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Supplier Operations Manager

Job Location Saint Paul, Minnesota Job ID 2019-9615 Apply

Overview


The Supplier Operations Manager will be responsible for managing supplier profitability, delivery, and cost. In addition, the supplier operations manager will be oversee supplier negotiation, contract administration, supplier profitability for special market segment in dental. This individual will collaborate with category management, demand planning, sales, legal and regulatory and executive team to achieve the business units objectives and goals.

The position will report into the VP of Marketing and lead five to seven employees.


Responsibilities


Supplier Operations Manager Responsibilites:

  • Analyze all aspect of Patterson Dental operations to identify new opportunities and trends to improve supply chain performance, create technology-enabled tools, and improve the customer experience
  • Develops and maintains a sourcing plan that coordinates the sourcing and contract management activities within assigned categories to deliver targeted benefits.
  • Lead the development of procurement cost reduction activities for Patterson Dental’s products purchased from local country and international suppliers.
  • Conduct comprehensive spend analysis to identify, prioritize and execute cost saving opportunities.
  • Develop and implement cost evaluation tools (e.g. total landed cost) and ongoing metrics.
  • Evaluates key supplier performance and applies sustainable counter measures and actions in order to facilitate improvement.
  • Oversees the monitoring of critical business wide metrics and the coordination of cross-functional work teams to significantly increase effectiveness of supply chain and cost and contract admin initiatives.
  • Responsible for process improvements and lead projects on time and within budget.
  • Engages the senior management of key suppliers to initiate appropriate major improvement programs to achieve and sustain high levels of performance.
  • Oversee periodic business reviews with suppliers to drive profitability, operational improvements through negotiation, relationship building and innovation.
  • Evaluates contract compliance and advises others on contractual rights and obligations.
  • Perform reconciliation and analysis of accounting information for complex suppliers and customers.
  • Communicate regularly with suppliers, sales team, and operations team to build relationships and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and analytical skills.
  • Communicate accurate and timely status of requests, issues, risks and scope changes.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and reports all activities and matters relating to supplier performance.
  • Other supplier operations manager duties as assigned.

Talent Management:

  • Encourage the growth of all direct and indirect reports through skill development and goal setting.
  • Hold direct reports accountable for meeting performance standards and departmental performance goals.
  • Mentor staff, measure performance, and complete regular performance reviews.
  • Resolve employee issues in an effective and consistent manner.


Qualifications


Supplier Operations Manager Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field.
  • Minimum of five years of sourcing, purchasing, supply chain or contract administration experience.
  • Strong experience with SAP, Vistex, MS Office Suite.
  • Strong Project Management experience and skills required.
  • Cross functional team management and facilitation skills.
  • Superior ability to influence and build relationships (both internally and externally).
  • Strong negotiation skills and leadership skills; ability to lead large scale, complex projects.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; demonstrated data analysis capability.
  • Excellent problem solving, strategic thinking, planning and project management capabilities.
  • Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, tight deadlines and client expectations.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management competencies.
  • Ability to communicatie effectively both verbally and written.

Supplier Operations Manager Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Six Sigma Certification preferred.

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

 

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