Cantel Medical


Job ID
# Positions
Purchasing / Materials
Cantel ENDO

Company Overview

The MEDIVATORS endoscopy product portfolio includes procedural disposables and endoscope reprocessing systems.  Certain devices used during an endoscopy procedure are very difficult to clean and disinfect, like water bottles and endoscope valves, creating very real patient safety concerns.  The MEDIVATORS line of disposable infection control products like irrigation tubing and single-use valves eliminate the need for very difficult manual cleaning and disinfection thus reducing infection risk and increasing patient safety. 


MEDIVATORS also offers the most comprehensive line of endoscope reprocessing products including detergents, disinfectants, automated reprocessors and verification systems. All of MEDIVATORS reprocessors and disinfectants are 510(k) cleared by the FDA and carry the appropriate CE Mark.  MEDIVATORS is the leader in endoscope reprocessing with the largest number of reprocessors in-use worldwide.

Job Overview

Purchase materials, components, goods and services to support manufacturing operations. Request quotes and identify potential sources of supply that meet cost, quality, and delivery objectives. Actively manage and evaluate supply chain with respect to supplier performance, seek opportunities that drive continuous improvement in cost, delivery and quality. Act as the Medivators primary point of contact for all issues and activities associated with materials purchased from suppliers of assigned commodities.

Main Responsibilities

  • Recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities that meet corporate objectives and policies.
  • Actively participates in overall product strategy development, R&D requirements and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products as assigned.
  • Purchase assigned commodities according to ERP system messages, requisitions and manual form service requisitions / purchase requisitions.
  • Issue purchase orders and change orders for assigned commodities, ensure that proper internal documentation (requisitions / approvals) and external documentation (specifications, drawings) are provided by requestors and to suppliers.
  • Manage the return of discrepant material to supplier for disposition per the Material Reject Record and coordinate with Receiving, Quality and Accounts Payable in resolving any receiving issues for materials.
  • Utilize ERP reports to ensure adequate inventory of purchased material is maintained in order to meet manufacturing requirements.
  • Communicate timely and current information regarding material availability.
  • Develops and maintain suppliers to support departmental and corporate Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory objectives.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, utilize ERP and other systems to monitor and report on supplier performance, coordinate and ensure corrective actions are executed as appropriate. Primary contact with suppliers for assigned commodities.
  • Perform Request for Quotes, select existing and/or source new suppliers, negotiate price, payment terms and lead time with suppliers to include maintenance of information in appropriate system databases. Conduct negotiations of supply agreements with suppliers.
  • Maintain accurate purchasing files in entering and closing out purchase orders in ERP system.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and the ability to demonstrate everyday incremental improvements within job scope.
  • Occasional travel required to resolve supplier issues and develop new sources.


  • BA or BS degree and/or a minimum of two years purchasing/materials experience in a manufacturing environment. Working knowledge of MRP and manufacturing support systems.
  • Familiarity with ISO, FDA and GMP requirements. ISM CPSM and/or APICS CPIM or CRIM Certification desirable.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and work well within cross-functional team environments.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.


  • Ability to remain in a stationary position to utilize standard office tools.
  • Move about office and manufacturing area as necessary.
  • Operate office equipment (i.e., computer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine).



Customer Service Attributes:

  • Flexible and able to manage customer expectations by appropriate prioritization of assigned responsibilities. Sense of urgency where necessary to support customer needs.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Honesty, integrity and willingness to learn/apply new techniques.

Teamwork Principles:

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and among all levels of management.

Minimum Qualifications

Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.


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