Senior Purchasing Manager

Recruiter Contact
Nick Lazzara

Practice Director


CONMED Corporation

Medical Technology

Largo, FL

CONMED’s product portfolio includes a wide range of surgical instruments, including endoscopes, powered surgical instruments, arthroscopy equipment, and more. These products are designed to enhance surgical precision, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the invasiveness of medical procedures.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Utica, New York, CONMED serves healthcare providers and institutions worldwide, contributing to advancements in medical technology and patient care across multiple surgical disciplines. The company’s commitment to innovation and quality has solidified its position as a trusted provider of medical devices and solutions in the healthcare industry.

Senior Purchasing Manager


    The purpose of the Senior Purchasing Manager role is to ensure that procurement activities are coordinated to support Operations goals with regard to service levels, backorders, PPV and inventory targets.

    The Senior Manager will partner with internal stakeholders and suppliers to achieve goals for on time delivery, customer satisfaction and cash management.


    • Expedite and adjust delivery schedules at suppliers, as required, to meet production needs.
    • Review and revise contracts required for ongoing operations related to products and services as required.
    • Establish and maintain metrics for the purchasing operations.
    • Recommend problem avoidance and cost reductions for existing products/services.
    • Visit supplier facilities to observe operations and discuss business relationships.
    • Analyze specifications and determines the best source for procurement of commodities. Work closely with Corporate Sourcing on development and onboarding of new suppliers.
    • Correspond in writing and verbally with suppliers as required to assure adequate and timely resolution of material problems.
    • Initiate cost reduction programs with suppliers.
    • Source and develop key suppliers with a goal of establishing a good ethical and supplier/user relationship in cooperation with Engineering, Research and Development and Quality Management.
    • Prioritize and manage timelines for contract buys and blanket POs.
    • Partner with commercial teams and communicate effectively about supply challenges and opportunities.


    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of purchasing or related supply chain experience


    Strongly Preferred:

    • 2+ years of staff management experience.
    • Experience and understanding of Engineering Change implementation as well as the Material Requirements Planning calculation used to determine purchase requisitions.
    • System experience utilizing and understanding an ERP system and Excel.
    • Knowledge of manufacturing practices, materials management, and Strategic Sourcing.
    • 0-20% travel

    This position is based out of company headquarters in Largo, FL.


    • Competitive compensation.
    • Excellent healthcare including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage.
    • Short & long term disability plus life insurance — cost paid fully by CONMED.
    • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) — CONMED matches your contributions dollar for dollar, with the potential for up to 7% per pay period.
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan — allows stock purchases at discounted price.
    • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate level courses.


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