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Associate Commodity Manager - Electronics

ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation

Chelmsford, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Resuscitation, ZOLLMED.com

At ZOLL, we're passionate about improving patient outcomes and helping save lives.

We provide innovative technologies that make a meaningful difference in people's lives. Our medical devices, software and related services are used worldwide to diagnose and treat patients suffering from serious cardiopulmonary and respiratory conditions.

The Resuscitation division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops and delivers innovative lifesaving products and software solutions to EMS, hospital, public safety, and military customers globally. Our dedicated employees take pride in their commitment to improving patient outcomes while delivering world-class customer service.

At ZOLL, you won’t just have a job. You’ll have a career—and a purpose.

Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary
Develop and execute commodity strategy, working with suppliers at the appropriate managerial level across the spectrum, especially senior management at key suppliers. This strategy is to ensure a strong supply line at the most optimum Total Cost of Ownership. Capable of managing a diverse cross-functional team to support and positively impact the Key Metrics like OTD, Cost Savings, and Quality.
Perform Spend Analysis and rationalization to build and manage Supplier relations. Conduct audits QBRs and other formal/informal sessions. In conjunction with SQE and Engineering, classify suppliers and develop a Recommended Supplier Lists for different categories. Negotiate and formalize short- or long-term contracts with key suppliers

Essential Functions

  • Manage the Strategic supplier relationships at strategic level purchasing for multiple manufacturing locations in the US.

  • Identify sources of high-quality products and services at competitive market prices. Will be required to create and execute in depth "Requests for Proposal" that contain data driven and process-oriented sourcing project plans.

  • Development of solid fact-based Global Commodity Strategies that align with engineering and business requirements

  • Negotiate and execute contracts (Pricing, VMI etc.). Help to develop innovative solutions, approaches, methodologies that address present and future supply chain requirements

  • Maintain ongoing assessment of sourcing risks and proposed alternatives

  • Continuous improvement of savings tool and tracking methodology.

  • Working with Oracle ERP system on a regular basis to make informed decisions

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

  • Electronics Engineering Degree preferred or

  • Business Degree with Industrial Experience required

  • 3+ years procurement, sourcing, or supplier quality engineering experience

  • Experience in PCBA contract manufacturing and electronic component sourcing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the electronic and/or electro-mechanical component commodity

  • Has successfully managed negotiations including international suppliers, adversarial supplier relationships and disruptive supply situations

  • Vast knowledge of upstream electronic supply chain components and origins

  • Knowledge level to advise engineering team at a high level on cost comparison of preliminary designs

  • Can demonstrate strong written and verbal presentation skills

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally (Travel 10%--30%)

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Standing - Occasionally

  • Walking - Occasionally

  • Sitting - Constantly

  • Talking - Occasionally

  • Hearing - Occasionally

  • Repetitive Motions - Frequently

ZOLL is a fast-growing company that operates in more than 140 countries around the world. Our employees are inspired by a commitment to make a difference in patients' lives, and our culture values innovation, self-motivation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Join us in our efforts to improve outcomes for underserved patients suffering from critical cardiopulmonary conditions and help save more lives.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.