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Senior Technical Sourcing Specialist

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Senior Technical Sourcing Specialist


Irvine, California, United States

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Post Date:

Nov 25, 2020

**Senior Technical Sourcing Specialist - RD**

RTG (Restorative Therapies Group) OVERVIEW

The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

BRAIN THERAPIES offers an integrated portfolio of devices and therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as surgical technologies designed to improve the precision and workflow of neuro procedures.

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

The Senior Technical Sourcing Specialist actively partners with RD product development teams to provide direct procurement, materials management and demand planning support for assigned projects. This individual will be responsible for the development of supplier and material data analytics, standard work and performance metrics for both indirect and direct supply base. Aligns with Project Management and Operations Supply teams to ensure flawless launch at manufacturing transfer.

**A Day in the Life**

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

Ensure Supplier Readiness for all Neurovascular New Product development project launches.

oSupports supplier Value Stream and Capacity Planning

oSupport Supplier Business Continuity Assessment

oPartners with Sourcing Engineer on project Supplier Selections.

oEnsure Material Readiness for Qualification and initial Commercial builds.

oSupports Development of department standard work

-NPI Demand Planning

-Launch Supplier Transfer

-NPI Supplier Performance Metrics

-Supplier data analytics and reporting

oPartners with department Technical Sourcing Engineers and Commodity Management on development of site supplier strategy

oPartners with Operations Materials Management on development of launch transfer best practices.

Provides cross-commodity sourcing leadership for New Product Development teams, Technology group, and Research group.

Represents strategic sourcing as a focal point on these teams for new product introductions and product transfers.

Coordinates the transfer of program information and responsibilities to commodity teams and/or manufacturing location such that they are effective in meeting program goals.


Autonomy: Seasoned individual contributor. Works independently under limited supervision to determine and develop approach

to solutions. Coaches and reviews the work of lower level specialists; may manage projects / processes.

Organizational Impact: May be responsible for entire projects or processes within job area. Contributes to the completion of work

group objectives, through building relationships and consensus to reach agreements on assignments.

Innovation and Complexity: Problems and issues faced are difficult, and may require understanding of multiple issues, job areas

or specialties . Makes improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of the job area. Analysis

provided is in-depth in nature and often provides recommendations on process improvements.

Communication and Influence: Communicates with senior internal and external customers and vendors. Exchange information of

facts, statuses, ideas and issues to achieve objective, and influence decision-making.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

APICS/Lean Certification is a plus

MS/MBA degree

Program/project management experience

Supply chain management/sourcing/supply and/or demand planning experience


Medical device or regulated industry experience preferred

**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: 2020-11-27 Expires: 2021-02-05
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