Cantel Medical

  • Indirect Buyer

    Location US-TX-Conroe
    Job ID
    2018-4246
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Purchasing / Materials/ Supply Chain
    Company
    Cantel Medical
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.

     

    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:

     

    Medical 

    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.

     

    Life Sciences 

    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.

     

    Dental 

    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 indirect materials, components, goods, and services to support manufacturing and facility 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 Cantel primary point of contact for all issues and activities associated with materials purchased from suppliers of assigned commodities.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Purchase Maintenance Repair and Operation (MRO)/Indirect goods and services via requisitions or manual form service requisitions.
    • Issue purchase orders and change orders to ensure that proper internal documentation (requisitions / approvals) and external documentation (specifications, drawings) are provided by requestors and to suppliers.
    • Manage the return of discrepant materials to supplier for disposition per the Material Reject Record and coordinate with Receiving, Quality and Accounts Payable in resolving any receiving issues for materials.
    • Identify and maintain adequate inventory of materials in order to meet manufacturing/facility requirements.
    • Communicate timely and current information regarding material availability.
    • Maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, monitor and report on supplier performance, coordinate and ensure corrective actions are executed as appropriate.
    • Develop, maintain, and recommend suppliers to support departmental and corporate Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory objectives.
    • Secure and analyze 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.
    • Interview and confer with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control, and management.
    • Occasional travel required to resolve supplier issues and develop new sources.

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

    • Associate degree in supply chain, operations, business, or related field and/or a minimum of 1-3 years purchasing goods and services in a multi-facility manufacturing environment.
    • Certification through ISM or APICS desirable.
    • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, preferably SAP.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
    • Familiarity with ISO, FDA, and GMP requirements.
    • Experience negotiating supplier contracts and executing cost savings projects.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communications.
    • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and work well within cross-functional team environments.

     

    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.

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    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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