Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Location: Remote, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Job purpose

  • This position the Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for leading the sourcing, procurement, risk reduction, and negotiation of assigned commodities. Identify, select, qualify, and manage suppliers to maximize the net value of the supply chain network.  Net value optimizes the balance of risk, cost, quality, delivery, speed, and flexibility.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Research, evaluate, and qualify suppliers based on net value, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.    Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

  • IInterview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices.

  • Reviewing purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

  • Negotiate and administer contracts with suppliers to maximize net value.

  • Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, or futures markets.

  • Drive and execute cost reduction activities.

  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

  • Review purchase order terms, claims, and contracts to ensure favorable value and conformance to company policy.

  • Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids.

  • Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased.

  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.

  • Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Qualifications include:

  • Behavioral:   Highly-motivated leader, sets a 'high-bar' of achievement for self and others, actively mentors and develops people into high-performers, works outside of functional 'boundaries' for the betterment of the company, actively collaborates and builds trust with people, exhibits managerial courage, makes and keeps commitments, keeps stakeholders informed, delivers results.

  • Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain; MBA a plus

  • 5+ years of relevant purchasing/procurement  experience plus an additional 3+ years of management or strategic sourcing leadership experience, with a proven record of achievement

  • Project management experience with MS Project a plus

  • Excellent skills in negotiation, communication and analysis

  • Must be resourceful and independent

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings

  • Procurement experience in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel ten to twenty percent, including international travel

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Working conditions

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally  lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory responsibility

No Direct Supervisory Responsibility

AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran