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Senior Indirect Buyer

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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:

Under indirect supervision from the Indirect Purchasing Manager procures MRO (maintenance, repair and operating) supplies, materials, equipment, and services. Process purchase orders via requisitions with appropriate functional and financial approvals, assuring compliance with internal controls.

Manages procurement of indirect materials to support business requirements: including purchase order management, sourcing, support contract negotiations, spend analysis, inventory management, and supplier performance management.

Leverages enterprise tools and systems to drive continuous improvement techniques identify and complete key procurement initiatives and enhance the performance of the purchasing function.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates and leads bids process, analysis and negotiations for goods and services.
  • Analyses data, quotes comparison, discrepancies, and opportunities deeply to propose to clients; suggestions of supplier selection, visualizes future activities within each of the suppliers participating and potential risks, works with suppliers to clear doubts and improve proposals as required.
  • Creates a specific strategy for each of the commodities handled, based on company needs and procedures in conjunction with internal and external involved teams.
  • Accurate and timely processing of all purchase order according to ISI standard process.
  • Manages the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/ volume/ delivery time changes, issues resolution, sharing of end-user feedback, follow up on backorders, etc.
  • Effectively communicates expectations and needs to users and suppliers, solves problems, and provides results.
  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and capabilities.
  • Assist with contract development and execution.
  • Capable to deep dive in problems, proposes solutions and creates actions, follows up and provides satisfactory quantitative results.
  • Manages supplier relationships to ensure continuity of goods and services that meet the quality, service, and price performance standards of the company.
  • Creates, follows up and supervises Supplier KPIs (Key performance indicators) for those key suppliers of the organization.
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and impacting key business opportunities.
  • Capable to lead groups, motivate and organize activities to meet goals.
  • Works closely with other departments to expedite receiving and Purchase Requisitions processes.
  • Establishes excellent internal and external relations, based on good communications, well established ideas, and direction.
  • Serve as an escalation point to resolve problems within the Purchase Requisition.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of current processes.
  • Actively participates in company programs to develop skills, knowledge, and company acumen.
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, in both Spanish and English.
  • Excellent self-confidence employee to take decisions, provide ideas and solve problems.
  • Embraces continuous improvement techniques to drive toward attainment of key purchasing metrics (supplier on-time delivery, quality, savings, etc.), using lean methods such as Kaizen events, Yellow and Green Belt methodologies, among others as applicable.
  • Leverages problem solving skills and develops countermeasures to implement long-term solutions to identified problems.
  • Coordinate with strategic purchasing price changes due to cost reduction initiatives, volume pricing or requested by supplier.
  • May mentor colleagues within the supply chain organization.
  • May act as Supervisor or Manager back up as required.
  • Supports assigned commodity team by identifying and driving closure of risk mitigation and cost reduction opportunities, understanding commodity trends across the market, mentoring teammates, and supporting commodity projects as assigned.
  • Support Strategic purchasing with the creation, negotiation, and management of commercial agreements – covering cost, quality, and delivery terms.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • BS degree or equivalent and 8+ years of Indirect purchasing experience in a regulated industry manufacturing environment (medical device preferred).
  • Certifications: CPSM, CPIM, and/or PMP is a plus.
  • Significant computer experience including MS Office products and ERP systems, preferably SAP and Agile. Strong Excel skills.
  • Proven track record of effective project management in a fast-paced manufacturing company.
  • Demonstrates concern for precision and thoroughness.
  • Proven ability to consistently achieve stretch goals and objectives.
  • Ability to provide positive direction by encouraging peers 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, 90% English
  • Excellent all levels presentation skills in Spanish and English.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience with proven track record of savings.
  • 10% 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: 10% of the time

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