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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

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ZOLL LifeVest

Pittsburgh, PA

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This position in Strategic Sourcing Specialist will have focus on managing supplier contract compliance.  Contract compliance responsibilities include monitoring and managing supplier compliance to existing contracts and agreements.  This position will have responsibilities to include supplier risk reduction, sourcing and the negotiation of new agreements. 

  Strategic Sourcing Specialist Duties and Responsibilities:

Managing relationships with suppliers of build-to-print assemblies and off-the-shelf components. 

Monitoring performance per key contractual requirements to ensure that the obligations specified in supply agreements are being satisfied.

Ensuring that organizational obligations to suppliers are met in accordance with contractual agreements. 

Identifying and managing potential supply risks in accordance with risk management policies and procedures.

Investigating and resolving non-compliance concerns in accordance with contractual terms.

Supporting negotiations related to contract renewals and changes.

Maintaining communication regarding performance to contract with all stakeholders. 

Travel of up to 30% is required.  Most travel is regional/domestic in nature, with limited international travel.

Create, implement and maintain supply chain strategies that optimize the performance of the supply chain. 

Develop requests for information (RFI), requests for proposal (RFP), and requests for quotation (RFQ) as needed to support the engagement and qualification of new suppliers.

Generate statements of work (SOW) that clearly define deliverables for ZOLL and its suppliers.

Identify and implement opportunities for improvements within the supply chain.

Remain current on commodity and market conditions and take proactive measures to protect supply.

Develop relationships with the design community and provide support for new product development.

Engage suppliers early in the development process to optimize costs and to maximize the manufacturability of product designs.

Support supplier quality personnel in implementing supplier corrective actions.

Manage supplier strategic business reviews; monitor progress on any resulting action items.

Research, evaluate, and qualify suppliers based on technical competence, capacity, support, availability, reliability, and the supplier's reputation and history.  

Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data to determine if pricing is reasonable.

Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

Review  commercial terms and conditions, claims and contracts to ensure value and conformance to company policy.

Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.

Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.

Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Job requirements

Supervisory Responsibilities:  



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Education and/or Experience:

Behavioral:  Highly-motivated team contributor, sets a ‘high-bar’ of achievement for self and others, works outside of functional boundaries for the betterment of the company, actively collaborates and builds trust with people, makes and keeps commitments, keeps stakeholders informed and delivers results.

Experience in negotiation of supply agreements and other contracts a plus

Degree in Business Management or Supply Chain; MBA a plus

3-5 years of relevant purchasing/procurement experience

Project Management experience a plus

Excellent skills in negotiation, communication and analysis

Must be resourceful and independent

Ability to read and interpret drawings

Procurement experience in a manufacturing environment (electronics and/or electro-mechanical)

Ability and willingness to travel twenty to thirty percent, including limited international travel

Proficient with Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel and  PowerPoint 

Language Skills: 

Applicants are expected to be able to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos as well as write simple correspondence.  The ability to present information effectively in one-on-one and small group situations to suppliers, clients, and other employees of the organization is required.

Mathematical Skills:  

Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals are required.   

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems and make appropriate judgment calls to insure an optimal outcome.

Computer Skills:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience with ERP/MRP systems a plus.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk and hear.  Employee may occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ZOLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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ZOLL LifeVest

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