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Sr Strategic Sourcing Mgr

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Position Description

Provide global sourcing leadership across all Services categories. Lead cross-functional global commodity teams that will leverage purchasing power, improve processes and systems to reduce overall cost of acquisition of Services commodities. Partner with global business units and geographies to manage strategic sourcing initiatives and commodity strategies to create an optimal number of “best in class” suppliers, provide competitive pricing and implement world class sourcing strategies. Negotiate, establish, and measure global multi-million dollar contracts, and national or regional contracts as required. Influence and drive change within and across Medtronic businesses. Must be results driven about customer and business cost reduction, growth initiatives, aggregating supplier volume, reducing price, and utilizing tools and identifying opportunities for e-processes increasing capacity and driving compliance to contracts. Communicate issues, actions and strategies to Sourcing and Sr. Leadership teams.

Position Responsibilities

• Develop global and/or international methodologies for Service category strategies and lead the process to generate category strategies to manage all aspects of the categories to achieve world-class performance levels. Work with (internal) stakeholders and drive market research for the various strategies.
• Lead a team of Indirect Sourcing Specialists who through your contributions and direction jointly participate in global, regional or international: source selection, contract negotiations, the administration of multi-year contracts, prepare bid packages or e-Auctions, analyze and evaluate proposals, negotiate provisions, select/recommend suppliers, write awards and administer resulting contracts.
• Provide day to day direction and leadership to the team of Indirect Sourcing Specialist.
• Lead the Indirect Sourcing team in defining the indirect operational savings priorities.
• Communicate effectively with other business unit and regional procurement organizations, information technology, facilities, finance, and legal to complete work assignments. Define methodologies and templates for others to be used. Drive standardization in purchasing methodology.
• Communicate with all levels of management throughout the enterprise.
• Obtain global market condition information regarding categories and suppliers, leading to category strategies. Present, align, and implement business strategy changes. Benchmark with other companies to determine best overall practices for assigned commodity area. Forecast sub-commodity activity levels and trends, determine the optimal leverage points and prioritize contract opportunities.
• Implementation and provide oversight of Quality and Sourcing initiatives. Including advising and coaching team members and business unit colleagues on center-led strategic objectives and how to do effective risk assessment in the category.
• Assume global leadership role in source selection, contract negotiations and administration of complex multi-million dollar contracts including internal spend analysis, preparation of bid packages, proposal analysis and evaluation, contract provision negotiation, supplier selection/recommendation, contract award and administration.
• Report performance to key metrics and project status as required.
• Support global customer base by communicating effectively across business unit and geographic procurement organizations, business unit functions, financial and legal groups to complete work assignments and to build partnerships in support of strategies for the assigned commodity area.
• Provide leadership and subject matter expertise on “Best in Class” Sourcing processes.

Basic Qualifications


• 10+ years purchasing with a B.A. or 8+ years with a Masters


• Experience with Services commodities
• Experience leading global commodity teams
• Project management experience
• Experience drafting contracts and leading negotiations

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

• Masters Degree
• Ability to provide change leadership and accelerate change
• People management experience
• Strong cross-functional team facilitation skills
• Ability to influence for results in a matrixed organization
• Proven demonstrated results producing cost savings/value in contracting
• C.P.M. or CPSM Certification
• Familiarity with e-commerce initiatives
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to perform in fast-paced environment
• Ability to perform in virtual environment

• Ability to provide change leadership and accelerate change

• Previous experience and/or expertise with multiple indirect commodities
• Ability to draft contracts
• Strong communication skills
• Project management skills
• Strong analytical skills

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.

• 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.
• Extended periods of time doing computer-based work

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.

Job ID: 93011
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Medtronic Operations provides the infrastructure and expertise to build our products with maximum quality and cost effectiveness, and ensure we have supportive work environments for employees worldwide. This is the group that makes our breakthrough technologies possible. Job families include Sourcing, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing, Lean Sigma, and Facilities. We're actively involved in shaping the industry and transforming technologies so physicians have what they need to help their patients move forward with life. Our vision requires bold leaders. If you want a career that is challenging, energizing, and rewarding, we hope you'll consider joining us as we push the boundaries of medical technology. Investigate jobs in Operations.


Medtronic employees play a role in changing what it means to live with chronic disease. We're creating technologies that treat chronic disease in new ways so people can live better, longer. Medtronic is actively involved in shaping the industry and transforming technologies so physicians have what they need to help their patients move forward with life.

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