Manages procurement of direct materials to support business requirements: includes purchase order management, sourcing, contract negotiations, spend analysis, inventory management, and supplier performance management.
Leverages enterprise tools and systems to drive continuous improvement techniques identify and complete key procurement initiatives, and enhance the performance of the purchasing function.
Core Job Responsibilities
Reviews, administers, and manages purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support production and/or sales requirements within the business.
Reviews, interprets, and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and/or supplier relationships.
Supports alignment of production supplier requirements and sourcing strategies with those of product development (NPI) for designated suppliers/commodities to ensure uninterrupted material availability, alignment of risk, and cost goals with vision for the business.
Owns performance management and improvement efforts for designated suppliers, including leading regular supplier business reviews.
Utilizes lean sourcing principles (kanban, consignment and other similar material pull methods) to achieve 100% material availability and optimize on-hand inventory.
Embraces continuous improvement techniques to drive toward attainment of key purchasing metrics (supplier on-time delivery, quality, risk management, inventory velocity, and cost reduction opportunities).
Leverages problem solving skills and develops counter-measures to implement long-term solutions to identified problems.
Coordinates engineering change order activity with suppliers and other functional groups.
Mentor colleagues within the supply chain organization.
Leverages best practice supplier selection techniques to identify a core supply base able to offer lowest total cost of ownership, high quality product, and on-time delivery performance.
Supports assigned commodity team by identifying and driving closure of risk mitigation and cost reduction opportunities, understanding commodity trends across the market, mentoring teammates, and supporting commodity projects as assigned.
Supports construction of annual cost reduction plan to achieve corporate initiative plan for designed suppliers/parts.
Leads creation, negotiation, and management of commercial agreements – covering cost, quality, and delivery terms.
Leads ERP rollout for procurement module in SAP
BS degree or equivalent and 8+ years of purchasing experience in a regulated industry manufacturing environment (medical device preferred).
Master’s degree preferred
Certifications: CPSM, CPIM, and/or PMP is a plus.
Significant computer experience including MS Office products and ERP systems, preferably SAP and Agile. Strong Excel skills.
Proven track record of effective project management in a fast-paced manufacturing company.
Thorough knowledge of and experience working with kanban systems and other lean principles.
Working knowledge of buying, material planning, master scheduling, and forecasting.
Demonstrates concern for precision and thoroughness.
Proven ability to consistently achieve stretch goals and objectives.
Ability to provide positive direction by encouraging peers to have a commitment to high standards of quality and performance.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong negotiation skills and experience with proven track record of savings.
~5% travel to both domestic and international suppliers.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc. is a technology company based in Silicon Valley. CEO Dr. Fred Moll pioneered the field of surgical robotics by founding Intuitive Surgical and has served as a preeminent thought leader in the two decades since. At Auris, he has attracted key innovators to guide the technology and market development of the company’s next generation platform.