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Senior Procurement Specialist

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Senior Procurement SpecialistMountain View, CaliforniaThe PositionOur client is hiring a seasoned Senior Procurement Specialist. This is a key contributor position, supporting the production ramp-up of our paradigm changing MRI-guided radiation therapy system. We are looking for a high energy, exceptionally qualified materials professional, with a proven track record of successes in launching new products into the supply chain, driving aggressive cost reductions, while ensuring reliable, high-quality supply. Initially an individual contributor position, the successful candidate will have some leadership experience with expectations of further growth and potential for an expanded leadership role. Additional responsibilities include:

Uses (Manufacturing resource planning) MRP and other tools and information to forecast and procure materials necessary to meet the build plan and fulfill assigned materials requirements
Assumes role of as the manager of the supplier contract and Supply Agreement, and acts as gatekeeper of the overall supplier relationship within the company
Works with engineering & quality teams to procure new products and implement product changes within the supply base
Participates in supplier audits helps identify, track and manage supplier quality issues, and supports activities and processes to drive corrective actions
Performs cost analysis including optimum purchase quantities, total cost of purchase, and other related analyses
Leads or supports pricing negotiations; participates in development of supply agreements and procurement contracts
Supports selection and qualification of new suppliers
Supports development, negotiations/implementation of major cost reduction initiatives within their assigned supplier base
Follows all procurement and quality system related procedures and processes to ensure full compliance with company, regulatory, and legal requirements

Job Requirements
Education, Experience, Skills

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with a technical degree, preferred; MBA highly desirable
7 years' experience as a purchasing professional with a minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership responsibilities
The candidate must have a high level of personal integrity, honesty and commitment to embrace established procedures and best practices
Strong professional and leadership presence; clear ability to effectively manage the supplier relationship up to the VP/executive level, and with the ability to clearly articulate the company vision and mission and flow-down requirements and expectations for high-quality materials supply
Must be able to excel in a team environment and have the ability to coordinate activities among engineering, service, installation, quality, accounting & supplier stakeholders
Experience working in medical capital equipment companies, including both large organizations and start-ups
Experience in a fast-pace (New Product Introduction) NPI environment and especially with products containing a high degree of technical content
Working level competence with (Manufacturing resource planning) MRP systems, report writers, (Product lifecycle management) PLM systems and other related tools and databases
Direct experience and history of successes using continuous improvement tools to achieve operational efficiencies and cost reductions; training/competence in Lean, Six Sigma or other related methodologies highly desired
Experience in pricing negotiations, outsourcing activities, and international supply chain development
Experience working with third-party logistics providers, multiple inventory locations, and spare parts depots
Candidate should possess working level understanding of purchasing and materials requirements within an ISO 13485 or FDA regulated environment
Requires excellent verbal & written communication skills
May be required to travel up to 10%-40%

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