Are you looking for a rewarding career where your contributions truly make a difference? Then this opportunity may be for you. Working at Vispero you will be part of a global team known for being the world’s leading assistive technology providers for the blind and visually impaired. Vispero brands include Enhanced Vision, AI Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, The Paciello Group and Interactive Accessibility. All Vispero brands have a long history of developing innovative solutions that enrich people’s lives by helping them reach their full potential.
As the Manager of Procurement for Enhanced Vision you will have the opportunity to contribute to our overall mission by providing leadership and direction for our procurement team. The ideal candidate will have the ability to build an environment based on industry best practices in procurement processes, tools and systems aimed at optimizing assurance of supply.
Skills, Experience, and Competencies
Oral & Written Communication
Organization & Planning
In collaboration with engineering, influence supplier and material selection for direct materials that optimize component specifications, cost and availability.
Drive material cost reduction programs through direct negotiation and value engineering.
In collaboration with contract manufacturer, identify opportunities to drive cost reductions in both material and MVA.
Define & specify processes, tools & systems used in operations overhead functions. Ensures current processes are in-line with industry standards, trends and practices and are cost competitive.
Helps drive MRP implementations related to procurement and inventory management.
Provides overall guidance and direction to procurement team for full range of process improvements.
Day to day management of the procurement team including mentoring, performance management and development of employees.
Accountable for operational performance and results pertaining to procurement as measured by KPI’s (e.g. industry standard & custom metrics).
Responsible for Demand Planning based on Sales Forecast.
Participates in short and long-term planning for assigned area (e.g. systems implementations and product transitions).
Ensures that all issues are escalated and communicated as appropriate in accordance with policy and procedures including providing an early warning of potential issues and plan to mitigate/avoid.
Accountable for overall management of contract manufacture including cost setting & capabilities to meet internal and external needs & expectations, operating efficiently and cost effectively.
Interacts seamlessly with executive level management within Vispero on matters of significance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Role may require travel to contract manufacturer and supplier sites overseas.
Advanced technical degree or MBA desirable
Five – 10 Years in Procurement Leadership position required
APICS Certification a plus
Advanced user level of Excel Spreadsheets
Microsoft Suite and other ERP or MRP systems
If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to email@example.com.