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Operations Procurement Manager

Company: Smiths Interconnect
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

About Us Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected. We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.?

Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.?

As one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 1800 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe and Asia.These are exciting times to join Smiths Interconnect as we continue growing and delivering innovative solutions to the world. Our values inspire our employees to bring their very best selves to their jobs which creates a thrilling work environment.We are proactively delivering advanced technologies and if you look closer you will notice us in your everyday life. We have a range of exciting opportunities at Smiths, so follow the link to learn more and apply. We would love to get to know you better and share more about why Smiths is a great place to work.?Want to know more about us? Check us out at:?https://www.smithsinterconnect.com/
So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future. Job Description

  • Deliver supply base continuous improvement / optimization to support the achievement of business goals and objectives??
  • Development and implementation of supply base risk mitigation plans
  • Define and deliver structured supplier improvement initiatives to achieve operational performance and efficiency improvements Duties & Responsibilities
    • Identification and development / implementation of plans that significantly improve supplier performance i.e. on-time delivery, quality, service levels etc.
    • Implement targeted Vendor Managed Inventory programs to improve material availability, reduce supplier lead-times and drive improvements in cash conversion.
    • Conduct Supply Chain mapping activities to identify opportunities to reduce total landed component costs with the shortest Supply Chains ? regionalizing supply, together with the Global Category Managers, wherever appropriate.
    • Effectively action and manage any critical supply issues that have been escalated from the Operations Manufacturing Sites and initiate / implement permanent corrective actions to ensure no re-occurrence.
    • Review, monitor and measure implemented improvement actions / activities and ensure corrective actions are taken when necessary.
    • Promote Procurement team activities, policies / procedures and strategy implementation with key stakeholders and across all areas of the business.
    • Conduct supply / component supply risk assessments and develop / implement action plans to mitigate any identified risk i.e. disaster recovery plans, alternate sourcing plans, dual / second source plans.
    • Create and maintain an Asset Register for assigned suppliers, ensuring that Smiths Interconnect has a clear list of all assets on supplier?s premises along with condition reports to identify where investment may be required in repairs and/or replacements.
    • Support supplier material and processes changes, supplier Change Requests/Change Orders and End of Life process for purchased components.
    • Support, the global Category Management team in the communication and execution of category strategies and drive supplier consolidation resulting in stronger supplier relationships.
    • Support the implementation of Global Operations Strategic Projects as required.
    • Produce progress reports against key objectives and initiatives for peer groups, middle and senior management.
    • Prepare project / project related documents i.e. process maps, project plans, status reports, risk registers etc.
    • Build and maintain strategic relationships with all stakeholders (internal and external). The Individual
      • Bachelor?s degree within Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or Economics preferred
      • Good understanding of supply chain management and associated processes
      • Experience in Supplier Relationship Management ? including negotiating and influencing.
      • Experience in Cost management practices, with history of delivery against cost reduction targets.
      • Strong personal drive and motivation; focused on delivering results through continuous improvement
      • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) or equivalent experience Application Process Smiths Interconnect is an EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled

Keywords: Smiths Interconnect, Kansas City , Operations Procurement Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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