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Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Indirect Supply Management- R&D, Engineering

Boulder, CO 80305
Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Indirect Supply Management- R&D, Engineering


Fridley, Minnesota, United States

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Post Date:

Oct 29, 2019

**Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Indirect Supply Management (ISM) RD, Engineering, Business Process Outsourcing Services Team**

BUSINESS UNIT: Indirect Supply Management

Careers that Change Lives | Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

**A Day in the Life**

You will be a key member of Medtronics center-led supply management team responsible for managing and influencing ~$300M in annual spend for RD, Engineering, and Business Process Outsourcing Services. You will work with New Product Innovation and Product teams to leverage pan-Medtronic procurement strategies in alignment with individual Business Units goals. The position will report to the Indirect Supply Management (ISM) leader for this category and will work in tandem with them to optimize indirect services in terms of product quality, sustainable cost improvements, and risk mitigation. Strong business acumen is a must as you will be called upon to choose the right supplier, chose the right type of engagement model, and put in place contracts that will protect Medtronics interests.


Build strategic relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers

Engage and influence multiple business group and site-level stakeholders to adopt and implement strategies developed by the category team; Medtronic is a highly matrixed organization and having the ability to influence and leverage the matrix is a key requirement

Achieve (year-on-year) value improvements for all aspects of quality, service, and cost

Develop and implement sourcing strategies that result in a sustainable competitive advantage

Perform RF(x) events to drive competitive pressure and ensure maximum value is realized

Lead contract negotiations

Interact and partner with Legal, business, and other key stakeholder groups

Provide stakeholders with a balanced view of contract risk and liabilities

Assist in Supplier Stratification activities and develop capability roadmaps

Gather Market Intelligence and trends for relevant categories and associated sub-categories

Create and establish internal and external benchmark analysis, including gap analysis, and required actions to achieve functional advantage

Identify insourcing and outsourcing opportunities

Recommend solutions to business problems and/or identify opportunities for improvement, and present ideas to leadership

Drive process and system improvements to enhance purchasing efficiency, cost, and compliance

Follow governance processes and Purchasing Controls systems to ensure compliance

Educate and train business group personnel on key indirect supply management initiatives and policies e.g., Professional Services policy, Procure-to-Pay technology rollout

Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement.

The above tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential to this position; however, business conditions may change so flexibility is required.

_Travel up to 10% of the time, domestically and internationally_

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in supplier management, strategic sourcing, or product development in a manufacturing organization , or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in supplier management, strategic sourcing, or product development in a manufacturing organization

**Nice to Have**

Bachelors degree in supply chain, engineering, economics, biology, life sciences, information systems, business discipline or equivalent

Prior experience with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) preferred

Masters Degree in engineering or business

Previous experience in the medical device/life sciences industry/FDA regulated industries

Ability to partner with and influence internal technical experts

Demonstrated leadership, customer service, problem solving, communication, negotiation, tact, judgment, and organizational skills

Influencing and leading RD teams and external suppliers to deliver results

Excellent written and verbal communication with strong program management skills

Strong business and legal acumen

Positive and energetic team player with strong cross-functional team experience

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Strong analytical skills

Highly proficient in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

**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)
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.


Posted: 2019-11-01 Expires: 2020-01-05

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