Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Modis
  • Mountain View, CA, USA
  • May 09, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Job Summary

This is for a seasoned Senior Procurement Specialist. This is a key contributor position, supporting the production ramp-up of our paradigm changing MRI-guided radiation therapy system. We are looking for a high energy, exceptionally qualified materials professional, with a proven track record of successes in launching new products into the supply chain, driving aggressive cost reductions, while ensuring reliable, high quality supply. Initially an individual contributor position, the successful candidate will have some leadership experience with expectations of further growth and potential for an expanded leadership role. This position reports to the Director of Procurement.


  • Uses MRP and other tools and information to forecast and procure materials necessary to meet the build plan and fulfill assigned materials requirements
  • Assumes role of as the manager of the ViewRay-Supplier contract and Supply Agreement, and acts as gatekeeper of the overall supplier relationship within the company
  • Works with engineering & quality teams to procure new products and implement product changes within the supply base
  • Participates in supplier audits, helps identify, track and manage supplier quality issues, and supports activities and processes to drive corrective actions
  • Performs cost analysis including optimum purchase quantities, total cost of purchase, and other related analyses
  • Leads or supports pricing negotiations; participates in development of supply agreements and procurement contracts
  • Supports selection and qualification of new suppliers
  • Supports development, negotiations/implementation of major cost reduction initiatives within their assigned supplier base
  • Follows all procurement and quality system related procedures and processes to ensure full compliance to company, regulatory and legal requirements

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a technical degree preferred; MBA highly desirable
  • 7+ years’ experience as a purchasing professional with a minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership responsibilities
  • Dedicated to the mission of improving peoples’ lives by developing game changing tools in the fight against cancer
  • The candidate must have a high level of personal integrity, honesty and commitment to embrace established procedures and best practices
  • Strong professional and leadership presence; clear ability to effectively manage the supplier relationship up to the VP/executive level, and with the ability to clearly articulate the company vision and mission and flow-down requirements and expectations for high quality materials supply
  • Must be able to excel in a team environment and have the ability to coordinate activities among engineering, service, installation, quality, accounting & supplier stakeholders
  • Experience working in medical capital equipment companies, including both large organizations and start-ups
  • Experience in a fast-pace NPI environment and especially with products containing a high degree of technical content
  • Working level competence with MRP systems, report writers, PLM systems and other related tools and databases
  • Direct experience and history of successes using continuous improvement tools to achieve operational efficiencies and cost reductions; training/competence in Lean, Six Sigma or other related methodologies highly desired
  • Experience in pricing negotiations, outsourcing activities, and international supply chain development
  • Experience working with third party logistics providers, multiple inventory locations and spare parts depots
  • Candidate should possess working level understanding of purchasing and materials requirements within an ISO 13485 or FDA regulated environment
  • Requires excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • May be required to travel up to 40%

Personal Interactions

  • Creative, flexible, and collaborative in approach to technical problem solving
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at a variety of technical levels
  • Ability to work effectively as part of the diverse team including physicists, scientists, and engineers in a fast-paced environment

ViewRay provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status or genetic information.

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