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Purchasing Manager

Location: Chelmsford, MA


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Description And Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, equipment and services
  • Directs the activities of buyers to accomplish company & department objectives.
  • Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with Commodity Managers and manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.
  • Strong ability to identify and solve problems in and out of immediate work area and ensure materials are ordered and in stock to meet all revenue commitments and strategic objectives while maintaining acceptable inventory levels
  • Supervise buyer performance, execution and follow up with policies, procedures and material control systems
  • Build and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Identify and Implement processes that are the most effective and compliant way to procure material for program needs
  • Responsible for leading and driving continuous improvement activities with the supply base to help reduce inventory through strategic initiatives such as; Lead Time reduction, Min/MX, Kanban, consignment and vendor managed inventory programs 
  • Interface daily with Production, Vendors, and Contract Manufacturers
  • Ensure timely receipt of materials to support the production schedule as well as pay attention to the components with long lead time
  • Deep understanding on Source to Pay process, with proven experience eliminating non-value added processes
  • On hands experience with Oracle, able to develop reports to measure transactional KPI’s

Education And Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Operations, Finance
  • 10+ years of experience in purchasing for high-tech manufacturing, managing a group of buyers
  • Lean Leader training/certification preferred
  • Previous team leadership experience, direct supervisory experience strongly preferred including talent development and resource planning
  • Previous experience with ERP/MRP systems, Oracle preferred
  • Microsoft Office Experience and PowerPoint Presentation Skills at the Senior Manager Level
  • Demonstrated supplier negotiation, decision-making, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and detail orientation

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990