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Sr Strategic Sourcing Specialist-MRO & Operations Category Management

Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Careers that Change Lives

At Medtronic, we not only get the opportunity to manage indirect categories for the largest medical device company in the world, but we also get to experience the immense sense of purpose that comes from knowing that the money we save is reinvested into technology that helps alleviate pain, restore health, and extend lives of millions of patients across the world. The work we do supports the Medtronic Mission and it matters.

In this role you will be a key member of Medtronic's center-led Indirect Supply Management (ISM) team and will report to the ISM Ops Network leader. This is a global project-based role that gives you the opportunity to partner with stakeholders across many functions, regions, and businesses to drive value. You will be assigned specific manufacturing sites and will have direct responsibility for identifying, initiating, and executing improvement projects that reduce spend and generate value within the MRO category. You will partner with the center-led category management teams to implement pan-Medtronic procurement strategies and provide critical input to drive future strategies.

The best candidate will possess an intrinsic drive to make a difference not only in the MRO/Operations category but for Medtronic overall and the patients we serve. The opportunities are limitless, and we are seeking a candidate that seeks out new opportunities every day to learn and make a difference. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly build and leverage relationships, work both independently and collaboratively, and successfully influence. This opportunity is open to remote work.

Our team culture is one where every individual is expected to "Lead from Every Seat." Regardless of level or title, everyone is encouraged to be bold, curious, accountable, proactively tackle challenges, and bring forward meaningful solutions.

A Day in the Life

As the Sr Strategic Sourcing Specialist-MRO & Operations Category Management , you will:

  • Identify, lead, and execute projects that deliver economic value to the global Operations Networks
  • Engage and influence stakeholders; Medtronic is a highly matrixed organization and having the ability to influence and leverage the matrix is a key requirement
  • Partner closely with the center-led category managers to understand and implement key pan-Medtronic strategies
  • Represent and share network and site-specific requirements and strategies with the center-led category management organization
  • Partner closely with key functions that support supply management (e.g., legal, finance, quality/compliance)
  • Ensure that manufacturing sites are being adequately supported; this includes but is not limited to consistent engagement with key stakeholders, developing and sharing dashboards with information on key metrics at a defined cadence, conducting site-level diagnostics and leading workshops to identify savings opportunities, managing supplier quality, and ensuring supply continuity
  • Educate on key indirect supply management initiatives and policies
  • Develop robust data gathering and data quality maintenance protocols to ensure spend transparency and support development of baseline for sourcing cost reduction efforts
  • Initiate and implement appropriate category strategy changes
  • Create and establish internal and external benchmark analysis, including gap analysis, and required actions to achieve functional advantage
  • Lead supplier negotiation efforts

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

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, engineering, information systems, business discipline plus 5+ years of work experience in strategic sourcing, category management, supply chain, operations, or any functional area with demonstrated analytical and project-based acumen
  • Category Management experience in MRO or Operations categories
  • Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI
  • Ability to manage and influence stakeholders
  • Collaborative team player
  • Critical thinking
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and in person)
  • Growth mindset

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: Nov 19, 2021
  • Travel: No

Posted: 2021-11-21 Expires: 2021-12-20
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