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Senior Manager NPI Sourcing

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.
Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.
Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.
Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of the Position

This role is a key leadership position in support of and in the development of Intuitive’s new products, with the strategic and tactical responsibility for the supply chain of the products we develop.

Requirements include, providing leadership, program management, strategic sourcing, tactical sourcing and administrative help in the procurement of minimally invasive robotic surgical raw materials and finished products. This key management role will head the NPI supply chain resources required to help new product introduction (NPI) from initial concept to product release, and stabilization prior to the product transfer to the sustaining Sourcing organization.

Essential Job Duties 

  • Select, train, develop, and manage buyers and program managers across various disciplines from R&D procurement through supply chain product launch stabilization
  • Create strategies to benefit the company 2+ years in the future.
  • Drive and support new product cost targets, project milestone dates
  • Ensure that optimal inventory levels of commodities are established to meet production launch requirements.
  • Apply critical skills to identify and employ strategies to effectively meet product and project cost goals, identify supply risk, and evaluate supplier performance.
  • Meet quick turn requirements for new product development deadlines.
  • Efforts to continuously improve time to market,  a critical measurement for Intuitive.
  • Speed the entire process including PO placement, supplier delivery performance, cost studies, spend examination, new supplier selection, and cost negotiations is necessary to help time to market.
  • Ability to create flexible processes to help new product requirements, and make effective recommendations using limited information.
  • Work with cross­ functional teams on the evaluation of suppliers and provide guidance to commodity managers on the effectiveness of current strategies.
  • Ensure continued compliance to Sourcing SOP’s, DOP’s and SOX requirements.
  • Establish and achieve new product Sourcing Departmental Goals.
  • Set standards for productivity improvements by effectively deploy process improvement and work standardization.
  • Mentor program managers and buyers to successfully perform job tasks and provide ongoing coaching and development.
  • Employ supply chain management best practices to secure uninterrupted supply.
  • Identify alternatives for “high risk” suppliers that could jeopardize product launch goals.
  • Know about contractual obligations and provide feedback to development teams regarding effectiveness of new suppliers (risk, cost, delivery, quality). Develop key supplier relationships to effectively launch new products.
  • Implement Short­Term Problem Containment and Long­Term Corrective Action for Shortages and other process related issues.
  • Oversee supplier new product forecast communication to ensure short and long term visibility is available for supplier capacity and delivery planning.
  • Create supply chain strategies with materials team for new products; work with cross functional team to approve new key suppliers.

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Highly proficient in MS Office products and ERP systems, preferably SAP and Agile.
  • Working knowledge of Kanban systems and other Lean material handling methods.
  • Detailed knowledge of:
    • Supply chain & sourcing strategies
    • material planning, master scheduling and forecasting
    • global and regional manufacturing

Required Education and Training 

  • Minimum  BS degree or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in Sourcing management with emphasis in new product environment for high complexity product.
  • 5+ years of management experience with medium size manufacturing organization.

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Minimum MBA
  • Minimum BS Engineering
  • Sourcing experience in high technology environments, inclusive of plastic injection molding, high volume complex machining, energy instrumentation, electronics, contract manufacturing, interconnect and optics is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to head a high performance team to consistently achieve stretch goals and targets.
  • Ability to provide positive direction by encouraging employees to have a commitment to high standards of quality and performance.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully.
  • Make effective presentations to peers and suppliers.
  • Ability to recognize potential team areas of improvement, proposed solutions and gains commitment of team and other peer managers.
  • Effectively delegates to direct reports and other peer managers.
  • Help keep team energized to a common goal.
  • Proven experience and track record regarding supplier and inventory management across multiple manufacturing platforms, process improvement of complex logistics, negotiations and contract development

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $176,600 USD - $264,800 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $150,100 USD - $225,100 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 50% of the time
Workplace Type: Set Schedule - This job will be onsite weekly, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the leader.

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