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Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist- Consulting and Legal Services (Indirect)

Fridley, MN 55432
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Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Consulting and Legal Services (Indirect)

BUSINESS UNIT: Medtronic Indirect Supply Management

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A Day in the Life
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be a key member of Medtronic's center-led Indirect Supply Management team and will be responsible for day to day management of the consulting and legal services categories. Successful candidates will be able to independently lead all strategic sourcing aspects for these indirect sourcing categories with potential to expand responsibilities to additional indirect categories in the future.
This role offers significant opportunities to lead and make an impact. Prior sourcing and category management experience required as this individual will independently lead these categories and be accountable for delivering strong results. The best candidate will possess a drive to make a difference not only in these categories but for Medtronic overall and the patients we serve. The work we do supports the Medtronic Mission and it matters. The opportunities are limitless, and we are seeking a candidate that seeks out new opportunities every day to make a difference.
The culture of our team is one where everyone is expected to "Lead from Every Seat." Regardless of level or title, everyone is encouraged to be curious, accountable, proactively tackle challenges, and bring forward solutions. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly build relationships, work both independently and collaboratively, and influence without authority.

While no two days as a Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist are alike, the following outlines the key responsibilities of this role:

  • Build strategic relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Develop and implement holistic sourcing category strategies that result in sustainable competitive advantage
  • Develop robust data gathering and data quality maintenance protocols to ensure spend transparency and support development of baseline for sourcing efforts
  • Analyze spend and market intelligence data to identify cost drivers, ensure competitive pricing and build a strong savings pipeline
  • Lead go-to-market RFx events to drive competitive pressure and maximize value
  • Recommend solutions to business problems and/or identify opportunities for improvement and present ideas to stakeholders and leadership
  • Actively manage all contracting activities including negotiations and contract drafting
  • Lead all aspects of supplier relationship management to ensure strong external partnerships
  • Educate and train internal stakeholders on key Indirect Supply Management initiatives, policies and technology
  • Provide stakeholders with a balanced view of contract risk and liabilities
  • Mentor and engage in best practice sharing with colleagues

    Must Have: Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelors degree required
    • Minimum of 4+ years of sourcing/category management experience or an advanced degree with 2+ years of sourcing/category mgmt. experience

    Nice to Have
  • Prior experience managing indirect categories, but open to candidates with direct materials experience
  • Running RFP events, supplier relationship management, negotiations
  • Growth mindset, passion, curiosity + grit; strong desire to learn from every opportunity
  • Ability to manage and influence stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to drive actionable insights from data
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, 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. 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)

    Additional Information

    • Posting Date: Jan 4, 2021
    • Travel: No

  • Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-04
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