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Director of Procurement, Category, Metals and Metal Parts

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Company: Dentsply Sirona International
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-09-27
Job specializations:
  • Management
  • Engineering
    Systems Engineer, Engineering Technology
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Director of Procurement, Global Category, Metals and Metal Parts

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.

Bringing out the best in people

As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we’re looking for the best to join us.

Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:

Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.

Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.

Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.

Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.

  • Responsible for developing, communicating, and driving execution of the category strategy for our $120M Metal and Metal Parts Spend
  • Lead overall management of the category and suppliers supporting this spend to best-in-class quality, delivery, and price service levels.
  • Play a key role in defining the Level 2+ organization structure, roles & responsibilities, policies, processes, KPI’s, etc. needed to optimize management of the spend across the Dentsply Sirona network as part of our broader procurement transformation.
  • Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with key business stakeholders (e.g. Product Management, R&D, Manufacturing) to understand current and future business requirements and proactively address.
  • Communicate overall market & category trends/results to management and stakeholders
  • Proactively analyze market conditions and supply base to identify and address potential risks and opportunities.
  • Employ a total delivered cost framework and approach to achieve total value improvement.
  • Apply clean sheet/should cost modeling.
  • Identify and drive procurement projects to deliver cost savings and ensure project plans and related savings are documented and maintained in required project/savings tracking tool.
  • Drive supply base optimization (e.g. best cost country sources, supplier consolidation, reduction of sole/single sources, etc.).
  • Conduct thorough analysis of spend portfolio to align appropriate strategies.
  • Perform supplier segmentation to align resources and determine appropriate engagement models.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers (Strategic Vendor Management, SRM) at executive leadership level.
  • Conduct Quarterly Business Reviews with strategic suppliers.
  • Drive supplier performance management, supplier innovation contribution and continuous improvement of supply base.
  • Assemble & execute RFI’s, RFQ’s, and negotiations. Ensure timely and compliant implementation of new contracts and manage supplier agreements through contract life.
  • Develop guidelines, policies and standards that support/enable your defined category strategies.
  • Ensures supply base fulfils compliance requirements.
  • Engage with Procurement COE to ensure proper classification of your spend.
  • Assemble and manage team budget.
  • Coach, lead, manage team performance to continuously improve.
  • Execute benchmarking to identify and implement best practices.
  • Typical Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business/Finance, Supply Chain or equivalent
  • MBA (desired)
  • 7+ years in Procurement or Supply Chain with Commodity/Category management experience
  • Experience developing and managing supplier contracts
  • Experience in leading global teams & projects
  • Experience in building & developing teams (desired)
  • Medical/pharma industry experience (desired)
  • Skills, Knowledge and Capabilites:

  • Excellent commercial instincts & business knowledge/acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving capability
  • Able to effectively manage/lead virtual teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects & priorities
  • Able to develop strategic, multi-year, multi $M supply relationships
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings/results
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

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    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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