Instrument Buyer

Date: Mar 26, 2023

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 7136


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

The Instrument Buyer will optimize the use of company assets in the acquisition of assigned group purchased Finished Goods, while adhering to company policies and trade laws.  The incumbent will meet corporate goals and objectives through the acquisition of up-to-date knowledge about market conditions and trends, formulating strategies to ensure quality and continuity of supply.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Assist with the development of the annual inventory/procurement investment plan to meet corporate objectives for Inventory, Service, and Supplier Performance Levels.
•    Lead purchased Finished Good material improvement initiations (i.e., cost reductions, supplier consolidation, blanket orders, inventory turns).
•    Participates in contract negotiations with Manager, Instrument Sourcing.
•    Participates in MRB to resolve NCMRs, CAPAs, and SCARs.
•    Coordinate operational and strategic supplier tools such as Vendor Managed Inventory, Supplier drop ships, EDI, etc.
•    Ensure availability of product to support Sales forecasts and market demands.
•    Be active in influencing and/or taking the lead role in ongoing supply chain activities and functions while developing improvements to improve service level.
•    Performs as required the preparation, distribution, and review of formal RFQs to ensure continuity of supply and the support of improvement initiatives.
•    Sourcing – review MRP purchase requirements; analyze for quantity, specifications, and delivery.  Identify or develop sources, request pricing and delivery capabilities, select suppliers and place purchase orders.
•    Maintain item and vendor master parameter/information in the 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 spreadsheet analyses to assist other functions with decision making by analyzing and defining the required data and/or creating the report or coordinating with the IT team.
•    Maintain constant contact with external supplier base, as well as, internal customers and constituents; placing a premium on good relationships with Sales, Engineering, Marketing, Customer Service, Distribution, Finance, and QA/RA.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    BS/BA in business or technical discipline or 5 years of relevant experience.
•    Minimum of 5 years experience in either Purchasing or Materials Management. 
•    CPIM and/or CPM certification desired.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Comprehensive understanding of MS Office suite. 
o    Advanced skills in utilizing Excel Vlookup and Pivot Tables preferred.
•    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently.
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Thorough knowledge of ERP, inter-functional relationships, purchasing techniques, and laws.  
•    Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong skills in, leadership, oral and written communication, and spreadsheet analysis capability.  
•    Experience in metals purchasing and blueprint reading preferred. 
•    Experienced in medical device purchasing or FDA-regulated products preferred.

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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