Position Overview

Develop enterprise Procurement systems, tools, and processes to deliver materials, goods, and services to MicroVention worldwide, using a data-driven approach and a Total Cost of Ownership mindset. Create a global organization structure that provides strongest local service and accountability to manufacturing, R&D and other enterprise functions. Develop integral relationships with key partners such as Planning, Finance, Facilities to provide best in class services delivering highest overall value to MicroVention. Job duties:
  • Develop a high-performance team of Procurement professionals, focusing on developing skillsets and careers.
  • Drive efficiency and consistency in the use of system tools and data. Rely on data and creates transparency.
  • Bring a strategic mindset to identifying and mitigating risk in the supply base. Organize and drive cross-functional efforts to solve operational issues.
  • Create metric- and data-driven processes that focus resources on highest value-add to the business, such as supplier selection, performance management, and procurement strategies.
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with JSOX and other financial regulations.
  • Create processes that balance efficiency and rigor in key processes such as Supplier Selection, Request for Proposals, and price negotiation.
  • Demonstrate ownership as a strategic member of the Global Supply Chain Management team, sometimes taking on tasks or responsibilities outside of immediate functional scope. Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.
    1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    2. A minimum of twelve (12) years of professional experience in procurement.
    3. A minimum of five (5) years of management experience.
    4. Expert knowledge of ERP, purchase order/payment systems, and MRP systems.
    5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    6. Proficient with MS Office Suite, e.g., Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook.
    Desired Qualifications
    1. MBA highly desirable.
    2. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in medical device industry.
    3. Strong organizational skills and experience developing procurement processes in a medium-large size operation. Demonstrated ability to work closely and profitably with a broad set of stakeholders: Finance, Quality, R&D, and Manufacturing functions.
    4. Extensive knowledge of the procurement and materials management fields.
    5. Working experience with SAP and Ariba.