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Associate Director Strategic Sourcing EMEA Indirect Materials 100%

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Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, USA, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.

We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives.

For the European Headquarters, based in Zug (Switzerland), we are looking for a

Associate Director Strategic Sourcing EMEA Indirect Materials 100%

Your main responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all activities are in compliance with company policies and practices
  • Create project plans, implementation strategies, and executes plans. Performs analyses of market dynamics
  • Internal/External customer focus to address issues. Develop strategies to improve the processes, procedures and project flow in EMEA Sourcing
  • Collect, analyses, and communicates data in order to influence decision makers in such areas as make vs. buy, lease vs. purchase, and long-term contracts
  • Anticipate issues, which may impact Zimmer during the course of business, fluctuating markets or contracts and addresses those issues effectively
  • Identify and assesses problems, collects information, and develops alternatives and creates mitigation plans for adverse issues
  • Develop ongoing negotiation strategies and managing against short- and long-term market forces, which affects Zimmer
  • Construct pricing and cost models to project future trends in categories with consultations from functional experts as needed
  • Define, delegates, and levels responsibilities within team environment. Coordinates work efforts when necessary. Measures performance of team against established goals
  • Accurately assess strengths and development needs of employees
  • Plan and/or lead complex negotiations of high-value, long-term strategic contracts for categories that have significant financial or strategic impact for the company
  • Make sourcing recommendations in line with global sourcing strategies, ensures compliance to Global & Regional contracts in region
  • Perform related duties as required
  • Use metrics and formal performance feedback meetings to drive supplier performance improvement and provides “voice of the region” feedback on direct suppliers to Global Direct Category Managers
  • Main areas of responsibility: M&E (Machinery & Equipment), MRO (Maintenance Repair & Operations), FM (Facility management), IT& Communications, Professional services, Travel, Car Fleet, Office supplies

Your Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Finance, Engineering or related fields) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5 + years of working experience in Supply Chain and/or Operations and/or Procurement / Sourcing
  • Understands the analytical and financial modelling processes of the supply base in determining their pricing strategies
  • Understands legal aspects of purchasing, including contract law, with some international experience.
  • Understands all standard purchasing practices and techniques (market knowledge, data analysis, cost management, negotiations, contract formation, etc.) through extensive experience
  • Demonstrates ability to provide clear direction and priorities throughout team
  • Demonstrates principled leadership, sound business ethics and is consistent among principles, values, and behaviour
  • Strong team skills and the ability to act as key facilitator with operations and suppliers to affect change within the sourcing category
  • Advanced knowledge of planning and purchasing systems; Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and budgeting practices
  • Effective analytical, organizational, and communication skills are required
  • Strong IT Skills (MS Office, ERP- Systems – SAP as a plus)
  • Ability to communicate in German and English both orally and in written form in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills is a must
  • Superior organizational, team building, planning, and coordination skills are required

Travel Requirements:

  • This dynamic Job position has a willingness to travel 15% worldwide

If you seize this opportunity, you will be able to develop your international experience and be a part of a great and truly global team.Zimmer offers a wide range of challenging career advancement opportunities and a dynamic work environment. We look forward to receiving your complete application through our homepage.

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Zimmer GmbH
Herr Martin Th. Feusi
Human Resources Manager
Sulzerallee 8
8404 Winterthur
Phone +41 (0) 58.854.81.66

Website https://www.zimmer.com/careers/search/search-and-apply.html?&Resultsperpage=50&lg=EN&mask=zimextus&I

Winterthur / Tessin / Solothurn

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