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Sourcing / Procurement Manager (direct materials or finished goods)

Location: Deeside
Company: ConvaTec
Hours: Full time
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At ConvaTec, our vision is to develop pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch. We are a global medical technology business focused on serving people and care givers in the areas of advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion care. We devise, develop and manufacture innovative products and services that support people with deeply personal and challenging medical conditions, helping to improve care for them and giving them greater confidence, freedom and mobility.

We are guided by our five core values, that shape the way we work, every day: Improve Care, Deliver Results, Grow Together, Own It and Do What’s Right. We are a global Group, with over 9,000 employees and in 2019, our Group generated revenues of over $1.827 billion. To learn more about ConvaTec, please visit

Every day, our products improve the lives of millions of people around the world. We’re hugely proud of this, which is why we’re transforming our business to reach millions more. Join us as a Sourcing / Procurement Manager, and you’ll drive progress that really means something.

About the role:

As a Sourcing Manager, you will create maximum value for ConvaTec through the development, execution, and effective management of strategic sourcing plans for finished goods and/or direct materials sourced from external manufacturing partners and/or material suppliers.

You will also be responsible for coordinating and leveraging global procurement finished goods spend.

(While this is a Purchasing position, this role is not responsible for operational purchasing, planning and managing purchase orders. Please consider this when applying).

Your key duties and responsibilities:

  • Strategic Sourcing Plan Development – you will be responsible for engaging the key category stakeholders and facilitating the development of a global strategic sourcing strategy.

  • Procurement - you will identify, select, and contract suppliers.

  • Supplier Management – you will be responsible for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), monitoring and managing supplier performance with respect to cost, quality, delivery timeliness, risk, etc.

  • Continuous Improvement – you will identify and drive the execution of continuous improvement initiatives that will generate value through increase supplier performance or capabilities.

  • Responsibilities extend across the finished goods category - defined as a group or groups of related goods.

  • Responsibilities include sourcing of miscellaneous finished goods and external manufacturing categories/services as assigned

  • In the role, you will create a network of key customers and executive sponsors across manufacturing, quality, regulatory, R&D, engineering, sales, marketing, and finance.

About you:

You have experience in sourcing either direct materials or finished goods, or experience working in a manufacturing productivity improvement role. You may also have experience in an FDA regulated industry.

You are a results-orientated individual who is comfortable in a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment, and you have a strong understanding of financial and cost accounting principles, as well as of the fundamental drivers of improvements across a variety of business areas.

  • Continually strives to achieve the best total value for ConvaTec across all areas of sourcing.

  • Proactively identifies key issues and delivers efficient responses to sourcing and productivity issues.

  • Able to define, oversee and execute business analyses for dealing with complex issues relating to both business process improvement and sourcing opportunities.

  • Able to guide and develop reasoned solutions, recommendations, and means for measuring on going performance.

  • Understanding of complex commodities sourcing strategies and manufacturing processes.

  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and facilitation & influencing skills. Ability to lead, persuade and convince.

  • Researches best practices across a variety of industries and disciplines and translates into relevant actions for improvements within ConvaTec.

  • Displays organizational savvy and knows how to leverage networks to bring information and points of view from different areas both inside and outside the company.

  • Understands the market dynamics and cost drivers in the supply markets/manufacturing environment in their area of responsibility and can articulate an effective sourcing strategy.

  • Ability to analyze pricing proposals and utilize an analytical and fact-based approach to drive negotiations and value generation.

  • Demonstrates highly developed analytical and negotiation skills.

  • Understands, endorses, and practices the formal strategic sourcing methodology and its tools.

  • Creates a network of key customers and executive sponsors across manufacturing, quality, regulatory, R&D, engineering, sales, marketing and finance.


  • B.S. or B.A. required. Professional certification (CPM, CIPS, EIPM, Lean Six Sigma) and/or MBA are highly desirable.

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft excel/software tools to analyse data and identify and solve complex problems.

  • A sound understanding of financial and cost accounting principles, resource planning and allocation.

  • Possess significant analytical problem-solving ability. Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex problems, incorporating data gathered from a variety of sources.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience, at multiple levels within the company using a variety of formats, presentations, emails, leading meetings, face to face, etc.

  • Experience managing cross-functional and cross-business projects within a matrix business environment, including an understanding of the barriers to change and how to overcome them.

  • Demonstrated ability to define a strategy and translate it into actionable plans and then manage these plans through to implementation.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a global environment, working across borders, cultures, and languages.

  • Understands how to create and apply new approaches and methodologies to solving business problems.

  • Able to promote and foster new ideas and strategies among internal and external customers.

Our ambitions will bring the very best out in you. You’ll be pushed to aim higher and really own your work. You’ll be encouraged and supported to make things happen, too. It can be challenging. But, as the progress you make will help improve the lives of millions, it’ll be worth it.

This is stepping up to a challenge.

This is work that’ll move you.


ConvaTec provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: ConvaTec is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any ConvaTec employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of ConvaTec. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

If you are an active employee at ConvaTec, please do not apply here. Go to the Career Worklet on your Workday home page and View "ConvaTec Internal Career Site - Find Jobs". Thank you!
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