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Principal Sourcing Engineer

Danvers, MA 01923
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Principal Sourcing Engineer


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Oct 20, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

The Sourcing Engineer provides leadership and sourcing engineering support for improvement projects at suppliers in released product space.

This position entails developing cost-effective technical solutions for components/materials sourced from suppliers for use in Medtronic products. The position involves working closely with multiple Medtronic functions including Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Reliability and Regulatory along with the supplier. The individual will act as a liaison between Medtronic cross functional team and suppliers ensuring Medtronic qualification requirements and suppliers technical capability are aligned. This individual will be responsible for driving project / program work (e.g., plans, requirements, specifications, tests, test results, traceability, risk management documents, reports).

**Position Responsibilities:**

In this position, you will own driving sourcing engineering activities for released products. Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Working closely with other Medtronic functions / Suppliers to meet Quality, Cost and Delivery initiatives

+ Responsible for all engineering activities associated with components purchased from suppliers to ensure specified requirements, performance, reliability and safety goals are met. This includes:

+ Define component qualification strategy, partner with suppliers to develop qualification plan, report and demonstrate release readiness.

+ Manage supplier activities related to: Component qualification, Process Qualification and Validation (IQ, OQ, PQ) Plans and Reports, FAI, Control Plans, manufacturing process, test method validation and review and approvals.

+ Applying knowledge of supplier and internal manufacturing methods, procedures, inspection, and tests techniques to drive Validations

+ Applying statistical methods to ensure feature-level capability and performance.

+ Responsibilities include Project Management and leading cross-functional teams to drive cost savings initiatives at suppliers

+ Responsibilities include Project Management and leading cross-functional teams to support supplier transfers

+ Responsible to proactively manage aging toolings/ molds at suppliers and qualify replacements to maintain continuity of supply

+ Responsible to proactively manage end of life materials by identifying alternate materials and qualifying the same

+ Understanding of Manufacturing Process: advantages/disadvantage of various manufacturing methods for different commodity types, manufacturability, assembly, relation to design specifications, up and down requirements flow, traceability, and process control

+ Ability to interpret and contribute towards Engineering Process: design intent, risk management, therapeutic design functionality, develop qualify implement controls

+ Class II and III medical devices and regulations to include ISO13485, ISO9001 and FDA CFR.

+ Utilizing development protocols including Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), a Performance Qualification (PQ), Special Process Validations, and Test Method Validations (TMV).

+ All other duties as assigned.

Travel is 25% during business stability.

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Provides technical engineering expertise and leadership to the Supply Management organization and suppliers, serving as the technical liaison between Medtronic design requirements and suppliers technical capability to assure that robust margins are achieved and maintained.

+ Responsibilities may include: facilitation of Lean-Sigma continuous improvement with suppliers, support and/or implementation of structural Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) process in new product development to achieve Design for Manufacturability and Reliability; identification of key technical capabilities of supply base; establishment of control plans and monitoring systems for supplier processes; identification and management of risk associated with low margins between supplier processes and design requirements; facilitation and reporting of progress of supplier corrective actions as assigned by relevant CAPA system; providing core team input of Design for Sourcing/Manufacturability into new designs; long term technology/supplier scanning as input into product/technology road maps.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

Specialized Knowledge or Skills:

+ Data analysis skills: knowledge of statistical tools, measurement systems and Suppliers capabilities

+ MS Office experience

+ Strong Technical background in Plastics processing, or Materials or electronics

+ Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

+ Experience in project management.

+ Experience in Process Validation [Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), a Performance Qualification (PQ)]

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

+ 4+ years medical device manufacturing or sourcing experience

+ Experience with project and cost down initiatives

+ Virtual and matrix management

+ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

+ Technically competent and able to provide clear direction to colleagues.

+ Familiarity with risk management tools (i.e., FMEA)

+ Must be capable of coordinating across multiple functions to resolve issues

+ Excellent Problem Solving

+ Understanding of material properties and how they can be impacted by supplier processes.

**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: 2021-10-22 Expires: 2021-12-31
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