Acumed
  • 21-Dec-2018 to 19-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • Supply Chain
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Worksite - Brookwood

Medical, Vision, Dental, 401(k) match, Paid Time Off, Costco Membership Sponsorship, TriMet Pass, Summer Hours and more!


About Us

Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with a global sales and distribution network supported by offices worldwide.Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with a global sales and distribution network supported by offices worldwide.

Director, Purchasing, Procurement, and Planning

The Director of Purchasing and Demand Planning creates and executes short and long-range material plans and analysis to ensure efficient planning and flow of materials throughout the supply chain for both new product launches and existing production.  This role seeks reliable vendors to provide quality goods at competitive prices.  S/he collaborates with internal business partners to determine requirements and develop production build plans that meet objectives, optimize inventory investment, and facilitate efficient utilization of manufacturing resources.  This role develops, implements, and manages purchasing, procurement and planning processes and procedures, negotiation strategies, and negotiates contracts and long-term agreements in the best interest of the Company, including negotiating contract pricing and review of specifications for materials purchased.  S/he establishes goals for purchasing and planning, and analyzes data to measure the effectiveness of tactics implementing mitigation plans as necessary to achieve department and Company goals. S/he plans, organizes, coordinates, inspects, supervises, evaluates and provides oversight to a team of professional purchasing, procurement and planning staff.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Participates in product life cycle planning with Sales, Finance, and Product Management to determine unit demand during new product introductions, product maturity and end-of-life periods and creates strategic, long-term plans.
  • Establishes the processes and controls for both supply chain and non-supply chain related purchasing organization.
  • Establishes and utilizes best practice methods to use statistics to create materials planning forecasts and adjust forecasts based on changes in demand and market trends.
  • Significant coordination and communication with internal Compliance Team to understand and proactively communicate to vendors, required quality compliance requirements for each supply chain related item purchased.
  • Reviews forecast metrics, analyze results to understand root cause when variability exceeds expectations and determines methods to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Creates, maintains, and ensures execution of planning responsibilities for production in support of Company objectives. (Finished goods forecasting and Materials Requirements Planning).
  • Develops, implements, updates and oversees procurement processes that ensure product, materials, and supplies are provided to the Company, which meet the quality, cost, delivery objectives and cost reduction strategies.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff responsible for procurement, purchasing and materials planning.
  • Identifies and leads continuous improvement efforts to streamline processes and procedures to remove non-value added effort.
  • Owns, with significant input from Quality Team, the development, implementation, and adherence to procedures directing the selection and qualification of suppliers. Coordinates supplier search, selection, and negotiation.
  • Develops and implements inventory control systems to maintain and track the order status and inventory levels that meet production requirements.
  • Provides leadership guidance and mentoring to direct reports. Develops and implements solutions to organizational challenges by leading and coaching others through changes. Fosters a culture of accountability and ownership within the team.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in materials management, business or related field of study, advanced degree preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in demand planning, scheduling, materials management, inventory control, and/or production control in a manufacturing environment required
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning
  • APICS Certification, current preferred
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Access, SAP ERP and/or other ERP systems
  • Experienced with Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills and expertise
  • Strong negotiation skills with an ability to influence others
  • Personnel management and team building experience
  • Project management, training and background
  • ISO9001 / FDA GMP training preferred
  • Change Management experience / cellular concept
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

Acumed and ACUTE are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acumed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying to Acumed and need special assistance or accommodation, please contact us at recruiting@acumed.net.

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