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Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

Memphis, TN 38111
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Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist


Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Post Date:

Jan 04, 2021

**Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist**

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

**A Day in the Life**

This position has the authority and responsibility to be the primary integration point linking Strategic Sourcing with Research Development and New Product Introduction (NPI) project teams. Technical Sourcing will lead the identification of Suppliers and reduction of overall supply risk and drive the adoption of capable technologies sources in product development resulting in predictable supply competitiveness through full product launch.


Identify and communicate sourcing risks early in the development cycle to drive mitigating designs and or focused supplier development.

Closely partner with RD to identify potential new sources in Technologies to support growth business objectives and technology roadmap advancement

Document manage overall project sourcing strategies.

Track and manage improvements in procured component supply risk, quality, material cost, and response / lead time for the full device procured bill of material.

Manage material demands and sourcing within NPD.

Manage and coordinate all sourcing project deliverables in support of product development.

Lead Supplier DRM efforts for NPD projects by becoming an expert in Supplier products and processes.

Work with RD and Supplier Quality to ensure Critical to Quality product requirements are addressed.

Develop the value stream and assist with the transfer to sustaining.

Provide post launch support as needed.

Travel up to 25%.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with product or process manufacturing experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience withproduct or process manufacturing experience

**Nice to Have**

Electrical, Mechanical or Biomedical engineering degree preferred but not required.

Must have project management skills

Must have communication, leadership, and interpersonal and team building skills

Influence skills to achieve results across a matrix organization

Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize changes while consistently meeting customer needs

Broad technical knowledge / background

Negotiation skills

Lean Sigma experience a plus

Experience in medical device or regulated industry a plus.

**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: 2021-01-07 Expires: 2021-02-14
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