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Medtronic Sr Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist in Boulder, Colorado

Sr Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

Feb 01, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives starting with your own. We are seeking a Technical Sourcing Senior Principal Specialist, to provide leadership and direction for the management, identification,implementation and alignment of sourcing strategies and build supplier networks to manage multiple RD/NewProduct Introduction sites across global categories to achieve business objectives.

Patient Monitoring business offers a complete line of solutions that spans the continuum of care.We help with early detection and treatment of diseases and reduce complications to accelerate recovery from patient conditions. We focus on expanding global access to our therapies that improve clinical outcomes for gastrointestinal diseases and cancer, and patients with respiratory compromise..Medtronic is working together with the global healthcare community to solve clinically meaningful problems, with technologies and solutions for blood oxygen management, respiratory compromise, and perioperative complications. ‚Äč

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights tocontinue to be an innovative industry leaderthats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and developemployees who are patient-centric, compssionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences asour patients.

A Day in the Life

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Operations for Patient Monitoring, you will establish and maintain strongcross-functional collaboration with RD, PMO, RQ/QA/QE, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations Excellence,Corporate initiatives and leadership. Ensure sourcing timelines and direct material cost targets are achieved againstproject launch commitments .

You will:

  • Manage sourcing timelines and components cost requirements to ensure new product launch commitments aremet.

  • Support both internal and external product development programs.

  • Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing, supplier activities, and efficiencies, andworks collaboratively with team members to prioritize and drive implementation.

  • Ensure resource alignment based on project complexity.

  • Maintain capable supply base and ensure project timelines in support of new product revenues can be achieved.

  • Collaboratively coordinate with key functional core team members with supplier engagements and productdevelopment. Includes MITG AME, PMO, QA/QE, Regulatory and RD.

  • Ensure full supply chain continuity via supplier capacity management and risk mitigation strategiesthrough to the base materials.

  • Maintain key/critical components process technologies and associated component material constraints.Develop and implement suppliers to meet current and future process needs.

  • Leverage Category and Emerging Markets strategies for global development opportunities.

  • Build effective relationships both internal and external, and interfaces with senior management asrequired.

  • Prepare and provide monthly project management updates along with tracking key project milestones andresource utilization.

  • Work with key functions to ensure material development strategies are aligned with the business unitand manufacturing objectives.

  • Manage inventory requirements for new product requirements through the MITG Advanced Sourcing Group.

  • Prepare and present project updates and monitors group key performance indicators/metrics.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Requires a University Degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • 10+ years of Procurement, Sourcing, Engineering or/or Supply Chain Management

  • 3 + years leadership experience managing a team

  • Project Management and Lean Six-Sigma methodologies, Certification from the Institute of Supply Management (C.P.S.M.), (CPIM) e-Sourcing Platform Ariba)

  • Excellent leadership, organization, project management, communication and negotiation skills

  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and teams

  • Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodologies

  • Strong negotiator with the ability to drive value for business partners and suppliers

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative/integrative style of working to accomplish objective.

  • Ability to influence and actively shape strategy

  • Proven track record of building credible, reliable, customer focused sources of supply across multiple regions and multiple business units.

  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant productivity improvement (Quality, Service Levels, Delivery and Cost) year on year. Lean Manufacturing, Project Management and Six-Sigma Methodologies.

  • Demonstrated success in change management and in building high performance cross functional global work teams.

  • Ability to analyze spend data and present insights based on the needs of the audience.

  • Demonstrated strategic sourcing skills in a multi-business, multi-location global environment.

  • Medical device technical knowledge and ability to comprehend complex items related to customer, category and equipment specifications, contract terms and conditions, statements of work, engineering drawings and material specifications.

  • Technical knowledge related to performance and manufacturing processes related Molded Comp

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

Learn more about our benefitshere ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Annual Salary and Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) on Page 6 here .

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.