Procurement Specialist

  • Utilise your strong engineering background in this Commercial Procurement role
  • Work for a manager who is invested in your career development
  • Highbrook location, competitive salary, onsite parking and subsidized cafeteria


We are a company with a consistent growth strategy, providing an expanding range of innovative devices for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The patient is at the forefront of all we do and our people have a true purpose when they come to work each day.


About the role 

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Supply Chain team as a Procurement Specialist under commercials & contract Management function. The Procurement Specialist role is to implement procurement strategies linked to long term business objectives. 


The role is exciting and varied and includes commercials and contracts management, managing cost reduction projects and working collaboratively with key local and global suppliers to add value to the entire supply chain. The key focus initially for this role will be working directly with the business group and supply chain team and is responsible for maintaining uninterrupted supply of materials and Services to various business groups. 


Key Responsibilities and Outcomes 

  • Commercials and Contracts Management of Direct and Indirect procurement. 
  • Driving efficiencies to ensure contracts remain financially viable and delivered on budget 
  • Supporting the business functions by conducting analysis of commercial opportunities 
  • Supporting the Procurement Manager in solving commercial issues that may arise. 
  • Category knowledge, price negotiations, contracts, project management. 
  • Identify internal and external cost drivers to understand our cost structure and leverage strategies where appropriate 
  • Work with key suppliers on new and existing business to deliver productivity gains 


Skills and Experience 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, Engineering preferred 
  • Procurement experience, ideally within the medical device or high-tech design/ manufacturing environments  
  • Knowledge in a variety of procurement categories Electronic & Electromechanical preferable 
  • Advanced negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management abilities 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Sound project management skills and ability to think creatively and strategically 
  • Global commercial awareness 
  • Ability to identify issues and areas for improvement through analysis 
  • Exposure and conceptual understanding of contract law and pricing 
  • Strong commercial acumen and business understanding 
  • Ability to manage both internal and customer relationships 
  • Team orientated, with strong relationship and interpersonal skills  


Company and Culture 

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys seeing results from their efforts and who gains satisfaction from being part of an open and friendly team environment producing innovative medical devices that make a difference to people's lives. 


Our company recognises that innovation is a key ingredient to sustained growth and profitability.  You will reap the rewards of working for an organisation that is focused on growing internationally and acknowledges their people through career opportunities and a great working environment. 


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited is a thriving, cutting-edge medical device company with a wide and growing range of highly innovative healthcare products.  We have manufacturing facilities in New Zealand and Mexico, and sales offices and distributors operating in 120 countries globally.


Apply now!