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Smith & Nephew is seeking a Project Director in Memphis, TN.

Manage the execution of EM/IM strategic sourcing projects related to the manufacture of advanced surgical devices. Ensure adherence to project timelines and identify opportunities to accelerate time-to-market while maintaining project deliverables. Coordinate and implement instrument transfer strategic projects, with a special focus on moves to emerging and low cost markets. Identify and implement continuous improvements related to the methods, tools and processes used in EM/IM Operations, including project scheduling, resource management, design controls, regulatory compliance, design for manufacturing, stage-gate process, risk management, S&OP, project metrics and prioritization. Perform quality audits of the procurement system and establish best practices. Ensure seamless transfer of manufacturing and products into sustained manufacturing via consistent operational processes. Assist in evaluating Global footprint options, install and manage pilot manufacturing capabilities to support inventures, prototype builds, process development, fixture/equipment design and product verification/validation activity. Assist and work with business development in scouting target candidates for potential M&A. Assist in global sourcing and planning initiatives using the Curtis Fitch procurement system, and lead EM/IM Ops specific projects. Assist EM/IM Operations in build of performance matrix/visibilities, and promote best practice sharing across EM/IM Operations. Develop supplier relationships within China and other low cost emerging markets. Establish sourcing relationships for a variety of metal and plastic materials to be used in medical device manufacture, including stainless steel, titanium and cobalt chrome. Apply knowledge of molding and machining processes for orthopedic and endoscopy instruments. Travel internationally up to 50%, primarily to China.

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