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Manager, Purchasing

ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation

Administration
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
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 Acute Care Technology 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!

Essential Functions

  • Plans and implements workloads and activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, equipment and services.

  • Responsible for ensuring raw material inventory meets the businesses production and distribution needs while also optimizing inventory turns.

  • Directs the activities of the Purchasing team members to accomplish company & department objectives.

  • Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.

  • Coordinates purchasing activities with Commodity Managers ensuring execution of the source plan and negotiated prices.

  • Strong ability to identify and solve problems in and out of immediate work area and ensure materials are ordered and in stock to meet all revenue commitments and strategic objectives while maintaining acceptable inventory levels.

  • Supervise buyer performance, execution and follow up with policies, procedures and material control systems.

  • Build and maintain strong supplier relationships.

  • Identify and Implement processes that are the most effective and compliant way to procure material for the business needs.

  • Responsible for leading and driving continuous improvement activities with the supply base to help reduce inventory through strategic initiatives such as Lead Time reduction, Min/MX, Kanban, consignment and vendor managed inventory programs.

  • Interface daily with Production, Suppliers, and Contract Manufacturers

  • Ensure timely receipt of materials to support the production schedule as well as pay attention to the components with long lead time.

  • Deep understanding on Source to Pay process, with proven experience eliminating non-value-added processes.

  • On hands experience with Oracle, able to develop reports to measure transactional KPI’s

  • Manage the Copy Center department to ensure efficient production of documents and ensure spend of supplies meets budget.

  • Manage the MRB team and ensure timely disposition and closure of quarantined lots.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Operations or Finance

  • 10+ years of experience in purchasing for high-tech manufacturing, managing a group of buyers required

  • CPIM Certification

  • Lean Leader training/certification


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous team leadership experience, direct supervisory experience strongly preferred including talent development and resource planning

  • Previous experience with ERP/MRP systems, Oracle preferred

  • Microsoft Office Experience and PowerPoint Presentation Skills at the Senior Manager Level

  • Demonstrated supplier negotiation, decision-making, organizational and communication skills

  • Demonstrated analytical ability and detail orientation


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.

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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.