Cantel Medical

  • Buyer

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    2018-3849
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Purchasing / Materials/ Supply Chain
    Company
    Cantel ENDO
  • Company Overview

    CANTEL MEDICAL IS A LEADING PROVIDER OF INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE HEALTHCARE MARKET, SPECIALIZING IN THE FOLLOWING OPERATING UNITS: 

    ENDOSCOPY

    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.

    WATER PURIFICATION AND FILTRATION

    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc.  and MEDIVATORS.

    HEALTHCARE DISPOSABLES

    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

    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. MEDIVATORS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    • 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.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • 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).

     

    IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE:
    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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