TransEnterix, Inc.
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Full Time

The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for leadership and execution of purchasing and supplier management activities for TransEnterix globally. This role will partner with manufacturing and planning to procure required manufacturing raw materials and procured inventory. This position will lead the buyer team and work to continuously improve purchasing methods and proficiency through proactive leadership and cross-functional collaboration.


  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing activities and strategies for the company globally
  • Track and report purchasing related KPIs
  • Drive supplier negotiations for existing and new suppliers, including evaluating of new suppliers based on quality, cost, service, availability, and reliability
  • Partner with product development and engineering on supplier selection.
  • Develop key supplier relationships/partnerships
  • Negotiate with suppliers to maximize payment terms and minimize material costs
  • Team up with Quality to drive supplier approval process
  • Monitor and optimize supplier performance through proactive analysis
  • Drive adherence to and continuous improvement of procurement processes
  • Partner with global manufacturing partners as required to optimize cost control
  • Assess, manage and mitigate supply-related risks by working with suppliers to determine solutions
  • Find and assess new suppliers as required
  • Partner with R&D and Engineering to monitor and incorporate NPI and engineering changes into all plans
  • All Other Essential Duties as directed


  • Bachelor's Degree in operations, supply chain or related field
  • 5+ years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with medical device products/processes strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated success in purchasing leadership in a manufacturing environment
  • Extensive supplier management experience required
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with MRP systems
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management, CPM, CPSM or APICS preferred
  • Proficient with data acquisition and analysis methods
  • Global procurement experience required
  • Excellent written verbal communication skills
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