NPI Buyer
at HealthCare Recruiters International

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

Job Description

Brief Description The NPI Buyer is responsible for all aspects of material buying in support of new product introduction across multiple and complex product lines. Owns all aspects of the quote to payment cycle. Works within SAP ERP, leveraging tools to drive improvement of supplier performance, materials and change management. This role will develop new product introduction procedures and processes. A key player on the Procurement team, this role will contribute to the ongoing development and continuous improvement of our products through selection of best suppliers and preeminent material choices. Key responsibilities for first 90 days Improve predictability of supplier execution on shipments from +/- 5 days to +/- 2 days to keep build schedule on track. Manage quotations to improve supplier quote turn-around time from 10 days to 5 days. Integrate a new model for Procurement support of pre-Alpha-released parts Own and lead supplier meetings to accelerate project schedule and improve cost Culminating in establishing yourself as a Subject Matter Expert in NPI Procurement Core Job Responsibilities Review, administer, and monitor purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers to support project teams. Organize and manage multiple projects, while tracking and solve supplier issues, developing counter-measures to implement long-term solutions for identified problems. Coordinate engineering change order activity with suppliers and project teams. Research and implement best practices to identify a core supply base able to offer lowest total cost of ownership, high quality product, with on-time delivery performance. Work with finance and engineering to capture ideas that will yield key COGS reduction activities post market launch. Create, negotiate, and manage commercial agreements, covering cost, quality, and delivery terms, Optimize enterprise tools order to allow successful supply chain transfer at release to product tollgate. Ability to execute high quality, fast decision making under limited formal processes Part of a customer centric model, partners with engineers to optimize supply chain for NPI and Production workflows Communicate schedules immediately to stakeholders and resolve shortages within the shortest timeline available. Collaborate with engineers in various phases of the NPI process to understand their unique expectations of Procurement-supplier interaction Requirements Minimum requirements: BS degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or related field, or equivalent, 5+ years purchasing experience in an engineered manufacturing company, with at least three (3) years experience in New Product Introduction Affinity towards recognizing technical details to optimize material properties and product manufacturability Experience using an SAP ERP, enterprise tools and strong Excel skills. Preferred requirements: Masters degree in Supply Chain management, Business, Engineering, or related field. 5 years experience as an NPI Buyer with a medical device company. Proficiency at using SAP ERP, preferably SAP 1610/HANA. Proficiency using Agile, Strong Data Analytics with expert Excel skills. Certifications: CPSM, CPIM, and/or PMP The ideal NPI Buyer has: A proven track record of effective supplier program management in a fast-paced manufacturing company. A proven ability to consistently achieve inter-departmental, team, and individual goals and objectives. Strong critical thinking skills and ability to navigate in situations with limited process constraints. Excellent verbal, written, and oral presentation communication skills. A collaborative and approachable interpersonal style, with the ability to nurture key relationships and achieve consensus among internal stakeholders Strong meeting organizational skills to result in high accountability and project progress A strong self-starter who thrives in a dynamic environment of a late stage start-up Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of supplier cost savings. The ability to travel approximately 10% to domestic and international suppliers If you are interested in this role, please send a short summary of your accomplishments that are most closely related to the position requirements

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: San Carlos, CA
  • Job Type: Inventory
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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