Commodity Manager - Ireland

Real Resourcing
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Manages multi-million dollar commercial relationships between the supply base and AWT (Advanced Wound Therapeutics) division to ensure supply is available for the manufacture of products that support over $1.3b in revenue.
* Supports AWT Manufacturing's 98.5% weekly finished goods in-stock rate through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, MSAs and periodic business reviews with key suppliers.
* Manages and implements strategic sourcing plans for Drapes / Film commodities in support of on-going operations.
* Manages and negotiates contractual relationships to ensure business requirements are met.
* Develops Early Supplier Involvement Programs to drive lower acquisition costs, improve quality and reduce supply chain complexity.
* Coordinates and administers reviews of new supplier contract agreements, assesses the performance of key suppliers and develops supplier improvement plans to support the continued focus on delivering improved value.
* Works with other key stakeholders within AWT (Internal Manufacturing, External Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, Engineering, Regulatory, Franchise Teams, R&D, Compliance and Marketing) in various cross-functional team environments to develop and execute strategic business opportunities and resolve tactical situations in a manner that benefits AWT.
* Manage / support processes/events for the group as needed/assigned e.g. monthly PPV reporting, monthly SBR Schedule reporting, monthly S&OP reporting & participation, quarterly Supplier Matrix reporting, annual standard setting, annual Supplier Day, semi-annual supplier risk assessments, semi-annual Sourcing team off-sites, component obsolescence/end of life management, etc
* Regular reporting on key issues to Senior Leadership, per Project Matrix schedule
* Analyzes data effectively to identify opportunities and drive decisions
* Participates in the Make vs Buy process, as needed.
* Ensures compliance across the supply base as applicable

New Product Development (NPD) Responsibilities:

* Serves as primary liaison between R&D & Franchise Teams and the supply base (new or existing) from quote to qualification and ramp to commercialisation (NPD Phase Gate Process).
* Conducts supplier identification, evaluation and selection activities to support new product/manufacturing needs and ensure qualified sources of supply are selected.
* Leads RFx (Request for Quote/Proposal/Information) process during new raw material/component/sub-assembly selection.
* Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual relationships to support new product needs: Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) and Master Supply Agreements (MSAs).

Supplier Management Responsibilities:

* Manages overall Supply Risk within the assigned commodity.
* Responsible for regular communication with assigned suppliers & sharing of relevant information with key stakeholders (e.g. Supply Chain, Finance, Quality, etc.)
* Develops a fact-based market intelligence matrix on specific commodities.
* Conducts business reviews with key suppliers to drive TCO opportunities and improve supplier performance.

Cost Reduction, Working Capital and Manufacturing Support Responsibilities:

* Works with strategic suppliers to reduce costs, lead times and overall agility within the supply chain.
* Establishes payment terms with suppliers in support of AWT financial policies.
* Supports Supply Chain inventory targets through supplier negotiations.

Required Qualifications:Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related field.

* 5-7 years of experience in purchasing management. Sourcing/supplier/commodity management of multiple suppliers, negotiating contracts and developing alternate/second-source supply base.
* Experience in a continuous improvement & deadline driven environment with a demonstrated track record of achieving significant savings (total cost reductions) on an annual basis.
* Experience in developing supplier relationships including establishing and maintaining contracts.
* Demonstrated negotiation, diplomacy, and a collaborative/integrative style of working to accomplish objectives.
* Has medical device technical knowledge and ability to comprehend complex items related to customer, category and equipment specifications, contract terms and conditions, statements of work, engineering drawings and material specifications.
* Ability to analyse data in order to effectively drive decisions
* Procurement experience in a government-regulated environment.
* Experience with MS Office products: Excel, Word, Power Point and Access
* Travel requirements (international and domestic): between 10% to 20%

Preferred Qualifications

* Masters degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field.
* Six Sigma/Lean certification.
* Professional certification (CPSM, CSCP, CPM, CPIM).
* Experience in medical devices.
* Experience in a deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment.
* Knowledge of Oracle software program or similar database system and Business Objects software program.

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