Role Overview :
This role leads a cross functional team to drive cost improvement projects to meet the company’s strategic imperative of a 5% compounded savings goal annually.
Manage the cross-functional team (SQE, ME, QEs) to develop a pipeline and execute productivity projects. Manage capital investment projects as applicable.
This position will report to the Director of Engineering.
68% of CoP is raw materials : reduce costs through insourcing components, vendor process reductions, or concurrent engineering
Back end business systems human dependent, as the site grows, these inefficiencies are multiplied : reduce through digitization efforts
Responsibilities : (Please specify % amount against each responsibility)
Identify a pipeline of continuous improvement projects equal to 10% of CoGS, conduct Business Case Analysis, and provide a prioritized list of recommendations to ensure the right priorities are being set.
Effective resource deployment. (15%)
Formulate annual budget via identifying resources needs to drive projects, capital investments, and investment return. (10%)
Develop and lead Technical Reviews on projects to ensure changes do not produce unintentional adverse effects. (10%)
Work with VSTs and business process owners to implement improvements quickly and with the least amount of interruption to production and supply chain capacity. (10%)
Understand SAP functions : 1. inventory levels (raw materials and finished goods) and 2. Product costs to gain necessary data to set priorities, perform business case analysis, analyse potential backorders.
Work with Materials to manage vendor inventory transitions (5%)
Work with Supplier Quality to implement vendor technical cost reduction solutions. Update part drawings and part specifications as needed to clarify information being communicated to vendors to prevent future raw material issues. (10%)
Develop URS for capital investments, work with Global Sourcing to generate appropriate legal contracts. (5%)
Comply with the implementation of standards and occupational health programs established by the company, through compliance with those recommendations to perform the work safely and also advise the company on improvements to prevent incidents or illnesses that could actually damage the integrity of workers and / or the facilities and assets of the company. (10%)
Retain and develop people talent in order to optimize work force skills.(5%)
Responsible for ensuring that direct reports follow all GMP’s and SOP’s as defined by Smith+Nephew policies, practices and procedures to ensure FDA, ISO and other Medical Device regulatory requirements are met.(10%)
Responsible for safeguarding all documents, confidential information, equipment, tools, raw materials, products or other assets directly related to their field of work, in order to avoid incidents that affect the productivity and distribution of our products that may cause economic impact for the company or a breach with our customers, suppliers, shareholders and / or other key audiences. (10%)