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Category Manager Direct Materials Procurement

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Smith & Nephew.

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Description ABOUT US Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in\u00a0more than 100 countriesin their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking a\u00a0pioneering approachto the design of our\u00a0advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems. We have leadership positions in: Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have around\u00a015,000 employeesaround the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are\u00a0traded on the London Stock Exchangeand through\u00a0American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange(LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN) SUMMARY The role holder will be responsible for providing strategic procurement direction to the S&N businesses and key stakeholders to ensure the business and commercial needs are met and aligned to the S&N business objectives. \u00a0 Developing and managing a category strategy portfolio with key financial, risk and supplier measures to provide critical data and outputs to Proc Dir top line strategy. \u00a0 The role holder will be required to liaise internally with key stakeholders including senior stakeholders, NPD\/NPI teams, Finance, other Procurement teams and work closely with external suppliers to build effective supplier relationships. Provide additional guidance to embed procurement best practice across the business. \u00a0 Principal Accountabilities (Major end results the job is expected to achieve) To provide procurement direction to business stakeholders, developing and implementing strategic procurement initiatives to enable the development of a supplier portfolio optimized for the needs of the business and 5 year business plan in the 5 year horizon. \u00a0 To continually develop, implement, refine and communicate the procurement tools to underpin procurement \u2018best practice\u2019 within S&N and align with strategic business plans. \u00a0 Identify Procurement cost reduction opportunities and implement aligned strategic plans to deliver against Cost Saving Targets across the portfolio; planning cost reduction, cost avoidance and value add projects over a 12 \u2013 36 month plan. \u00a0 To provide technical and commercial procurement expertise to all business projects, business areas and key suppliers across a wide range of categories, contract processing and risk profiles. \u00a0 Coach and educate S&N personnel in Procurement best practice and Supplier Selection process to ensure the maintenance of a robust supplier portfolio, challenging non-compliant behavior. \u00a0 Maintain high standards of health and safety in the workplace in accordance with the Company\u2019s Health and Safety Policy. \u00a0 Perform all activities in compliance with relevant GMP and Quality System standards and specifically with FDA Quality System Regulations, 13485, 9002 and EN46000 Job Context\/ Key Challenges A key challenge of the role will be the alignment and management of key groups, stakeholders and suppliers, across multiple business critical projects and initiatives. \u00a0 This role will be the main contributor to the delivery of the challenging Year on Year savings targets and Global business savings initiatives. \u00a0 This role will ensure that resources are aligned to the needs of the business, strategic project milestones and Procurement deliverables. Stakeholder engagement and supplier relationship management will be required for all projects. \u00a0 This role requires the incumbent to liaise with heads of function and to be in frequent contact with department managers to ensure that their business needs and strategies are understood and to work with them to devise and implement sourcing strategies that will support their achievement. \u00a0 A key requirement will be the ongoing responsibility for compiling, updating and maintaining the project and initiative tracker, KPI reports and category strategy. The company has developed a standard of best practice for Procurement activities to ensure supplier risk and relationship management and delivers a robust supplier base capable of meeting the business financial and process goals. \u00a0 Competitiveness, quality and support to business strategies are of paramount importance. Key challenges include: Development of core strategies for all relevant categories with aligned targets and deliverables. \u00a0 Using skills, experience and business expertise to develop innovative resolution to complex and contentious issues. \u00a0 The development and management of discreet procurement strategies and risk management plans to support specific business area or site requirements such as site construction & infrastructure \u00a0 Ensuring the buy-in and alignment of stakeholder to the joint development of a supplier portfolio and procurement improvement plan optimized for the needs of the business in the medium term. \u00a0 Lateral management of all potential opportunities for value adds services or cost benefit to other Procurement areas. Dimensions (Relevant facts and figures relating to job). Estimated addressable spend of $140m (global) excluding Capital. \u00a0 Qualifications Requirements: Knowledge and Experience (Knowledge and experience needed for satisfactory performance of the job) Significant strategic procurement experience within a relevant industry. Extremely well developed influencing and communication skills, both written and oral. \u00a0 Experience operating effectively within a complex global matrix organization. Strong team leadership and teamwork skills for cross-functional activity. Adept at developing and implementing sourcing strategies that will deliver business needs. \u00a0 Excellent analytical skills. Good personal organization. Strongly numerate and computer literate (particularly Excel). Strong commercial and contractual procurement skills.

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The Group has a history dating back 160 years to the family enterprise of Thomas James Smith who opened a small pharmacy in Hull, England in 1856. On his death in 1896, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over the management of the business.A few days after the declaration of World War 1 in 1914, Horatio Nelson Smith (the nephew of the company founder T. J Smith) met with an envoy of the French President in London. The company was awarded a contract to supply £350,000 of surgical and field dressings, to be delivered in five months. By the late 1990s, Smith & Nephew had expanded into being a diverse healthcare conglomerate with operations across the globe, including various medical devices, personal care products and traditional and pioneering woundcare treatments. In 1998, Smith & Nephew announced a major restructuring to focus management attention and investment on three business units — wound management, endoscopy and orthopaedics— which offered high growth and margin opportunities.

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