Careersthat Change Lives
This Strategic Sourcing Specialist willbe located at Medtronic’s Tijuana Mexico manufacturing site, and will be the Sourcing liaison withSite Operations, Planning, Quality and Finance organizations in the resolutionof supply related issues.
Medtronic seeks candidates who willmeet our customer expectations by striving without reserve for the highestpossible reliability and quality in our products, processes, and systems bybeing accountable, having a voice, and taking action.
A Day inthe Life
In this role, you willparticipate and / or lead Sourcing strategic activities, especially thoseinvolving product life cycle and supplier management including but not limitedto : product / part phase in-phase, Last time buy / Strategic and excess &obsolete processes, local sourcing related initiatives, supplier deliveryperformance and inventory management.
You will also support commoditymanagement in pricing, terms & conditions, and quality agreements with keystrategic suppliers.
Other responsibilities mayinclude, but are not limited to :
Maintainand promote strong relationships with suppliers, Supplier Quality Engineering,Manufacturing, Planning, Finance, Quality, Commodity Management and any otherinternal customers.
Liaisonwith the Commodity Management and Sourcing Engineering Teams in the developmentof commodity strategies, inputs and discussions about supplier score card andperformance reviews (Quarterly Business Reviews).
Participatein supplier visits and audits to drive continuous improvement activities (Costof Poor Supplier Quality Support)
Useproblem solving techniques / methodologies to identify supplier delivery rootcause and achieve resolution of production continuity events (support sCAPAwhen necessary)
Knowledgeof the quality system and responsible for following all applicable procedures
Sitesupport for regulatory body audits
Dailystand up at Site production and Tier meetings. Attend other Staff meetings asneeded
Placeholder : IBP Integrated Business Process. Include / understand what our role will be
Prioritizefor expediting and coordinate with planning and receiving inbound dailyreceipts including incoming inspection - follow-up and release of materials PurchasingAgent does this unless there is continuity issue being managed by StrategicSourcing Specialist
Performsspecial projects as assigned including but not limited to : LifecycleManagement, supports material cost reduction initiatives (Price Point Variance)
CashFlow Initiatives : Support the Last time buy / Strategic and excess & obsoleteprocess and follow-up scrap disposition at sites and monitor.
Creation andpresentation of monthly and quarterly Procurement key performance indicatorreviews
Must Have : Minimum Requirements
Bachelors degree required
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience
PreferBachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Materials Management or SupplyChain related field.
Experiencein leading and influencing negotiations, project management, troubleshootingand problem-solving analysis, strategic thinking and collaborative teambuilding.
Solidcomputer skills : i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project.Advanced Excel knowledge (vlookup, pivot tables, formulas, macros, etc.).
Solidknowledge of procurement / planning principles, regulations, theories andprocesses.
Expertunderstanding and experience with integrated manufacturing software systems
Workingknowledge of Demand Flow, JIT, K-Loop, Lean Manufacturing
Musthave knowledge of industry terminology, processes, work-flow and materials.
Exposureto supply chain, planning, purchasing, materials and inventory controlenvironment
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.
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