Instrument Buyer

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 4971


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

Maintain and establish supplier partnerships for Surgical Instrumentation. Procures instruments as suggested through ERP system data to achieve Business unit objectives of requisite quality, optimum price and delivery, with minimal inventory investment.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Evaluates and executes MRP data for optimal procurement ensuring inventory levels that meet required service levels.
•    Performs actual procurement function to include faxing, phoning, mail, electronic transmission (EDI), or e-mailing of purchase orders.
•    Maintains continual supplier contact to ensure delivery commitments are kept.
•    Promotes the Supplier Managed Inventory concept and provides suppliers with the data to manage inventories according to Teleflex established target levels.
•    Troubleshoots and expedites any discrepancy relating to purchase orders, deliveries, pricing, and quality.
•    Participates in MRB to resolve NCMRs, SCARs, and CAPAs.
•    Investigates and evaluates new sources of supply to meet Market demands.
•    Supports quality and cost savings initiatives.
•    Plans and prepares formal request for quote packages for instruments.  Evaluates RFQs received back with Manager, for awarding business.
•    Brings a creative approach to Supplier Partnerships to optimize resources on both ends while eliminating non-value added activities.
•    Achieves Departmental and Business Unit objectives and supports Global purchasing strategies.
•    Participates in contract as well as price negotiations with Manager.
•    Create and maintain SOPs as required.
•    Maintain item and vendor master parameters in ERP system to minimize excess inventory and backorders through regular review of historical and actual data, available forecasts and discussions with Sales, Marketing, Demand Planning, and Distribution.
•    Provide system-generated reports and spread sheet analyses as required to support the business.
•    Evaluates ERP system for enhancements, working directly with Manager for possible implementation.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related discipline from a four-year college or university.
•    3-5 years in Purchasing, Materials Management, Supply Chain or equivalent experience.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Thorough knowledge of ERP including inter-functional relationships, purchasing techniques and laws.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong skills in, oral and written communication.
•    Self-motivated, customer focused, results oriented, and bottom line driven.
•    Experience in Reusable Instrument purchasing and blueprint reading preferred.
•    CPIM and/or CPM certification preferred.
•    SAP and APO experience preferred.
•    Comprehensive understanding of MS Office suite.
•    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently.
•    Strong analytical skills.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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