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Sr Manager Sustaining Procurement

Company Description

Descripción de la empresa

En Intuitive, estamos unidos detrás de nuestra misión: creemos que la atención mínimamente invasiva es la atención que mejora la vida. Mediante la inventiva y la tecnología inteligente, ampliamos el potencial de los médicos para curar sin limitaciones.

Como pioneros y líderes del mercado en cirugía robótica, nos esforzamos por fomentar un equipo inclusivo y diverso, comprometido con marcar la diferencia. Durante más de 25 años, hemos trabajado con hospitales y equipos de atención de todo el mundo para ayudar a resolver algunos de los desafíos más difíciles de la atención médica y avanzar en lo que es posible.

Intuitive se ha construido gracias a los esfuerzos de grandes personas de diversos orígenes. Creemos que las grandes ideas pueden provenir de cualquier lugar: nos esforzamos por fomentar una cultura inclusiva basada en la diversidad de pensamientos y en el respeto mutuo. Lideramos con inclusión y capacitamos a los miembros de nuestro equipo para que trabajen de la mejor manera y manifiesten su auténtica personalidad.

Las personas apasionadas que quieren marcar la diferencia impulsan nuestra cultura: los miembros de nuestro equipo se basan en la integridad, tienen una sólida capacidad para aprender, la energía para hacer las cosas, y aportan experiencias diversas del mundo real para ayudarnos a pensar de nuevas maneras. Invertimos activamente en los miembros de nuestro equipo para apoyar su crecimiento a largo plazo y así poder continuar avanzando en nuestra misión y alcanzar su máximo potencial.

Únase a un equipo comprometido a dar grandes pasos hacia delante para una comunidad global de profesionales de atención médica y sus pacientes. Juntos, avancemos en el mundo de la atención mínimamente invasiva.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:


  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies for all tactical procurement (direct and indirect).
  • Responsible of all purchasing process related with direct and indirect components, materials and services to support manufacturing operations.
  • Responsible to align capabilities and leading tactical buyers in multiple locations and countries.
  • Ensure the optimal inventory levels through the application of lean manufacturing initiatives.
  • With the purchasing team’s support ensure the correct supply of components, materials and number of parts to maintain material health targets.
  • Drive internal adoption to established procurement policy and process, strategic sourcing, supplier selection (Specifically for indirect) - proposal analysis, SOW clarification, contract negotiations (Indirect), supplier database management and purchase order creation.
  • Support Strategic Purchasing in developing sourcing strategies to achieve aggressive cost reduction targets while driving for a high quality and highly flexible and responsive supply-base.
  • Assist in driving key procurement initiatives to support the ongoing transformation and continuous improvement of systems and processes in the procurement organization along with other projects as directed by management.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations such as SOX, Incoterms, and corporate internal controls.
  • Supports new processes, special programs and new production lines in indirect purchasing assuring adequate delivery, quality and cost of equipment and tools needs for projects.


Roles & Responsibilities:

Management of buyers

  • Creates, trains and supports purchasing buyers on standard work, in order to maintain consistency in quality and quantity of work output.
  • Purchase order approval
  • Alerts Strategic Purchasing when supplier capacity outputs need to be raised to support operations.
  • Select talent, train, and develop skills of purchasing department.
  • Lead buyers to meet target metrics.
  • Management of overall team performance including annual appraisals
  • Phase in and phase out of Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) for all buyers.
  • Effectively manages task breakdown, helps keep individual contributors on task, player-coach; ability to step in and perform hard tasks.


Supplier Management

  • Ensure suppliers meet key performance objectives.
  • Lead development of supplier strategies to meet Company performance and growth.
  • Support supply risk assessment
  • If required participate in supplier audits, and capability assessments.
  • Provide data for forecast and performance reviews with key suppliers to support supply planning and buffer demand volatility.


Production Support

  • Track line down occurrences due to material shortages and perform root cause analysis.
  • Implement corrective actions to remove supply chain risk.
  • Ensure expeditious delivery of all critical materials.
  • Drive improvement initiatives with production management as applicable


Cost and Contracting

  • Support annual cost reductions to achieve corporate initiative plan.
  • Lead implementation of business and quality agreements with key indirect suppliers to secure expectations for delivery, quality, cost and other obligations of the business relationship
  • Supports standard cost setting activities.


Inventory Management

  • Implement inventory management techniques (Kanban) to increase raw material inventory turns performance.
  • Manage excess and obsolescence review process.



  • Increase productivity of buyers by reducing/eliminating administrative tasks required by ERP system.
  • Schedule agreement / control cycle
  • Automating purchase orders placement
  • Online quoting
  • Paperless record management
  • Drawings
  • Regulatory OEM complaints
  • Improve system reports, create new tableau reports/tools/automation improvements.


Tools maintenance


  • Drive our Culture Strategy by fostering our mission, founding principles, individual and leadership expectations.



Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • BS degree or equivalent and 10+ years of experience managing a purchasing team in high and low volume-manufacturing environments.
  • Significant computer experience including MS Office products and ERP systems, preferably SAP and Agile. Strong Excel and Database skills.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of being an effective project manager in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing company.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience working with Kanban systems and other lean principles.
  • Detailed working knowledge of buying, material planning, master scheduling and forecasting.
  • Demonstrates concern for precision and thoroughness.
  • Proven ability to lead a team to achieve stretch goals and objectives.
  • Ability to provide positive direction by encouraging peers and team to have a commitment to high standards of quality and performance.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Spanish/English.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience with proven track record of savings.
  • Demonstrates competence in key areas of management and leadership expertise including relationship and conflict management, communication, staff direction and motivation, financial planning and control, quality management, risk management, and the achievement of targets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others to reach mutually agreeable outcomes, ability to successfully follow an effective escalation process, if needed.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including people development/coaching, objective setting and evaluation.
  • ~20% travel to both domestic and international suppliers.

Additional Information

Intuitive es un empleador que brinda igualdad de oportunidades de empleo. Proporcionamos igualdad de oportunidades de empleo a todos los solicitantes y empleados cualificados, y prohibimos cualquier tipo de discriminación y acoso, independientemente de su raza, sexo, condición de embarazo, orientación sexual, identidad de género, origen nacional, color, edad, religión, condición de veterano protegido o de discapacidad, información genética o cualquier otra condición protegida por las leyes federales, estatales o locales aplicables.

Shift: Day
Travel: 25% of the time

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