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Medtronic Sr. Category Manager - Plastics and Engineered Products in Danvers 35 Cherry Hill, Massachusetts

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Join our Strategic Sourcing team as a Sr. Strategic Sourcing Program Manager-Plastics where you will support and lead the development and execution of short & long-term commodity and sub-commodity strategies across Medtronic Operation Networks / Operating Units. You will engage with Operation Networks / Operating Units leadership to ensure the delivery of effective procurement strategies and standards that deliver Medtronic’s overall operations and business results.

As the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Program Manager-Plastics, you will facilitate Operation Networks discussions that will optimize the commodity in terms of quality, service, technology, market intelligence, risk, and total cost of ownership for Medtronic’s Plastics Category including but not limited to Thermoplastic molding and Extrusion Silicone Molding and Extrusion and Catheter subassemblies with total spend up to $200M. Partnering closely with Pan-Medtronic’s Plastics commodity team, you will work to leverage cross Operations Network strategies at an enterprise level and continuously work to develop and improve leveraging opportunities by consolidating spend with key business partners supporting the broader interests of Medtronic.

Join a diverse team of innovators who bring their worldview, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day.

Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment that reflects our standing as the world’s top medical device company. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an unrelenting desire to improve our business.

We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result —and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

To learn more about Inclusion & Diversity at Medtronic Click Here (

A Day in the Life

As the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Program Manager, Injection Molding you will lead cross-functional, cross-divisional programs in the development and implementation of strategies and goals for assigned suppliers in support of business objectives for driving improved supplier relationship management, improved service, quality assurance, advancing technology with R&D / new product development teams, risk reduction/mitigation, and delivering lowest total cost of ownership.

Supporting Supply Strategy Development & Commercial Agreements, you will:

  • Support Development & deployment of global category strategy roadmap in alignment with Operation Networks and Operating Units

  • Negotiate cross Operation Networks and Operating Units agreements with suppliers including purchasing, development, supply, VMI, etc.

  • Manage resin strategy across the enterprise

  • Monitor agreements for compliance and drive supplier accountability. Partner closely with Medtronic legal department to deliver best in calls working contract terms/language.

Supporting Material Cost Optimization Roadmap Strategy & Innovation, you will:

  • Lead and manage cost improvement & and supplier performance owning SRM execution for assigned suppliers

  • Lead total cost management of assigned suppliers with program management responsibility for SUCCESS program

  • Support long-term cost optimization roadmaps, identify and leverage technology innovation from the commodity supply base.

  • Utilize analytics & metrics to identify, and organize suppliers accordingly, in conjunction with Operation Networks and Operating Units.

Supporting Supplier Performance & Relationship Management, you will:

  • Play a lead role in cross-network negotiations and supplier relationship management working with internal and external resources, responsible for driving commodity rationalization, simplification, and localization. Focus on identification of synergies and identification, forming and leveraging strategic alliances.

  • Lead efforts for category/supplier analysis, selection processes, make/buy, outsourcing, & business transitions.

  • Develop market & category risk reduction strategies in partnership with the operating unit.

Supporting Supply & Supplier Market Intelligence, you will:

  • Provide global market intelligence for the plastics category and provide insights to support network optimization opportunities.

  • Obtain and communicate the market condition and technology trend information regarding commodities and suppliers. Implement appropriate business opportunities driving value to the enterprise.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • Master’s Degree and/or Engineering Degree

  • Experience or understanding of Molding and Extrusion Processes

  • Skilled in developing category strategies, contract reviews, lean manufacturing, business case development, and utilizing e-commerce in a regulated environment (preferably the medical device industry).

  • Excellent knowledge and application of Excel and Analytics tools

  • Experience in forming and maintaining strategic alliances

  • CPIM certification

  • Experience in cross-functional commodity teams

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time, domestic and international

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

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) here .

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

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)

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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.