Senior Category Specialist
Smith & Nephew
El Coyol, Provincia de Alajuela, San José, Costa Rica
hace 1 día

Job Description

  • Understand total spend, pricing structure, commercial terms and trends for raw materials, semi-finished goods and purchased finished goods with particular knowledge of market dynamics and supply chain.
  • Leverage the market knowledge and drivers to improve Smith and Nephew’s ability to source these critical materials and anticipate Smith and Nephew’s position versus industry.
  • Meet or exceed all Operations Cost Reduction Targets on electronic materials.
  • Ability to evaluate and approve suppliers, direct supplier strategy and negotiate complex contracts for procurement of strategic materials that are in alignment with the department goals, initiatives, roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop an understanding of Smith and Nephew’s product lines, market strategy, competition, technology, to establish the link between raw material and product pricing.
  • Understand parts, processes and suppliers and be able to evaluate and support supplier / part strategies and ensure the strategies are implemented into New Product Launches.
  • Ensure adequate supplier capacity, competitive supply cost, drive supplier lead time reduction and improve overall supplier performance.
  • Provide Leadership to Technology in the new product introductions (NPI) with regards to raw materials utilization, new sources and supplier's selection / qualification in the Low Cost Countries that fit with product strategy.
  • Understand costs, cost planning and analysis to support cost reductions, cost negotiations, parts strategy and supplier strategy.
  • Responsible for managing global component obsolescence and associated tools.
  • Responsible for managing relationships internationally, requiring approximately 25% travel.
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