Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager (Medical Device)

  • ID: 539734
  • Posted: 5/23/2024
  • Location: Bothell, WA
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara Solutions has been providing staffing services to medical device, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing firms for 65 years. Our medical device client in Bothell, WA is looking for a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager to join their organization. The salary range is $150K - $184K. 

This is an employee leadership position requiring multiple years with direct reports, hiring, mentoring, frequent employee meetings, performance reviews, etc. It also requires strategic sourcing of assembly level components, PCB, etc along with the ability to partner with engineering and other teams within the organization.

The Sr. Manager provides sourcing, commodity, and supply base management expertise to ensure that all aspects of the sourcing process meet company's quality, production, pricing, and corporate procurement requirements.  This person will utilize company's established practices and processes as well as the organization's business and management philosophy to lead initiatives in supplier sourcing selection, cost reduction, new product sourcing development support, Veterans Affairs (VA) Contract compliance, and other related sourcing activities. 

  • Provide strategic sourcing leadership to Research and Development (R&D), Quality, Marketing, Finance, and Service departments in all stages of product development.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the supply base's contemporary technology that can be utilized to upgrade existing products and potentially be designed into new products.
  • Develop strategies to source component parts at the lowest total acquisition cost and improve Purchase Price Variance (PPV) year over year.
  • Lead a team of sourcing professionals to develop and implement sourcing strategies in support of 3-year Supply Chain Strategy
  • Provide sourcing strategy support to ensure VA Contract sub-contracting compliance is met and adhered to.
  • Conduct negotiations that lead to Master Supply/Services Agreements, Statements of Work, and Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreements, that are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as within the guidelines of company's Policies and Procedures.
  • Lead internal, supplier, and cross-functional teams on improvement, value engineering and optimization projects.
  • In partnership with QA RA Quality Engineering, lead and/or organize all necessary supplier business reviews/audits including commercial, financial, and technical to ensure that the organization maintains and continues to develop a robust and capable supply base that excels in minimum Defects Per Million (DPM), on-time delivery and lowest total cost of acquisition.
  • Provide regular updates, reports, and metrics on cost improvements, VA Contract compliance, and new product development programs to management and purchasing staff.
  • Support the purchasing teams with regards to Excess and Obsolete (E&O) Inventory, ensuring E&O is reduced to the lowest possible value.
  • Solicit requests for quotations from suppliers as needed.  Analyze quotation responses and make recommendations to management for procurement decisions.
  • Manage performance expectations with suppliers.
  • Maintain and improve Commodity Roadmaps.

Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree, ideally in supply chain related concentration
Min 8 years of purchasing/supply chain/sourcing experience that includes contract negotiations, commodity-based materials management, project management, and commercial analysis, preferably in FDA 21 CFR Part 820 regulated industries. 
- Also Strategic Sourcing with assembly level part components.
Min 5 years of experience managing employees / direct reports (including recently), this should include hiring, mentoring, frequent employee meetings, and performance reviews.
Min 7 years of MS Office.
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
Medical device experience
ISM or APICS certification 
Analytical skills and understanding of Margins, COGS, etc.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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