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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

Responsible for long-term supply chain strategies and networks that address capacity issues and production location decisions in support of business goals. Supports business execution of new programs and initiatives that include promotional activities, forecast and coordination for key events, new product launches, and network redesigns. Monitors key sales and operations planning performance indicators, cost-to-serve performance data, and coordinates cross-functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.

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

Responsible for the planning and procurement of direct materials that will be used in production, as well as some indirect materials and services.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Reviews internal purchase requisitions for correctness and places purchase orders accordingly
  • Plans for the purchase of  materials for assigned suppliers or commodities by utilizing reports and demand planning tools, and places purchase orders per company S.O.P.’s
  • Ensures adherence to supplier commitments such as pricing and on-time delivery
  • Meets inventory targets through planning and purchase order maintenance
  • Along with Demand Planner, forecasts future demand requirements and publishes supplier forecasts
  • Works with suppliers and Commodity Management to identify cost reduction and other value adding initiatives
  • Participates in supplier business reviews and audits as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Management.
  • Demonstrates trustworthiness and professionalism with suppliers, management, peers, and team members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in business related field from an accredited college/university with 2-4 years of Procurement/Supply Chain experience or 4-6 years of Procurement/Supply Chain experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain supplier relationships and lead projects
  • Manufacturing environment and/or regulated environment (Medical, Aerospace, Nuclear) experience preferred
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with ERP systems, implementation experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with internal customers, external suppliers, and colleagues
  • Ability to read and interpret Auto/CAD drawings
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Keen attention to detail; able to produce error free work
  • Possess basic knowledge of supply chain activities, including transformation of natural resources, raw materials and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer
  • Recognize the ways that supply chains link value chains

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; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory responsibility

None

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