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Regional Procurement Director – Mexico

Job ID: 7439


Our client is a publicly traded world-class provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery with global operations in over 40 countries.


This role will be responsible for the delivery of strategic and long-term procurement deliverables for the Mexico Region – specifically, it will focus on :

  • Supporting the Regional Operations team in delivering an “End to End” Best In Class Supply Chain Strategy
  • Shaping and delivering company Global Procurement strategy and delivering same within the Mexico region
  • Working with other Regional Operations leaders as part of a vibrant and dynamic cross functional team
  • Developing strategies to build a resilient, compliant and sustainable supply base
  • Driving innovation and value in delivering CIP commitments in line with Company’s strategic plan
  • Working with other Regional Operations leaders as part of a vibrant and dynamic cross functional team
  • Ensuring the region supports the wider sustainability and ESG strategy, and more specifically as it relates to ethical sourcing, science-based targets and mitigating physical and transition risks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Together with the Regional Operations SLT and the Global Procurement SLT shape and set the direction of Company’s overall Procurement strategy.
  • Drive the execution of procurement strategies ensuring local supply chain resiliency, value creation and innovation.
  • Lead local procurement teams – drive performance by developing an inclusive an empowered organization which is constantly developing and adapting to the current and emerging business needs.
  • Develop organization capabilities which can respond to a dynamic business environment. Recruit and maintain high performing procurement professionals.
  • Ensure the development of the procurement team by maintaining objectives, development plans, performance reviews and succession plans for all team members.
  • Ensure the execution of standards, controls, policies, procedures and performance metrics such that that all procurement activity complies with best-in-class benchmarks in delivering a compliant and sustainable supply chain
  • Maintain strong working relationships with critical suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.
  • Ensure suppliers provide access for audits and submit data as required to assess their compliance and progress in supporting Company sustainability objectives and targets.
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure that sourcing strategies gain traction and are successful.
  • Conduct periodic business review meetings with key partners to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential CIP and supply improvement opportunities.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and qualify the next generation of replacement materials, processes and process solutions for product enhancement opportunities.
  • Identify any risks and develop mitigation plans as appropriate
  • Meet current and anticipate and plan for future regulatory requirements

Other Responsibilities

  • Actively drive key talent development through coaching, mentoring, development assignments and other formal / informal actions and systems.
  • Liaise and work with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of strategic procurement programs
  • Ensure that all appropriate requirements of the applicable quality systems are adhered to.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate KPIs (e.g., product plan, project milestones, capital expenditure requirements, strategic programs expenses, carbon footprint, ethical ratings etc.


    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in sourcing, in a Senior Procurement Leadership role, preferably in the Medical Device, Electronics or Automotive industry
    • Knowledge of advanced purchasing and negotiation methods are required
    • Engineering knowledge ideally in a Medical Device or high volume regulated manufacturing environment.
    • A solid understanding of the working knowledge of FDA/ISO/CE Regulatory Requirements, as well as knowledge of Certified Standards.
    • Experience with MRP systems
    • Ability to influence across functions and across multiple supply points globally to achieve objectives.
    • Proven networking skills – must be able to network internally across all functions and externally.
    • Excellent stakeholder management skills: strong knowledge & partnering ability with all business functions
    • Strong influencing , communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in Microsoft Project, Excel, and Visio.
    • Experience working in a matrix organization.
    • Ability to prioritize and make decisions under deadline pressure
    • Teamwork especially in a matrix management organization.


  • Degree Level or Equivalent in relevant subject or demonstrable relevant business experience
  • MBA desirable

Leadership Competencies:


  • Displays integrity, ethics and trust
  • Results-oriented and displays high energy and enthusiasm
  • Holds themselves and other accountable
  • Develops and supports high performing teams
  • Sustainability mindset

Key Relationships / Interfaces:

  • GO SLT and Regional manufacturing Leadership teams
  • Demand Fulfilment and Technical Liaison Teams
  • BU Marketing / R&D teams

Other: Travel as required but at least 30% Position is based Mexico

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