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Job Title:  Senior Purchasing Manager

Req ID:  29729
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Description: 

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Responsible for the short-term and long-term direction of the Purchasing Department. Analyze and forecast all aspects of the supply chain, including supply and demand for components, raws, and product.  Benchmark competition and gather market intelligence to recommend and lead strategic projects that will lead to delivery, cost and quality improvements.  Regularly update management on the current state of the supply chain and activities to mitigate production disruption and lead cross functional teams to resolve supply chain issues.  Responsible for Purchasing continuous improvement initiatives.  Provide direction/support for purchasing and sourcing activities.  Own Purchasing's metrics and ensure spend is aligned with operational objectives.

Duties

  • Analyze and forecast all aspects of supply chain for components, raws and product.
  • Lead strategic projects that bring exceptional value to the company through key supplier relationships and cost/benefit fianancial analysis.
  • Prepare required reports and provide detailed analysis of spend, inventory, and cost savings.
  • Lead all continuous improvement efforts relative to systems, processes and supply chain management.
  • Manage supply chain risk through buying strategies, supplier agreemtns, 2nd sourcing, or other methods to mitigate risk to the business.
  • Prepare and monitor inventory plan and report out monthly performance.
  • Support fiscal year financial requirements of budget preparation and standard cost roll up.

  • Identify and lead or support 2nd sourcing initiatives.
  • Plan and negotiate contracts with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality, and continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives.
  • Establish improvement objectives for suppliers, analyze their performance, and take the necessary actions to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Manage employee talent and development.  Coordinate performance reviews, recruitment/hiring, technical training, corrective actions, and employee relations.
  • Oversee quoting, negotiating, and supplier relationship management of the Purchasing team.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Materials or Supply Chain Management.
  • 5 years' experience in management of direct reports.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and working knowledge of ERP software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 

Preferred Experience

  • Technical knowledge of components in the assigned commodities to effectively communicate with and support technical departments at STERIS and the suppliers.
  • New Product Development experience.
  • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry.
  • Professional certification (CPM, SPM, CSCP or CPIM) and/or Master's degree.

Skills

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, influence, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Possess strong negotiating skills; ability to reach agreement while avoiding conflicts/disputes while achieving favorable outcome for STERIS.

 

STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  29729
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133


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