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100841_MYS - Manager II, Procurement Job

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Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Penang, 14, MY

Company: Boston Scientific

Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose -- improving lives through your life’s work.

Purpose Statement

Lead the Asia Pacific Indirect Sourcing Team to drive ongoing cost improvements, supplier management and supplier programs in alignment with regional priorioties and in support of the Global Indirect Sourcing Strategy.


Key Responsiblities

  • Responsible for designing, hiring and developing the Asia Pacific Sourcing Team to address over $200M in Indirect Spend
  • Responsible for the sourcing process of Indirect goods and services in the Asia Pacific Region and for driving cost reductions to meet business targets
  • Drive cooperation with business, financial and all functional business owners, as well as Finance, Legal, Audit, Risk, Security, etc
  • Drive utilization of Global Indirect Sourcing Tools and Process: eRFPs, Contract Database, 7-step Sourcing Process, Savings tracking and reporting, etc
  • Facilitate new contract development and reconstruct sub-optimal, existing contracts
  • Leads to strengthen and standardize regional Procurement policy and SOP. Provide leadership to Sourcing Teams to drive fact base souricng decisions and results through utilization of pricing, specification, total cost and demand optimization
  • Provides guidance to business stakeholders to achieve goals in accordance with established policies
  •  Aligns with Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Team and Global Indirect Sourcing Leadership Team on both short-term and long-term sustainable organization strategies and priorities.
  • Lead and coach regional category managers work closely with global category managers, develop key category strategies, supplier segmentation, strategic supplier relationship management, tail spend management, stakeholder engagements and identify solid project/saving pipeline. Conduct benchmarking projects and analysis to determine best in class opportunities
  • Report accomplishments and communicate initiatives and other issues to leadership and within Asia Pacific Business Team
  • As the most important program for Global Indirect Sourcing in 2018/2019, myBuy (using SAP Ariba platform) will be launched in end 2019 as 2nd wave of global deployment.  The qualified candidate, he/she will act as a core team member of the Program for the region, collaborates with GBS program lead, Accounting lead and market key stakeholders to develop timeline, actions towards category management approach and robust procurement processes for the region.


Management Requirements

  • Will lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements)


Job Scope and Leveling Guidelines

Scope : Accomplishes results through professional specialist employees or subordinate managers and supervisors who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. Provides direction and monitors progress toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; monitors company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability; monitors external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility. Subject to approval, modifies the organizational structure of centralized functions and units.  Often responsible for managing a staff function of the company.

Supervision Received : Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work is reviewed by senior management in terms of meeting the organization’s objectives and schedules.

Supervision Provided : Provides direction and guidance to professional specialist employees or subordinate managers and supervisors. Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Manages, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods, and staffing. Evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates.

Job Complexity :Works on issues of large and diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires expert knowledge of area of expertise and in-depth understanding of organizational objectives. Implements strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.  In some instances, this manager may be responsible for managing a staff function and may not have subordinate managers.
Policy Involvement : Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect immediate subordinate organizational units and may have company-wide effect.  Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned or related functions or groups.

Operations Involvement/Direct Work Involvement : Functions as an advisor to subordinates supervisors or staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.  Develops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.  Investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments.

Project Involvement : Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational unit.  Defines projects based on identified strategies and goals. Manages projects of moderate to large scope including schedules, costs and resources. May lead or participate in cross-functional teams.

Planning and Organization : Creates mid-  to long-range plans to carry out objectives established by top management. Develops and calculates a budget for a department or group to meet organizational goals; forecasts future departmental needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures; recommends or modifies the structure of organizational units or a centralized functional activity subject to senior management approval.

Impact : Assignments are expressed in the form of objectives; makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management. Exerts influence in the development of overall strategy, objectives and long-range goals of the organization.  Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in critical delays and modifications to projects or operations; cause substantial expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds; and may jeopardize future business activity.

Influence and Leadership : Develops and communicates a vision for the organizational unit assigned. Builds consensus for operating goals that are in alignment with the division. Provides leadership to assigned staff and supervisors by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives.

Liaison  : Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, equivalent level managers, and/or customers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units or customers and the company.  Conducts briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning operational decisions, scheduling requirements, or contractual clarifications.

About Us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

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