US, US, OH - West Carrollton

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Location: OH - West Carrollton

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Job Description

Looking for a self-starter with skills in process development to be in charge of purchasing in a start-up environment. This position will support manufacturing of a brand new technology, and be responsible for developing the processes to maintain supply, throughput, and speed of customer fulfillment. This position will also support the transfer of manufacturing and relocate to NuVasive’s Manufacturing Facility in West Carrolton, Ohio, over the next 18 months. Think like an owner, act with an entrepreneurial spirit while utilizing your curiosity and analytical skills to create a significant impact in an exciting work environment.

This position supports a worldwide sales force through procurement and inventory management. You will manage all aspects of purchasing including sourcing, negotiating, supplier development, and implementation of short and long term agreements. Key responsibilities include working within a cross-functional team who owns bringing new product to market and product transitions. Supplier management will be maintained by leading regular order review meetings and driving closure of action items, maintaining a balance of supply and demand while meeting company cost, lead time and inventory objectives.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or Operations

Or bachelor’s degree in related field and 2+ years procurement experience

Excel proficiency including pivot tables, vlookups, if/or statements

Experience in MRP systems, preferably SAP

Customer-first mentality

Accurate with word processing (Word), and power point. Competency in navigating the Internet.

Willingness to travel, and relocate within 18 months to NuVasive’s Manufacturing facility in West Carrolton, Ohio

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in highly regulated procurement, high mix low volume

Act as a strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross-functional Product Development Teams which include Marketing, Development, Quality, Supply Chain and Manufacturing (i.e. identify project’s risks and opportunities; plan, coordinate and communicate purchasing activities to upper management; track projects progress and product to launch)

Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects at one time in a fast-paced environment and pay superior attention to detail; prioritize projects to company top 3 and/or other critical objectives

Ability to read and understand at a high level BOMs any relevant technical document with an understanding of basic manufacturing processes

Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills; experience managing procurement through long term agreements.

Participate in Continuous Improvements (i.e. productivity actions, best practice, etc.).

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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