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Hill-Rom Global Sourcing Manager – Electronics (remote/virtual work from any US location) in Batesville, Indiana


Hillrom is a $2.9B global medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Our Mission: Every thing we do, and all our products and technologies, are designed to enhance outcomes for patients and caregivers. Our innovations ensure caregivers have the products they need to diagnose, treat and protect their patients, help speed recoveries and manage conditions. We focus on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: accelerating patient recovery, simplifying clinical communication and collaboration, enabling earlier diagnosis and treatment, optimizing surgical efficiency and safety, and shifting care closer to home.

Hillrom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, surgical products and information technology solutions. Hillrom's comprehensive product and service offerings covering hospital beds, vital signs measurement, patient monitoring and clinical communications within 3 segments (Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions) are used by health care providers across the health care continuum and around the world in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.

Five values are the foundation of our corporate culture guiding us to enhance outcomes for patients and caregivers. Our values are Respect, Responsiveness, Results, Integrity and Fun; and are grounded in our six commitments: Patients and Caregivers are our Passion; Quality Matters in All We Do; Financial Discipline Drives Value; Innovation Fuels Our Growth; Continuous Innovation Creates Simplicity; and People Inspired to Win Together. These drivers guide Hillrom employees who play a critical role within the organization to drive and achieve our goals.


Hillrom’s electronics spend, one of the largest across direct material, is growing along our acquisitions. We have an immediate need to expand our team with a Global Sourcing Manager – Electronics. S/he will be responsible for setting the multiyear category strategy to meet business needs, risk mitigation, contracts, and compliance. The Manager will maintain a healthy project value improvement practices (VIP) pipeline targeted at 10% of spend, while driving cost, delivery, and quality performance as well as managing supplier relationship, supplier agreement and risk management with a focus on supply base design, and driving segmentation strategy.

Role is global and interacts with corporate sourcing leadership, operations leadership, and plant management. S/he will have Independent decision-making skills with high understanding of global sourcing and electronics manufacturing industry as well as a high understanding of market conditions of electronic components change and end of life (EOL). S/he will manage supplier relationships and build trust.


The Global Sourcing Manager – Electronics is an individual contributor (no direct reports) who reports directly to the Director Global Sourcing – Electronics and Electro-mechanical. S/he will interact with local and corporate management from operations, manufacturing, quality, engineering, finance, etc.


  • Sets and communicates the strategy for the category.

  • Manage optimal procurement arrangements/methods for consolidated commodity requirements driving year over year cost reductions and utilizing life cycle and total cost analysis where applicable.

  • Be the primary contact for key suppliers within your commodities and develop a working relationship that drive a reliable supply chain at competitive prices.

  • Maintains a healthy VIP pipeline via sourcing workshops, total cost of ownership (TCO), and value analysis and engineering (VA/VE) activities.

  • Communicates and presents opportunities and risks of the category to upper management, site management, and peers.

  • Create and manage strategic supplier partnerships to ensure continuous performance expectations are met and year over year productivity targets are achieved by conducting proper supplier management techniques.

  • Partner with key internal stakeholders to understand requirements and drive global, Value based year over year sustainable sourcing strategies across the categories to ensure quality, valuecost optimization, service performance and business continuity are developed and sustained.

  • Keep current on categories market, cost drivers and economic outlook to guide strategy.

  • Leads the transformation of the current supply base – i.e., reduce number of suppliers while increasing the number of strategic and preferred suppliers.

  • Electronics & Electromechanical category is the largest supplier spend in the Hillrom portfolio.

  • Manage spend and related supply base in support of site, division, and corporate goals (cost, quality, delivery, people).

  • Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of holistic categories strategy.

  • Create and manage strategic supplier partnerships to ensure continuous performance expectations are met and year over year productivity targets are achieved by conducting proper supplier management techniques.

  • Managing the portfolio requires unique technical and management skills to meet the required business needs.

  • 20% travel expected.


The role is located at our global, corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago, IL or US Hillrom facility in Skaneateles Falls, NY, Cary, NC; Acton, MA; St. Paul, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Batesville, IN. No relocation. Consideration will also be given for remote/virtual work.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required; engineering, business, or supply chain fields is ideal.

  • ISM, CPM, APICS or CPIM certification is desirable.

  • Ideal candidate will have 7 years of direct experience in the electronic components sourcing, and highly connected to key players/suppliers in the field; medical device industry experience preferred.

  • Proven success in negotiating contracts that deliver robust supply chain solutions and tangible cost savings on an annual basis.

  • Electronics commodity experience and/or strong technical aptitude relating to these categories.

  • Leading VA/VE efforts and drive continues improvement.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Communication, ability to influence others.

  • Global mindset with experience working in an international/multicultural matrix environment.

  • Must have a balance of both strategic and operational performance.

  • Experienced negotiator.

  • Ability to listen, engage and influence internal and external stakeholders.

  • Highly selfmotivated with the ability to drive change in a global organization.

  • Strong technical and commercial experience in the related categories.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago, IL

Other Locations: United States-New York - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Illinois - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Michigan - Home Office/Virtual, United States, United States-New Jersey - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Massachusetts-Acton, United States-Pennsylvania - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Indiana - Home Office/Virtual, United States-New York-Skaneateles Falls, United States-Wisconsin - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Texas - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Tennessee - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States-Indiana-Batesville, United States-North Carolina - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Minnesota-St. Paul, United States-Minnesota - Home Office/Virtual, United States-Massachusetts - Home Office/Virtual, United States-North Carolina-Cary, United States-Ohio - Home Office/Virtual

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Posting Entity Hillrom

Req ID: 21122542