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Smith & Nephew.

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Description ABOUT US Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals inmore than 100 countriesin their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking apioneering approachto the design of ouradvanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems. We have leadership positions in: \u00b7Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders \u00b7Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds \u00b7Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint \u00b7Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have around15,000 employeesaround the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are\u00a0traded on the London Stock Exchangeand throughAmerican Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange(LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN) SUMMARY Coordinates the execution of internal and external procurement of kanban requirement as forecasted\/calculated, Monitors inventory levels and determines component availability to support the production\/kanban plan. Fulfills Quality System requirements as described within the Quality System. Complies with all health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and job hazard assessments applicable to specified job activities including medical evaluations as required by job function. Essential Job Functions Create shop and purchase orders to support the production plan and forecast. Maintain status and accurate delivery schedules on all open orders. Create and maintain Kanban within database. Work with Purchasing and Commodity Managers in development of Kanban suppliers.\u00a0 Purchase standard manufacturing components from established vendors for assigned product responsibilities. Ensure materials purchase will be done on a timely basis and all business transactions are conducted with Smith & Nephew, Inc. ethical standards.\u00a0 Obtain necessary signature authorizations prior to placing purchase order with suppliers and conform to department and company procedures.\u00a0 Expedite and de-expedite open purchase orders as required to meet both production schedules and inventory objectives.\u00a0 Be responsible for individual, as well as, site inventory goals and objectives as they relate to assigned product responsibilities.\u00a0 Determine inventory impact of ECO\u2019s and plan implementation so as to minimize obsolescence. Assist the purchasing manager in resolution of supplier problems.\u00a0 Coordinate procurement forecast and delivery schedules between suppliers, production floor, warehouse and Planning. Assist Kanban and\/or consignment supplier with the development of safety stock, delivery (Kanban trigger) size and frequency of shipment.\u00a0 Maintain Material Master Integrity and accuracy for all assigned products, including ECO creating and monitoring of obsolete items.\u00a0 Provide direction and coordination to Associate Planner.\u00a0 Perform other related duties as assigned.\u00a0 Scope Of Position Responsibilities: For Supervision: May provide direction to Associate Planner. Mays assist Purchasing Agent or Manger on supplier issues. For Internal and External Relationships\u00a0Frequent contact with other departments and outside suppliers. For Organization Influence\u00a0Provides analysis and recommendations. Limits of Authority\u00a0Decisions referred to Manufacturing Director. Qualifications REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and\/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and\/or EXPERIENCE: \u2022 Bachelor\u2019s Degree in Business or related field \u2022 OR Associate\u2019s Degree and two years of experience \u2022 OR equivalent combination of education and experience. \u2022 Some MRP experience preferred \u2022 Lean experience preferred \u2022 Tier 1 ERP system experience (SAP, Oracle, JDE, etc.) preferred \u2022 CPIM\/CPM certification preferred

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The Group has a history dating back 160 years to the family enterprise of Thomas James Smith who opened a small pharmacy in Hull, England in 1856. On his death in 1896, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over the management of the business.A few days after the declaration of World War 1 in 1914, Horatio Nelson Smith (the nephew of the company founder T. J Smith) met with an envoy of the French President in London. The company was awarded a contract to supply £350,000 of surgical and field dressings, to be delivered in five months. By the late 1990s, Smith & Nephew had expanded into being a diverse healthcare conglomerate with operations across the globe, including various medical devices, personal care products and traditional and pioneering woundcare treatments. In 1998, Smith & Nephew announced a major restructuring to focus management attention and investment on three business units — wound management, endoscopy and orthopaedics— which offered high growth and margin opportunities.

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