Category Manager - Medical Devices

Source Cloud EMEA
Kingston upon Hull
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Location: Hull Permanent Opportunity Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients. We have leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma: Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have 14,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100. Job Summary The role holder will be responsible for directly managing a number of categories through leveraging the global scale to maximize the economic value derived from procurement in these areas. They will develop for business wide approval a robust category strategy for their categories. They will also provide support to the Category Director to assist in the development and execution of the overall category strategy and delivery of the overall objectives.The role holder will be required to liaise internally with key stakeholders including NPD/NPI teams, Finance, Procurement directs/BIFG teams, Global Indirects Team, cross-divisional stakeholders and work closely with external suppliers. What would the key accountabilities be? To devise, develop and implement procurement strategies and tactics for the category so that business targets are achieved. To coach and educate AWM personnel in the strategic sourcing model and best procurement practice, including lean 6 sigma practices. To design, implement and continually improve processes and tools used to manage the category spend so that business targets are achieved. A particular focus will be producing detailed project plans, data analysis and converting these into living projects with deliverables. Leading to results analysis and KPI reporting. To manage projects across the GBU so that value, service and business targets are achieved. Working with Group Smith & Nephew categories to implement and support Group projects. To provide commercial expertise to internal customers during the processes of identification, understanding, prioritisation and management of risk with respect to the procurement of goods and services within the category To provide commercial and negotiation expertise to all projects and initiatives in the category devised to achieve the GBU cost reduction programme. To identify Procurement cost reduction opportunities across the GBU category and follow through as appropriate. To provide procurement expertise to all GBU, UK based functional departments as appropriate. To capture, report and make recommendations on information and data relating to their category across the GBU To perform all activities in compliance with relevant GMP and Quality Systems standards and specifically with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485. To apply high standards of occupational Health & Safety in the workplace to comply with company policy and procedures. Skills, Attributes and Experience: Degree in a relevant discipline (Business or Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain highly desirable) Significant supply chain and or purchasing experience. Well developed influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong team leadership and teamwork skills for cross-functional activity. Particular importance is a focus on detail along with supply chain, distribution and purchasing experience with effective negotiation skills. Adept at developing and implementing planning and/or sourcing strategies that will deliver business needs. Strong analytical skills. Proficient in the use of MS Excel. To Apply: Smith & Nephew is committed to helping people regain their lives by repairing and healing the human body. We believe that this can only be achieved by establishing mutually beneficial relationships with all of our stakeholders including patients, healthcare professionals, investors and employees. If you share our passion for innovation and can demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined, we would love to hear from you. This job was originally posted as