A large, global Medical Device company headquartered in Irvine, CA has a rare opportunity for an Associate Manager, Global Supply Chain.
: The focus of this role will be to provide supplier management and sourcing expertise to New Product Development teams involved in the design and development of cardiovascular medical devices and related systems. Support begins at the concept phase and extends to the transition of these products into an internal /external production environment.
Responsibilities include sourcing, negotiations, contract development, supplier project management and other procurement/supplier related support in the areas of raw materials, external manufacturing, prototyping, services, equipment, tools and fixtures, software, and systems.
Partnering with R&D and Quality, this role contributes to the technical/functional project direction and execution. Through sound supplier selection and management, this role ensures suppliers enable short/long term project success.
Owner of the Supplier Selection and Management Process tools and templates; drive continuous process improvement and refinements across teams and company.
A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in the job offered or in sourcing and/or supplier management for products in an FDA-regulated medical device, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required in Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field. APICS or similar certification is a plus.
The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications is required.
Must have a good understanding of the new product development process.
Strong communication skills (verbal/written) and internal/external partnering skills are mandatory. Excellent organizational skills, strong quantitative skills, independent thinking, and a high level of initiative are a must.
The ability to work well independently and as a member of a team is essential for success.
Ability to drive continuous improvement, including application of continuous improvement processes and state of art tools required.
Must have good MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word skills.
We are an equal opportunity employer.