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Associate Sourcing Manager

Medline Industries, Inc.
Northfield, IL 60093
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Job Description
Medline Industries has an immediate opening for an Associate Sourcing Manager located in the Sterile Procedure Tray (SPT) Division in Northfield Illinois, Medlines headquarters. This position will be managing packaging and medical device categories with an annual spend up to $80 million annually. The Associate Sourcing Manager will also work closely with product management on new product launches. We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working professional with a solid education or background in Business Management, Engineering or Procurement, and a desire to work for a fast-paced, large corporate organization. In addition to exceptional negotiation and analytical skills, you must have a roll-up your sleeves attitude.

The challenging responsibilities include:

  • Develop and leverage vendor relationships both domestically and internationally.
  • Accountable to annual cost saving target by:
    • Negotiating cost reductions, volume discounts, favorable terms and long-term contracts with suppliers.
    • Collaborate with vendors and engineering/continuous improvement tam on identifying and implementing cost reduction projects
    • Identifying product development opportunities for the division, gaining alignment/approval cross-functionally to secure support for projects.
    • Collaborating and negotiating Choice product opportunities with suppliers
  • Manage designated direct and indirect material categories by studying and analyzing industry trends and product offerings. Turn these learnings into strategies for future saving opportunities.
  • Support cross-functional team on the execution of the product development projects by involvement in design control meetings, documenting process improvements and overseeing product through sampling and product testing.
  • Manage day-to-day activities including, but not limited to new Medline part numbers creation, supplier changes, packaging optimization, volume allocations among suppliers, price discrepancy resolutions.
  • Assist Re-Order Buyer Department to resolve issues related to component shortages, lead time, and MOQ, etc. with problem suppliers when all efforts have failed.
  • Assist Quality Department to resolve supplier quality issues and calculate debits for replacement products.
Ideal Candidate Attributes:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills and tenacity in the face of challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to manage / lead multiple projects and changing priorities
Medline offers a business casual, entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) with company match. And much more!

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree.
Relevant Work Experience
  • Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices and reconciling differences.
  • Experienced in documenting procedures and internal controls.
  • At least 2 years of directly related industry experience.
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Work Experience

  • SAP, AS400 and Microsoft Access knowledge and experience.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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