Product / Project Manager - Supply Chain

Job Ref: J23191
Sector: Engineering
Sub-sector: Medical Devices
Date Added: 23 August 2017
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • £40,000 - £60,000 per Annum
  • Laith Mustafa
  • 0161 868 2231

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Operational Product Manager - Manchester - £CompetitiveSRG are currently recruiting for an Operational Product Manager to join a Global Medical Device manufacturer in the Manchester area on a permanent basis at a competitive salary & benefits package, depending on experience.The Operational Product Manager acts as the liaison and interface to achieve operational success for instrumentation (medical device hardware) in a project or operational product related environment.The company has a broad portfolio of hardware from sample preparation automation to cyclers or gene-sequencers and assoc. spare parts in a regulated market, which are produced externally at contract manufactures. The Operational Product Manager is expected to coordinate and improve the life cycle management of the company's automation portfolio with internal and external parties throughout the entire product lifecycle. The Operational Product Manager Instrumentation will support new product implementations coordinating between suppliers, marketing, SAP integration, QA and purchasing. The Operational Product Manager Instrumentation will drive product changes which need to be assessed with the planning teams in terms of stocking strategies ensuring full compliance with regulatory laws and understanding of regulatory implications to software and/or consumables. Operational Product Manager Instrumentation takes the lead in supply chain related projects, integration of new products through an acquisition, supplier changes or the decision to establish a late stage manufacturing in emerging markets including make or buy decisions or new refurbishment strategies. Main tasks (primary responsibilities) of the position * Leads/Supports Projects in the Supply Chain and partner management environment for Instrumentation (Medical devices) during acquisitions, new product introduction and supplier set up, product changes, supply chain changes or phase out decisions o Assures Operational deliverables are considered such as Inventory ramp up, drives decision for Long Time Buys and supports re-design decisions with Operational Costing, Regulatory status coordination, material / supplier set up (SAP) etc.o Leads After Sales Supply Chain Projects (i.e. building new refurbishment strategies)* May lead a cross functional team for product management and integration across the different product categories - software/hardware/reagents * Strives for a continues improvement along the value chain for instrumentation and proposes cost and or value optimization initiatives * Represents Operations interests in sourcing decisions (including make or buy) as well in acquisition related activities (pre and post-acquisition)o Defines the service delivery expectations * Central interface of Operations to the Business Areas (Product Management, R&D, Lifecycle management) Position requirements, qualifications and experiences* University degree in Scientific or Technical subject* Experience of working in a scientific or technical industry with an understanding of economics* Solid experience in leading supply chain/product management projects in an global environment * Advanced Communication, Coordination and Presentation skills* Experience in Medical Device Industry is desirable* Experience in SAP or other ERP systems as a plus* Process Optimization (i.e. Lean / Six Sigma) experience * Able to work in a highly matrixed organization as well as independently * A good command of the English languageFor more information, please call Laith Mustafa on 0161 868 2231 or email

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.