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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