• Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/6/2018 11:12 AM)
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  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?


    We hire smart people with big hearts.  People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.


    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    Manage supply continuity risk mitigation and cost savings initiatives through key stakeholder collaboration and engagement.  Conduct competitive sourcing events, execute supply agreements, lead contract negotiations, develop and execute to strategic sourcing strategies.  Work in conjunction with Supplier Quality and Sustaining Engineering to conduct: 1) on-site supplier audits, 2) supplier business reviews, 3) resolution to any material/service non-conformance (NC), 4) pursue supplier remuneration for financial damages due to supplier negligence.


    • Conduct a Supply Base Risk Assessment; use to establish a strategic sourcing plan; execute to plan in order to mitigate supply continuity risk, ensure high quality materials/services, and effectively manage cost structure.
    • Engage with R&D/NPD teams for sourcing requirements for new product/next generation development.
    • Identify dual sourcing and cost down projects; coordinate with project team to lead and facilitate project execution.  Collaborate with key stakeholders for idea generation (e.g. Sustaining Engineering, Production, Supplier Quality, Material/Service Suppliers, etc.).
    • Conduct Competitive Sourcing events to achieve an annual 5% cost down goal.
    • Negotiate and Execute Supply Agreements.
    • Work with Supplier Quality and Sustaining Engineering on NC/SCAR resolution.
    • Negotiate remuneration for any financial damages to CryoLife’s business resulting from supplier negligence.
    • Respond to supplier price increase notifications; negotiate with supplier to mitigate negative cost impact.
    • If applicable, maintain SAP master files, to include but are not limited to: 1) vendor master, 2) information records, 3) material master.


    • Bachelor's degree required in Business, Material Science, or Engineering.
    • Minimum of 6 years of purchasing experience required, along with 4 years of direct/indirect strategic sourcing experience in medical device manufacturing (preferred).
    • SAP experience preferred.
    • CPSM certification a plus.

    Company Info

    Who We Are.

    CryoLife is one of the world’s contemporary medical device companies providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers and implantable end-stage renal disease access grafts for the repair of complex cardiac and vascular reconstruction surgeries. Since the Company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that its products and tissues have been implanted in about 900,000 patients worldwide.


    CryoLife technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. CryoLife headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.


    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email ADA_Accommodation@CryoLife.com or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.


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