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Supply Chain
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Careers that Change Lives

Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of Materials team in Service and Repair facility located in Plainfield, IN the Buyer/Planner will utilize skills and experience in planning, purchasing, negotiating, production scheduling and project management to meet the goals of the Service and Repair facility.

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. 

A Day in the Life

You will:

  • Plan, buy and schedule production related needs and materials through the production system to meet company objectives. 
  • Understand and execute the Policies & Procedures of the company in satisfying the day to day requirements of planning, procurement and production scheduling.
  • Utilize Lean & Six Sigma tools within areas of responsibility to meet Department and Company objectives.
  • Work in and promote a team environment, including participation on cross-functional problem-solving and Continuous Improvement teams.
  • Anticipate issues, coordinate activities and follow up with Suppliers, Production, Warehouse, Quality and Engineering personnel to ensure timely movement and availability of materials.
  • Aggressively seek out cost reduction opportunities within product lines of direct responsibility, including fully supporting all Plant and Corporate cost reduction projects.
  • Manage Supplier relationships and development for components directly related to product responsibilities. 
  • Manage inventory control duties, support the team for required cycle counting activities and outcomes.  
  • Identify and lead process improvement projects internally and at supplier base. 
  • Lead other projects as assigned by Department management

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

Nice to Have

  • ERP system experience, BPCS knowledge ideal 
  • General computer and software skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.) 
  • Proven track record of Organizational and Project Management skills 
  • APICS Certification 
  • Previous Medical products/regulated products experience

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

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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The mission to improve access to healthcare globally is something we are all very proud to work hard toward achieving. Great people, fun atmosphere, big city salaries. The CEO is fantastic - he is a very clear communicator of the mission and is truly dedicating his life to achieving it.
Smart and committed coworkers. Mission driven. Good benefits. Good long term career opportunities. Company is large enough that you can always find interesting projects to work on.
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