policies and programs
as needed to ensure compliance with B. Braunand Aesculap
- Ensures compliance with global B. Braun directives regarding
procure to pay processes
- Acts as single point of contact with third party suppliers with
regard to capacity and capabilities also responsible for
communication of any changes in regulations as they affect product
that is purchased. (e.g. FDA, UDI regulation).
- Familiar customs laws for import of products from foreign
- Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated
in Quality Manual.
- Must embody the Company's Vision, Mission and Values
- Other duties may be assignedSecondary or peripheral job
- Manage multiple projects, coordinates activities of Supply
Chain as it relates to supplier management and tracks
- Monitor SAP purchasing application in the Supply Chain and
provide suggested improvements to streamline processes and improve
- Travel to domestic and international suppliers. Coordinates
supplier audits (including Quality audits) and communication as
single point of contact between Aesculap and supply base.
- Develop understanding where our competition sources their
products as well as determining the respective costs.
- Works closely with Operations Center in Hazelwood, MO to
develop and refine business processes that relate to core business
Provide facilitator role in the
application of Purchasing in the Supply
BA/BS in Supply Chain, Supplier
Management, Inventory Control, Procurment, Warehousingor
equivalent, MBA preferred.Certification with Institute of Supply
Management (ISM), American Purchasing Society (APS), or American
Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) preferred CSCP and
CPIM certifications preferred.5 - 7 years in similar role with
progressive company required.Medical device industry experience and
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliance preferred.Knowledge
of FDA & ISO requirements or other recognized International Quality
System standards preferred.Lean/continuous improvement environment
knowledge and experience required.Supplier development and
measurement.Familiarity with product life cycle management.Strong
analytical skills with ability to solve complex problemsExperience
working in Manufacturing and/or R&D Engineering
environmentCommercial experience with supplier selection and
approval; contract negotiations; supplier relationship
managementAbility to clearly present recommendations and ideas and
to summarize complex issuesKnowledge and experience with supplier
N/AWhile performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or
hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or
feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally
required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 30 pounds. B. Braun offers an excellent benefits
package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition
reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety
healthcare products or view a listing of our employment
opportunities, please visit us on the internet at
www.bbraunusa.com. Through its "Sharing Expertise--" initiative, B.
Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of
healthcare products and services.All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national
origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy,
genetic information, or other legally protected status.
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