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Strategic Sourcing Program Manager

Company: Medtronic GmbH
Location: New Haven
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

You will be a key member of Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) Business Unit Strategic  Sourcing team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform. Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster  complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung,  abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

As the Operations Sourcing Manager you will establish and drive sourcing initiatives, risk mitigation and  strategic sourcing projects across multiple contract manufactures and component suppliers supporting the  Surgical Robotics business. You will function as a strategic partner to the franchise and Surgical Robotics  Operations management team and will effectively identify and deliver franchise-specific supplier risk  mitigation strategies, quality improvement initiatives, cost reductions/avoidances projects, cash flow  improvement, lead time reductions, value engineering projects, supplier agreements and continuous improvement

goals across their assigned plants. You will identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing,  supplier activities, and efficiencies, and work collaboratively with stake holders to prioritize and drive  implementation. You will work collaboratively with the MITG Category Management to establish raw material  standards and support implementation/deployment of strategies and productivity improvement programs to achieve  business objectives. You will have responsibility to collaborate with Sourcing Excellence for process and  system standardization.

You will:

Drive industry best practices and provide leadership to implement continuous improvement within the  supply chain.

Establish and deploy Sourcing Excellence best practices while aligning with key business unit  initiatives.

Drive strategic sourcing strategies, initiatives, supply assurance, risk mitigation, sourcing  continuous improvement and productivity improvement programs across the respective manufacturing facilities.

Participate in the establishment of strategic and operating plans, budgets, goals and priorities and in  formulation of strategies, organizational policies and operating procedures related to supplier spend

Support MITG/MDT cross functional teams in developing sourcing strategies/programs for materials where  standardization/aggregation will yield significant savings or process improvement.

Implement formal risk mitigation strategies to protect the revenue stream of the business.

Participate in Strategic Supplier Reviews to drive value improvement opportunities across the  organization

Conduct regular reviews of sourcing programs and ensure best practices are implemented throughout  respective manufacturing facilities.

Work collaboratively with supply base to ensure availability of raw materials and supplies required for  ongoing production and for new product development when required.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelors degree required

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

BS/BA Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management or other related field. MBA preferred

7+ years of Purchasing, Sourcing, or Supply Chain Management in manufacturing operations, engineering or other relevant area.

Demonstrated track record of effectively influencing and negotiating with all levels of an organization and leading effective/successful change initiatives.

Project Management and Six-Sigma Methodologies, Certification from the Institute of Supply Management C.P.M., C.P.I.M, C.I.R.M., C.Q.E.)

eSourcing platform (ARIBA) skills

Excellent leadership, organization, communication and negotiation skills, demonstrated ability to work successfully in complex and matrix organization, leveraging interpersonal, communication and technical skills to optimize results.

Analytical skills to identify and drive complex material savings and risk reduction projects

Experience with detailed cost models and financial analysis

Knowledge of FDA regulated industries and previous experience in a medical device industry

Previous experience managing a supply base supporting large capital equipment

Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

Experience working with contract manufactures, OEMs and component suppliers

Excellent communication skills

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. Let’s 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)

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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.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here .

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