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Medtronic Operations Sourcing Manager – Surgical Robotics in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Operations Sourcing Manager – Surgical Robotics


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Post Date:

May 04, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

You will be a key member of Medtronics Supply Management team supporting the Surgical Robotics Operating Unit. Medtronic strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.We look for leaders who have a clear vision of where we are going and how to get there, bold inclusive thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, business partners, and customers.Surgical Robotics employees believe that every patient around the world deserves access to quality care and improved outcomes.Driven by our Mission, we believe that surgical robotics can add value to the healthcare ecosystem, lessen variability, and help more people around the world get better, faster.

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

A Day in the Life

As theOperations Sourcing Manager, you will establish and drive sourcing initiatives, risk mitigation and strategic sourcing projects across multiple contract manufactures and component suppliers supporting the Surgical Robotics business. This role is a strategic partner to the franchise and Surgical Robotics Operations management team and will effectively identify and deliver franchise-specific supplier risk mitigation strategies to ensure supply continuity, quality improvement initiatives, cash flow improvement and lead time reductions. You will identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize supply performance, working with cross functional stake holders to prioritize and drive implementation. You will work collaboratively with the MITG Category Management to establish raw material standards and support implementation/deployment of strategies and productivity improvement programs to achieve business objectives. You will have responsibility to collaborate with Sourcing Excellence for process and system standardization.

You will:

  • Drive industry best practices and provide leadership to implement continuous improvement within the supply chain.

  • Act as key functional sourcing person which will have responsibility for establishing and deploying Sourcing Excellence best practices while aligning with key business unit initiatives.

  • Act as key functional sourcing person for driving strategic sourcing strategies, initiatives, supply assurance, risk mitigation, sourcing continuous improvement and productivity improvement programs across the respective manufacturing facilities.

  • Act as key functional sourcing person for respective manufacturing which will have responsibility for Supply Management, Supply Base Performance and Metrics.

  • Participate in the establishment of strategic and operating plans, budgets, goals and priorities and in formulation of strategies, organizational policies and operating procedures related to supplier spend

  • Support MITG/MDT cross functional teams in developing sourcing strategies/programs for materials where standardization/aggregation will yield significant savings or process improvement.

  • Implement formal risk mitigation strategies to protect the revenue stream of the business.

  • Participate in Strategic Supplier Reviews to drive value improvement opportunities across the organization

  • Conduct regular reviews of sourcing programs and ensure best practices are implemented throughout respective manufacturing facilities.

  • Work collaboratively with supply base to ensure availability of raw materials and supplies required for ongoing production and for new product development when required.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • BS/BA Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or Engineering

  • 5+ years of Purchasing, Sourcing, or Supply Chain Management in manufacturing operations, engineering or other relevant area. Demonstrated track record of effectively influencing and negotiating with all levels of an organization and leading effective/successful change initiatives.

  • Analytical skills to identify and drive complex material savings and risk reduction projects

  • Experience with detailed cost models and financial analysis

  • Knowledge of FDA regulated industriesand previous experience in a medical device industry

  • Previous experience managing a supply base supporting large capital equipment

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Experience working with contract manufactures, OEMs and component suppliers

  • Project Management, Lean, Six-Sigma Methodologies

  • CPIM, CPSM, or C.P.M. Certification

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative/integrative style of working to accomplish objective.

  • Proven track record of building credible, reliable, customer focused sources of supply.

  • Possesses a decisive goal oriented and priority focus approach.

  • Views teamwork and cross functional partnership as a primary means to achieve objectives.

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen and a bias for action.

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.