Hologic Purchasing Superintendent CR in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Purchasing Superintendent CR

Post Date Dec 21, 2018


  • Able to supervise buyers and clerical positions

  • Capable to negotiate with suppliers.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications


  • Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or equivalent


  • Five years in purchasing, materials or similar positions, preferable experience on the medical (or other regulated) industry.

Specialized Knowledge (Desirable):

  • Strong knowledge of computer software and hardware including Supply chain systems (ERP, MRP)

  • Knowledge of budget management.

  • Advanced English

  • Microsoft Office

  • Oracle

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work. Identify and prioritize problems and drive them to resolution.

  • Lead the purchasing team (1:1s, supervision, mentoring, coaching, guidance, development)

  • Evaluate and review subordinate performance via goal-setting and the performance review process

  • Assist buyers on solving day to day issues with buyers and suppliers.

  • Track Corporate initiatives execution (Spend analytics, Commodity teams, payment terms, contracts)

  • Ensure robust procurement processes and systems are in place.

  • Develop robust negotiation strategies.

  • Develop & implement a Contract management system

  • Execute actions to achieve at least 5% cost reduction on materials (VIP, Negotiations)

  • Manage procurement activities (supplier development, selection, quoting process, contracting, PO management) for products and services from development to retirement.

  • Responsible for the supply of component required to support the production plan.

  • Participate in a cross functional NPI team to achieve product goals related to cost, time to market and quality.

  • Ensure vendor’s supply chain and materials market trends are constantly monitored to avoid supply interruption.

  • Lead Supplier Business Reviews process for key suppliers.

  • Ensure proper communications and liaison between suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers.

  • Develop and implement strategies to reduce standard cost and optimize company’s cash flow.

  • Develop and implement strategies to increase inventory turns.

  • Responsible to negotiate contracts and monitor their progress.