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Bard Peripheral Vascular
Tempe, AZ, United States

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Strategic Sourcing Analyst - Tempe AZ Job ID - 2017-9931


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Job Category:

Engineering, Grocery, Program Management, Supply Chain



Employment Type:

Full Time




Project-Program Management: Project Management

Job Description:

“Bard Peripheral Vascular is located Tempe, AZ – where a tradition of vascular innovation spans decades of focusing on improving the quality of patients’ lives. From C. R. Bard’s first arterial prosthesis developed in 1954, Bard and the division of Bard Peripheral Vascular have demonstrated commitment to innovative medical technology by introducing surgical and interventional devices for peripheral vascular patency, while providing exceptional service and support to surgeons, interventionalists and radiologists. Bard Peripheral Vascular is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.” #LI-SF1


Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for identifying cost savings opportunities for direct and indirect spend, contract negotiations, in addition to process improvements.  This position could be responsible for leading cross-functional teams, and working with suppliers as needed. Additionally this position is also responsible for day-to-day operational Site Purchasing for certain finished goods from both domestic and international contract manufacturers and OEMs.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform site purchasing for a basket of finished goods from both domestic and international contract manufacturers and OEMs.
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery and supplier performance to Bard expectations.
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain, Finance, and Supplier Quality organizations to ensure suppliers are meeting Bard needs. Acts as primary point of contact for Bard in supplier communications.
  • Work closely with R&D / New Product Development organization in supporting early stage development agreements and sourcing efforts for concept and feasibility phases of development.
  • Participate in idea generation of cost savings projects for both direct and indirect spend.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities through process and/or design improvement.
  • Could act as project leader/owner on Sourcing related projects to help drive cost reductions (direct/indirect), improved supply chain, and new product introduction.  Must represent all of Sourcing/Procurement as it relates to Site Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management (direct/indirect), etc.
  • Gain approval and commitment from all team members and stake holders to the strategy and timeline and then execute accordingly.
  • Establish metrics and goals for the team to achieve (short and long term).
  • Provide presentational information needed for Operations Staff Meetings, BOD, and Stakeholder reviews.  Able to give full or informal report outs at a moment’s notice.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Skilled in dealing with the materials issues around new supplier implementation, cost reduction efforts, design changes, plant transfers, and new product development.
  • Strong working knowledge of materials management processes that affect cost savings, category management, and site purchasing.
  • Experience reviewing and drafting development, supply, and service agreements. Understanding of key standard legal terms and constructs. Experience interfacing with corporate attorneys.
  • Driver and goal orientated.  Must quickly identify the tasks needed to support the dynamic changes of the various projects and create the necessary actions within the Sourcing/Procurement organizations and stakeholders.
  • Communication.  Able to work with all stakeholders and team members. Able to analyze projects as it relates to Sourcing/Procurement and communicate issues/delays in timeline.  Able to gain commitment from the organization to meet timelines and influence without authority.
  • Strong written, verbal, and listening skills that map to all levels of the organization from team members to Senior Management.  Able to develop and present information needed for Global Strategic Sourcing, BOD, and Stakeholder Reviews.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Organized (self and others). Demonstrated experience in project management best practices, processes and tools.

Job Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:

BS degree required. Supply Chain and/or Engineering degree preferred. MBA preferred.

3-6 years of procurement, business operations, supply chain experience, or

program management experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of current purchasing practices and negotiation.

Experience with JDE or similar system highly desirable.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, controls and office equipment. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch. 

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS: https://jobs-crbard.icims.com/jobs/9931/strategic-sourcing-analyst/job

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an open cubicle environment. Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. Bard Peripheral Vascular is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


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