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Obsolescence Manager - Stafford, TX

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Stafford
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company: KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. (KSEA) Job Code: 13175 Pay Grade: US-B17 Salary Range: $84,800 - $135,250 Description KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG based in Tuttlingen, Germany, is a family-owned, global company committed to benefiting humanity by advancing medical technology through innovation and education. For more than 75 years, KARL STORZ has been dedicated to earning its international reputation as a leader that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness.The Obsolescence Manager is part of the Continuous Improvement team to independently, as central and neutral control body, support obsolescent material efforts. These efforts will directly support KARL STORZ North America manufacturing entities including KSE, KSI, KSEA-OR1 and align with all global manufacturing plants' efforts (KST, KSVEE). The Manager will consolidate details and requirements into the AMSYS database to proactively anticipate obsolescence mitigation needs of electronic materials and components, aided by the centralized software utilized across all manufacturing and distribution entities.The Obsolescence Manager controls/coordinates the required activities in close cooperation with the component-level responsible personnel within and externally to the organization. This highly-experienced professional will work as part of the Sustaining Program Management network to provide leadership and oversight to the proactive obsolescence monitoring and mitigation processes.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:--- Monitoring the obsolescence status of electronic components utilizing a central, multi-site database. o Preparation and maintenance of the database. o Ensure that all current products with the BOM's are/are transferred to AMSYS o Coordination of measures for obsolete, PDN Issued and NRND components SC/Purchasing (discussion at component level) o Checking the relevance and obsolescence status of components that are not automatically assigned, checking for alternatives with engineering--- Initiation, coordination, and follow-up of reactive and proactive measures in close cooperation with the departments of the manufacturing plants (Engineering COEs, Product Management, SCM/purchasing, Repair, Production)--- Prepare and present economic feasibility studies to review and decision joint mitigation plans on proposed resolutions o Detailed analyzes in preparation for a pro-active obsolescence management via replacement, last time buy, re-design as potential solutions o Checking the required quantities based on the forecast figures (Global Demand Planning) and the production planning of the locations, in particular KSI (estimation of the range and any LTB quantities)--- Target group-specific reporting of the obsolescence status and identification of the need for action--- Modeling, development, and harmonization of cross-departmental processes of reactive, proactive, and strategic obsolescence nature--- Preparation of the presentation (status, need for action, ...) for the bi-weekly GSCM meeting--- Continuous optimization and improvement of tracking, reporting and proactive mitigation capabilities II. Minimum Knowledge, Education and Skill Requirements RequiredEducation:--- Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field--- P.E. license in USA--- 10 years engineering and component-level design experience--- 21 CFR Part 820 knowledge--- Completed studies with additional business focus or comparable qualification--- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptedKnowledge and Skills:--- Comprehensive methodical and analytical skills that make it possible to disseminate complex problems quickly and comprehensively, to define a solution and to implement this until the problem is solved--- Relevant knowledge of electronic components, their life cycles and distribution channels, ideally in medical technology or related applications--- Experience in ERP systems (SAP)--- Experience in the creation, harmonization of operational processes--- Expert level: MS Office programs, especially EXCEL--- Demonstrated open and honest communication style with superiors, teammates, and project partners--- Ability to give and receive constructive feedback--- Team and integration skills--- Assertiveness, Creativity, Initiative--- Demonstrated focus on tangible results--- Excellent organizational skillsPreferredEducation:--- Experience in medical technology--- Completed studies with a technical, business focus for a master's degree or comparable qualification--- Further training / certificates in the field of obsolescence managementKnowledge and Skills:--- Relevant knowledge of electronic components and their life cycles--- Comprehensive knowledge of obsolescence management and applicable standard: DIN EN 62402--- ISO 13485, ISO 9001and applicable safety and compliance standards such as EN 60601; EN 62348--- Knowledge or exposure to: MDR (EU2017/745); EMC (2014/303EU); RED; WEEE; MD (2006/42/EC); eIFU; RoHS 2--- Practical experience in dealing with component databases of electronic components--- SAP PRD and P71 experience#LI-NM1Pay Transparency The salary range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member's base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role. Credentialing requirements at KARL STORZ KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements. Employee Benefits Program Overview for U.S. Locations

  • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
  • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time*
  • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave**
  • 401K retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee's first 6% contribution
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
  • We prepay your tuition up to $5,200 per year! - Tuition preimbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
  • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
  • And much more! *Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law.Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program. **To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee's job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures. Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Statement KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices, and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at TaleoAdministrator@karlstorz.com. Notice to Employment Agencies This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by KARL STORZ's Human Resources team. Human Resources will reach out to our preferred, contracted agency partners in the rare instance additional talent options are required. Your respect for this process is appreciated. KARL STORZ does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. Resumes received which were unsolicited by the KARL STORZ Human Resources department will be ineligible for referral fees.

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