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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Global Procurement Systems Director (Medical Devices)

Company Profile:

Our client is a multi billion dollar Boston metro area based leader in the medical products and devices field with global presence in over 50 countries.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Global Procurement Director will manage systems and processes ranging from supplier diversity to spend management control business processes. Responsibilities in this role include creation and executing system strategic direction, acting as a project manager for key procurement function programs and processes. Project management activities include process creation, team facilitation, system configuration, pilot management, training and full scale roll-out. This person will manage a Global Procurement Systems team of specialists. Talent development is critical including selecting and evaluating personnel to ensure effective and efficient execution of programs and processes. Developing and implementing policies and procedures globally will be crucial in addition to building strong relationships with key internal and external suppliers & stakeholders. This person will be the link between various systems and the business, advising management on status of work in progress to deliver on-schedule, under-budget. This person will need to understand the business needs in order to translate them in to system requirements. Strong project management, problem solving, interpersonal and facilitation skills are a must for success in this role.

  • Manage projects
  • Work well under tight time constraints
  • Maintain a high attention to detail
  • Train users on applications
  • Understand interrelationships between applications and business processes
  • Select, coach, develop and mentor staff
  • Develop and implement appropriate reports and metrics
  • Develop strong relationships with key functional groups to ensure alignment of corporate and plant goals and objectives
  • Build effective supplier relationships in order to maximize business requirements while mitigating risks
  • Identify issues, problems and opportunities while maintaining effectiveness in a changing environment; manage multiple team priorities while achieving deadlines
  • Monitor departmental compliance with applicable local rules and regulations
  • Implement continuous improvement activities

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S) Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • APICS certification a plus
  • 5+ Years Management Experience
  • 10+ Years Professional Experience
  • ERP (BPCS) Experience
  • Project Leadership Experience
  • Relational Databases and Application Experience
  • Web based Software Working on SQL Server
  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt a plus with Minitab Experience
  • Skilled in the area of supplier management
  • Up to 50% Travel required
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