Integra LifeSciences

Strategic Buyer

Vacancy ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.  Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has nearly 4,000 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."


Integra LifeSciences has entered into an acquisition agreement of Codman Neurosurgery.   This transformational acquisition creates compelling value for our shareholders, employees and patients, and enhances our global position in neurosurgery by adding a complementary product portfolio and the world-recognized Codman brand. This expansion position is open as a result of this exciting acquisition.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.

  • Responsible for purchase order entry in the ERP system, placing orders with suppliers, and working with suppliers to ensure on-time receipts.
  • Develop, update, and implement effective sourcing strategies to ensure a continuous supply of quality, competitively priced goods and services.
  • Works to establish best, total cost solutions. May coordinate and negotiate corporate contracts for assigned commodities or sourcing projects with the expectation of providing purchase price reductions and establishing purchase pricing.
  • Negotiate supply agreements for key indirect goods and services to reduce total cost and improve delivery and quality.
  • Actively partner with key internal stakeholders to develop and action cost reduction. Determine and implement improvements to the tactical indirect procurement process.
  • Participate in the evaluation and measurement of supplier quality, supplier on-time delivery, and total cost reduction for key indirect goods and services.
  • Work in collaboration with internal customers to resolve supplier issues.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management.
  • Communicate with suppliers and Accounts Payable through the PO and payment process to resolve issues when necessary.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with suppliers and keep current on the integrity and financial health of our suppliers.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of key metrics and measurables. Review, analyze and interpret various reports.
  • Ensure all duties are SOX compliant.
  • Perform other related duties as required.




The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Operations Management, Purchasing, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance or other related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ purchasing experience. Preference will be given to those with experience in regulated industry, including the medical device, pharma, aerospace, automotive or defense.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Quality Systems, especially those regulations pertaining to vendors and materials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Oracle R12 ERP System experience and expertise required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA regulations, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and other National and International regulations and standards.
  • APICS certification a plus

Physical Requirements


The physical requirements listed in this section include, but are not limited, to the motor/physical abilities and skills require of this position in order to successfully undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to empower individuals with disabilities to undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

While undertaking the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, the employee must repeatedly sit, listen, speak, and write/type. The employee is required to go to all areas of the company. Must be able to independently travel via car or airplane to domestic and international locations as needed.



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