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20 Oct 2020

Full-Time Indirect Sourcing and Productivity Manager

Accuray Inc. – Posted by Accuray Inc. Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

This position is responsible for managing indirect sourcing activities across Accuray, and for coordinating COGS productivity across Global Operations.  They will be responsible for driving cost control efforts on all Indirect OPEX spend buckets and managing overall COGS and INV productivity efforts. As a key member of the GSC leadership team, this individual will support process excellence and process compliance efforts as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for owning indirect sourcing activities across Accuray, and for coordinating all productivity activity within GOPS.
  • Develops and delivers on annual plan and areas of concentration for cost reduction for indirect material, as well as consolidation of corporate services.
  • For all indirect spend; develops and maintains strong supplier relationships, ensures corporate integration of cost controls and policy compliance, leads cross functional collaboration, provides negotiation support, and manages the overall corporate indirect spend.
  • Supports cross functional departments with supplier negotiation, contract execution, purchase requisition training for services and indirect material spend. Drives cross-functional project implementation, controls, and training for indirect material sourcing activities, as well as providing related corporate-wide communication and direction.
  • Collaborates with FP&A and Finance to develop a pipeline for future projects for OPEX services and indirect spend.
  • Manages and develops global team to achieve corporate goals and ensure uninterrupted flow of high quality, cost-competitive goods and services to support all departments and support operations.
  • Directs and leads the corporate PEP initiative, as well as, corporate communications of status, project pipeline, and necessary workflows.
  • Drives and leads overall COGs and inventory productivity efforts.
  • Effectively collaborates within the Supply Chain department to leverage the Company’s ERP functionality as it relates to supply chain and logistics processes, and supplier performance by developing smart KPIs and dashboards that provide business intelligence.
  • Collaboration with the Supply Chain and Logistics teams for supplier development.  supplier surveillance and establishing performance metrics.
  • Supports supplier data integrity, develop process and procedures to support regulatory approvals (i.e., SBA, Business Continuity, audits, etc.) etc.).


a. Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business Management or another related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Finance, business process, or data integration industries.
  • Ability to effectively navigate formal and informal communication and decision-making channels across all levels of a matrixed organization to deliver results. Ability to work on multiple, concurrent issues of diverse scope with diverse project teams of varying size.
  • Ability to develop and deliver clear, crisp communications (written and verbal) that are customized to the needs of different audiences, ensuring timely and relevant communication.
  • Highly effective in core competencies linked to the CEO Mindset to include team collaboration, professional presence, self-awareness, communications, continuous improvement/change agent, decision making, engagement, accountability, and financial discipline.
  • Strong business acumen, organizational skills, project execution skills, influencing and communication skills.
  • Ability to see the big picture and able to synthesize, analyze, and draw insights from large data sets to inform the best path forward.
  • Strong business curiosity, understanding of the full Integrated Supply Chain and business operations, with the ability to be change agent.
  • Ability to implement project in a multicultural environment across the global company platform.
  • Some travel, domestic, may be required.

b. Preferred or Desired:

  • PMP, APCIS, LEAN, Six Sigma Certification and/or advanced degree MBA.
  • Experience managing projects involving external collaborators within; multicultural, cross business units, different time zones and or countries.
  • Industry experience and knowledge of medical device and regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrated performance for delivering high profile, productive, and profitable project solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing.

EEO Statement

At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top — and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin – including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 52 days.

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