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Supply Chain
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Medtronic Coronary and Structural Heart provides interventional devices to treat coronary arteries that are blocked by atherosclerotic plaque and devices and therapies to treat structural defects of the heart.  We are currently looking for a Sr. Supply Chain Planner in our Global Supply Chain Planning organization to work in our Danvers, Massachusetts facility.

Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which 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.

A Day in the Life

In this role, the Sr. Supply Chain Planner works in conjunction with the Manager to execute focused supply chain solutions which support business objectives, including supply planning, inventory management and project management. You will also partner with Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing sites and regional supply chain to manage product supply and inventory.  You will support process improvement opportunities throughout each stage of the product lifecycle, including inventory and obsolescence management, new product launch planning and execution, product rationalization, and Sales & Operations Planning Process (S&OP).

You will:

  • Develop monthly supply plan on finished goods and components for manufacturing sites and OEM’s/CM’s considering demand, capacity and inventory. Understand the connectivity between manufacturing sites and distribution centers.  Carry out the planning of inventory in all locations and to match supply with demand
  • Provide long range forecast to production requirements and short-term priorities 
  • Conduct weekly operations calls with manufacturing sites and distribution centers to align on weekly production schedule and to understand any capacity/supply constraints
  • Utilize SAP/APO to ensure correct flow of demand signals through the whole value stream and ensure accuracy of build prompts at manufacturing sites
  • Actively plan and support new business initiatives, new product launches, product rationalizations, and agility transfers
  • Own supply chain service and inventory metrics. Leadership of regular cross-functional metric performance reviews
  • Partner with the manufacturing plants, developing projections of service recovery during periods of supply disruption, and taking proactive actions to minimize product availability issues and timely communicate to global regions
  • Develop working relationships with planners globally and build a “virtual” team throughout value stream
  • Work closely with Demand planning/Marketing to understand business trends and improve forecast accuracy to minimize slow and non-moving inventory
  • Work cross functionally on project teams and develop relationships with Manufacturing, Marketing, R&D, Finance, Engineering and customer service
  • Understand Lean Sigma DMAIC methodology and utilize lean principles and problem-solving methodology to drive continuous improvement in processes leading to service/inventory improvement
  • Lead complex projects including optimization of production capacity, agility transfers, balancing global inventory network, improving global service levels, and improving manufacturing/ supply chain efficiency
  • Work with supplier and AP department to resolve invoicing issues.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • APICS (CPIM) certification

  • Experience using SAP/APO or other ERP system

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel and PowerPoint focus)

  • Excellent mathematics/analytics/statistical skills demonstrated through education or professional background

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Proven ability to meet and maintain customer / business expectations and requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Lean Sigma DMAIC green belt certification

  • Medical device or related industry experience

  • Ability to thrive in a complex, matrix and growing organization

  • Strong understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards related End to End Supply Chain concepts

  • Ability to assess, analyze, and condense complex data or situations.

  • Ability to project possible future outcomes and scenarios based on available data. Shapes recommendations to create positive future results despite circumstances or activities that may threaten desired goals

  • Ability to adapt to changing customer and organizational requirements

  • Experience cultivating a broad network of relationships with key internal and external constituents.

  • Good influence management skills and ability to successfully work across geographical boundaries via phone and virtual meetings

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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