Proj Advisor, Sup Chain

Date:  Jun 11, 2024
Category:  Operations

Union City, CA, US, 94587

About Company

Mizuho OSI is the leader in the markets for specialty surgery and patient positioning. The company’s portfolio includes specialty surgical tables for procedure-specific approaches that improve patient outcomes in spine and orthopedic surgeries along with disposable and reusable surgical patient care products.


Job Summary

The Project Advisor for Supply Chain position works on both tactical and strategic projects for the Supply Chain organization within the Operations division using an internal customer perspective. This role could be a Subject Matter Expert on a project team, a liaison between project teams, could lead a project team and/or contribute individually to a project. The role will typically work on projects from initiation of solution options through delivery, implementation, and follow-up to ensure successful outcomes. Incumbent must be able to coordinate cross-functional teams, lead effective meetings, and measure overall progress. Projects managed are large in scope and failure to bring projects to a successful completion both on time and in budget, may have significant negative impact to the company's ability to meet its strategic objectives, The position receives project assignment, scope, objectives, and deliverables from the Director, of Global Supply Chain.

Key measures of success for this position are an ability to develop cross-functional support and adoption for project implementation that brings optimum value to Mizuho as a whole.



  • Conduct needs assessment for projects assigned.
  • Analyze and present solution options for each project assigned.
  • Identify and evaluate best in class performance measures that are critical to the projects, and or task assigned. Work with Managers, Directors, and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to incorporate these metrics into daily management activities.
  • Contribute information and analysis to organizational strategic plans.
  • Assist any assigned project team in strategic meetings and follow up with documented meeting notes.
  • Actively contribute to being part of a cohesive project team and cross functional program teams and may work independently with external sources to achieve collaboration and results.
  • Identify and resolve project management issues within the project team. Guide the Supply Chain team to plan and schedule project timelines and milestones as follows:
    • Lead brainstorming sessions and/or conversations, research, and analysis to ensure each project's challenges have potential resolutions that are discussed with all relevant parties.
    • Monitor project activities, progress, milestones, and cost in accordance with company's long-term strategy.
    • Report project status on a weekly basis to corresponding departments and communicate with management on a regular basis.
    • Secure and justify all projects including funding. Expedite and coordinate a multitude of interrelated activities, resources, and project risks within the constraints of limited resources and changing priorities.
    • Provide planning, leadership and focus to manage deliverables, scope and objective of major projects and sub-projects.
    • Coordinate activities, tasks, and assignments for various full-time and part-time project members, contract resources, and cross functional partners.
  • Present and discuss project status with various levels of the organization as needed.
  • Capable of resolving any project related issues, such as scheduling, requirements definition or urgent requests as appropriate and escalates only when necessary.
  • Aggressively pursue cost improvements through process, procedure, and methods control.
  • Understand Mizuho OSI's business objectives and the relationship between the operations, and Supply Chain and those objectives; to support and follow the Corporate Vision, Mission & Values Statements and to maintain the services and quality levels set by Mizuho OSI.
  • Understand, follow, and support Mizuho OSI's internal Quality System policies, procedures and work instructions including but not limited to applicable external regulations (21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 820 Quality System Regulations and applicable International Standards).

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in material operations, industrial management, manufacturing operations or related field with at least eight years of directly applicable experience.
  • Five years’ experience managing supply chains for multi-plant facilities. Additional preferences of experience include seven to ten years of materials management experience in the medical device industry and one to three years of large cross functional project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of supply and manufacturing processes.
  • Effective decision-making skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Neat and professional appearance and outgoing people-oriented personality which conveys pride in working for Mizuho OSI and which is demonstrated with a ready smile and a willingness to assist others.
  • Excellent computer skills including operating Windows based personal computers, various office equipment and machines, and telephone system. Ability to efficiently and effectively use Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent customer focus with a high sense of urgency. Ability to provide excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to function calmly in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities simultaneously. To be able to positively manage situations of a dynamic nature; to be able to modify plans, actions, and decisions in light of changing situations and circumstances while still meeting, or proposing modified, deadlines.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively express oneself through written means, to properly use such technical factors as grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and correct spelling. To be able to prepare business letters, memorandums, and reports. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation, project, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic functions, create and reconcile reports, demonstrate strong analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • To respond sensitively to the needs and feelings of others regardless of position; to accept interpersonal differences, to maintain rapport, and to interact effectively with all levels of employees within the organization.
  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding, and the regular use of a time management process, which systematically structures one's own work to provide for effective task performance and to plan and prioritize items to meet future demands.
  • Ability to establish and accomplish goals independently and to function as a positive and productive team member.
  • Knowledge of overall cross functional operations as they affect projects.
  • Strong consensus building skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Effective influence skills.
  • Effective conflict management skills.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Annual Salary - $91,000 - $130,000  + MBO Bonus

Top Reasons To Join The Mizuho OSI Team

• Privately held company with a tradition of market leadership and best-in-class innovation
• Fast-paced entrepreneurial culture focused on dramatically improving patient outcomes through personal empowerment
• Emphasis on continuous improvement and celebration of our values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and the Mizuho OSI Way.
• Create innovative solutions designed and manufactured at our HQ in Northern California

The Mizuho OSI Way

In 1978, we set out to change the way patients undergo surgery. As a Mizuho OSI customer, you can expect our commitment to the following…
• We commit to your satisfaction. If you are dissatisfied, we will strive to make it right.
• We do things the right way. We commit to hire people with competence, generosity and a caring attitude.
• We motivate our employees to use their individual strengths to provide creative solutions, changes, and innovations.
• We anticipate your needs through customer experiences, thus nurturing our relationships.

Collectively, this creates an environment that enables and inspires healthcare professionals to improve the lives of patients.
Dare to go further. Care to do more.


Mizuho OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes business decisions based on job related criteria only. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.


At Mizuho OSI, we believe better solutions and decisions are born of diversity and are proudly an EEO/AA employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with matching, educational assistance and more.


Mizuho OSI values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and we support the hiring of returning Service Members and military spouses. If you are a Veteran or wounded warrior and would like assistance with the employment process at Mizuho OSI, please contact HR at (510) 429-1500.


If you are a person with a disability or a disabled Veteran and are applying for a job with Mizuho OSI, we would like to ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you need additional assistance, information or answers to your questions, feel free to contact HR at (510) 429-1500.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland