Summary of Position
Manage and monitor the purchase of raw materials and services required for the manufacturer of finished goods. Negotiate pricing and terms for all purchase orders and contracts.
Manage and monitor supplier performance and quality control activities. Manage raw material inventory dollars.
Support all corporate purchasing initiatives and act as liaison between the CMS facility and the Corporate Sourcing Organization.
Responsible to develop the production build plan taking into consideration the demand requirement and resources (machines, people and materials).
Responsible for scheduling, coordinating and expediting the production flow of assigned product lines. Responsible to maintain the communication between corporate planning and the factory in regards to production plan, recovery plan, changes on capacity, changes on demand and any inventory strategy.
Develop and maintain the capacity statement.
Responsible to work together with the engineering group to remove factory constraint through the implementation of improvement project that will increase the capacity.
Responsible for leading the Gameplan process, where build plan is defined for the short and midterm horizon.
Develop daily, weekly and monthly goal for the different product platform taking into consideration the factory resources and constraint.
Responsible to develop scenario planning to evaluate different alternatives to support demand changes.
Perform material requirement analysis to avoid supply disruption.
Manage and monitor the purchase of all raw materials and services required to support production schedules. Negotiate pricing and terms for the purchase of all raw materials.
Negotiate purchase orders details to meet quantity, delivery and cost targets; work order creation, issue, and close out.
Establish optimum buying patterns and implement lean manufacturing concepts, such as Vendor Managed Inventories, Kanban systems and Just in Time deliveries.
Monitor and report the performance of all approved suppliers with regard to on-time deliveries and product quality in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Determine risk level per each supplier and identify strategies to minimize that risk.
Administer all communication between CMS Costa Rica facility and all suppliers, including the generation and distribution of all purchase orders and giving maintenance to the vendor information stored in the ERP system.
Manage and review the MRP runs in the ERP system, making sure to maintain the correct parameters that will enable correct MRP messages.
Administer procedures for the purchasing department, ensuring that the purchasing procedures and activities are compliant with FDA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory standards.
Facilitate the auditing of all suppliers with the QA Department to ensure that they are compliant with CMS procedures.
Establish annually the purchasing standards for all raw materials.
Provide periodic updates to PPV forecasts and activities.
Support new product introduction process.
Work with the corporate Planning group and R&D in order to develop and implement the startup strategy for new products.
The strategy will take into consideration factory resources, capacity and inventory strategy.
Provides support and participates in cross functional projects
Support process improvements within purchasing, planning, or other areas of the business.
Bachelor in Engineering, Business or International Trade or relevant work experience.
Minimum 5 years’ experience on purchasing and / or Planning and production control, preferably in medical device manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of MRP systems a must.
Advanced English language technical writing and verbal communication.
APICS and / or CPM certification
Experience with custom fabricated components and new product development activities are desirable.
Computer Skills Computer Based Purchasing Systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Outlook.
Skilled in the area of supply chain management including production control, negotiation, sourcing strategy development, risk analysis, capacity analysis, inventory management.
Basic understanding on Project Management Methodology from PMI.
Skilled negotiator with working knowledge of contract terms and conditions.
Action Oriented, Business Acumen, Comfort Around Higher Management, Command Skills, Composure, Conflict Management, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Developing Direct Reports & Others, Directing Others, Ethics &Values, Functional / Technical Skills, Integrity & Trust, Interpersonal Savvy, Managerial Courage, Managing & Measuring Work, Motivating Others, Organizing, Perseverance, Planning, Priority Setting, Strategic Agility.