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Director Group Purchasing, Americas - Wayne, NJ in Wayne, NJ at Getinge

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

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    Wayne, NJ
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Job Description

Job Purpose

The position as Director  Indirect Purchasing Americas will develop and lead the indirect purchasing organization in Americas and report to the Vice President of Indirect Purchasing. The American team consist of 4 procurement professionals and manage $100-120 m.

The successful candidate will provide strong leadership on a global basis, driving change in order to deliver a world class purchasing function with the vision to be an Industry leader in optimizing value for our customers, through excellence in quality, people, strategy and execution.

The Indirect Purchasing organization is part of Strategy & Group Operations with the aim to deliver significant business value for the company. 

This position  Director  Indirect Purchasing Americas is essential to deliver expected values for the Getinge Group of indirect spend in Americas.

The successful candidate will be an effective professional business partner in an integrated structure that provides sustainable value and an attractive contribution to the company.

Job Functions: 
• Responsible to recruit and establish a high performing group purchasing organization to deliver value for Getinge and all Business Areas (BA)’s in Americas
• Responsible to develop a center led indirect purchasing in Americas with global reach that can drive cost improvements that create a sustainable competitive advantage for the business
• Be an ambassador for Indirect Purchasing within the BA’s to enable early engagement in sourcing activities to deliver business benefits.
• Develop and manage interface from the business areas, through either internal purchasing teams to the Suppliers, or directly to the Suppliers to deliver an efficient service
• Leading cross-functional teams in delivering requested savings
• Responsible to influence  business leaders engaging in Group Purchasing strategies by building business demands into category strategies

Sourcing Strategies:
• Align sourcing initiatives  to Indirect Purchasing Global Category Leaders strategies and business needs
• Establish a robust governance structure to manage strategic preferred suppliers to drive continuous improvements and deliver savings year on year.
• Lead major sourcing activities, directly or through the internal organization, and manage strategic suppliers’  contracts across all indirect services including but not limited to:  Facilities Management, Fleet, Contracting / Professional Services, Travel, Marketing and IT.
• Deliver savings year over years, of the total spend on $100-120 M.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Must have proven track record of meeting the project objectives by successfully managing, tracking and implementing successful strategies in regards to scope, quality, time and cost.
• Proven track record of successful stakeholder management to enable strong partnership.
• Proven purchasing experience of category management within a diverse range of indirect services and be able to manage a variety amount of projects for the business
• Experience of leading cross functional teams and delivering strategic plans; negotiating large-scale contracts; and dealing with complex demands and strategic supplier relationships is required
• Ability to transform purchasing culture to high performing quality and cost focus is required.
• Must have high level of business acumen and will have proven experience in developing strategies to balance affordability and risk with international customers and suppliers.

Minimum Requirements: 

• 10 years of business experience in purchasing and/or operations is required, preferable experience in managing indirect spend

• MBA / Master’s degree with a focus on Scientific Technical, Business or Finance preferred.
• Must have strong leadership and partnering skills to provide solid business and customer-focused conclusions and recommendations
• Must have proven track record of leading team.
•  Must have strong influencing & motivational skills; ability to influence others
• Must be a driven leader with excellent communication, organizational skills with the ability to influence and constructively challenge cross-functional project teams and business partners to achieve project goals.

Quality Requirements:
• Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.
• Ensure compliance to all FDA and Worldwide Quality & Compliance regulations (As applicable to the job function).
• Must have the education and experience to understand and comply with U.S. and Worldwide medical device regulations (As applicable to your job function).
• Attend all required Quality & Compliance training at the specified interval.
• Adopt the “Beyond Compliance Quality Culture” in the work environment; always meet and exceed requirements.
Environmental/Safety/Physical Work Conditions: 
• Responsible for understanding and conforming to the Environmental Policy to ensure that significant environmental aspects that relate to actual or potential impacts with their work are executed to minimized the effects on the environment.
• Responsible for bringing to the attention of management any potential improvements that could reduce our environmental impact or to report activities that could result in a negative impact to the environment.
• Responsible for understanding and conforming to the Health and Safety Policy to ensure that the significant risks that relate to actual or potential hazards with their work are identified.

Manage a team of 4 direct reports.

Internal and External Contacts/Relationships:

Interact with all levels of organization professionals and internal contacts.

Getinge is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.