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Contracts Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job ID: 10837 Category: Professional

Job Description
•    Support development and implementation of strategic sourcing activities in assigned category. 
•    Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. 
•    Support the development and implementation of specific strategies and projects related to cost reduction initiatives, new product/service introduction, supply base and sourcing optimization and rationalization, quality improvement, risk assessment, and contract negotiation.     
•    Support development and implementation of strategies and goals for assigned categories in support of overall business objectives. 
•    Support development and implementation of processes to build a best in class supply chain organization. 
•    Develop and lead cross functional teams and support strategic category plans and consolidation strategy. 
•    Participate in sourcing analysis and selection process and performs cost analyses. Participates in development of contract strategy. Negotiates, establishes, monitors and enforces supplier contracts and agreements. 
•    Develops and benchmarks best practices amongst suppliers. Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans including market assessments, supplier's financial assessments, social responsibility, environment, ethics etc. 
•    Obtain and communicate market condition information and technology trends related to commodities and suppliers. Utilize market trends to identify and implement appropriate cost controls and business strategy changes. 
•    Collaborate across functions, departments, and campuses to develop scorecards and business reviews for key suppliers. Organize and lead scorecard review meetings and business reviews. 
•    Create and implement enterprise wide metrics, tools and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities. 
 
Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's Degree in Supply Management, Business, Finance, or related field required 
•    Experience: 
•    0-3    Supply Management experience with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development. Preferred 
•    0-3    Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration. Preferred 
•    0-3    Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base. Preferred 
•    0-3    Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies. Preferred 
•    0-3    Experience operating in a highly regulated industry. Medical Device industry sourcing and supplier management experience preferred. Preferred 
•    0-3    Professional certifications through APICS, ISM, AHRMM, and/or CSCMP    Preferred
Skills: 
•    Required Other (specify)Strong skills in leadership, negotiations, influencing, communication & presentation, project management, troubleshooting & problem solving, analysis, strategic thinking, and collaborative team building. 
•    Required Other (specify)Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members and team leaders. 
•    Required Other (specify)Strong judgment with the ability to make and communicate timely and sound decisions. 
•    Required Other (specify)Ability to structure bids, evaluate bids against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide recommendations for supplier selection.
 

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