Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

Careers that Change Lives  In Technical Sourcing in Medtronic, plc, we focus on supporting New Product Development by acting as the key Point of Contact between R&D and our suppliers in the development of medical devices in the CardioVascular area. Technical Sourcing Specialists are directly involved in ensuring that we have a robust supply base that enables Medtronic to deliver quality products at a competitive price.  A Day in the Life  Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned. Contribute to the success of New Product Development by working closely with the R&D engineering staff to find robust Contract Manufacturing and Component suppliers from the existing supply base or by finding new supplier offer the best quality, performance and cost for our products under development.  Responsible for leading, developing and executing sourcing strategies that are in alignment with cross-functional groups such as Category Managers, Site Sourcing, R&D, Quality and other stakeholders. Provide clear communications to suppliers on these strategies as well as developing contracts and other agreements to support them.  Support DFM and other early supplier involvement initiatives.  Facilitate and participate in R&D and supplier technical and business meetings to ensure team timelines and objectives are met.  Liaise with multidisciplinary and cross-functional groups in other Business Units and locations to ensure alignment with team objectives. Travel for this position is approximately 25% or less. Must Have: Minimum Requirements Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Management, Engineering or related discipline. Nice to Have Technical acumen in a variety of disciplines to include injection molding, machining, extrusions and other manufacturing methods are desirable. 10+ years relevant experience with a Bachelor's or 8+ years with a Master's degree. Master's DegreeDynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.  Experienced with New Product Development or NPI efforts.  Good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. 18000IJU
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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