Sr. Supply Chain Planning Manager

Medtronic Inc. Columbia Heights , MN 55421

Posted 1 week ago

Sr. Supply Chain Planning Manager

Careers that Change Lives | Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

A Day in the Life

This position has the responsibility and authority to develop and implement short, medium and long-term supply chain strategies and networks that address capacity issues, continuity of supply, and inventory in support of business growth. Supports business SIOP process and business execution of new programs and initiatives that include promotional activities, demand changes, new product launches, IT planning system and infrastructure, and network redesigns. Monitors key performance indicators, analyzes cost-to-serve performance data, and coordinates cross-functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.

Directly manages a team of supply chain planners to deliver customer service, inventory, production transfers, Internal Plants, and Contract Manufacturing/Original Equipment Manufacturers (CM/OEM) stability and cost down objectives.


  • Provide cross-functional leadership in the development of master production schedules, rough cut capacity planning and Operational SIOP (Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning) Process.

  • Manage product launches and phase out assuring cross functional alignment, risk assessment, and contingency planning.

  • Coordinate Exec SIOP for therapies

  • Interface with business leaders including general managers on supply related issues

  • Develop and streamline improved inventory planning, target setting, and overall asset management.

  • Works closely with customer service and distributors to implement replenishment systems that ensure smooth material flow throughout the overall supply chain.

  • Works closely with operations to ensure appropriate supply chain capacity to support business needs including new site and supplier startups.

  • Analyzes the potential for restocking and sales of returned finished goods. Conducts configuration change review in conjunction with Quality Control in order to ensure obsolete/revised designs are not reintroduced. Authorizes necessary inspection, rework or scrap of returned goods, as appropriate to minimize inspection and rework costs, high inventory level, stock-outs and backorders.

  • Manages inventory management system database for accuracy by reviewing requirements and timely inputs for new part numbers, standard costs, and revisions

  • Prepares monthly status reports for internal plants and CM/OEM including product line activities, finished goods inventories, backorders, pending and received tenders, and new product availability for presentation and review by senior management. Recommends procedures and solutions for optimum production based on analyses performed on capacity.

  • Lead process improvement and problem solving initiatives and influence corrective action results, including CAPAs and SCAPAs

  • Contribute toward sector education of the role and value of the supply chain team.

  • Provide coaching and establish development opportunities for staff and peers

  • Maintains an effective organization; ensures that the department is appropriately staffed and employees are properly qualified and trained; manages functions to ensure that activities are performed in accordance with the Quality System

  • Ensures compliance with Quality System requirements

  • All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.

  • Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Travel requirement: 25% to 50%

Must Have Minimum Qualifications (to be considered):

  • 7+ years with Bachelor's degree or 5+ years with masters/advanced degree in manufacturing planning, purchasing or expediting materials

  • 5+ years of experience providing work direction and leadership to people and teams

  • Minimum 7 years of experience using MRPII, Demand Management, or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Is A Bachelor's Degree Required? Yes

Prior Managerial Experience Required? Yes

Nice to Have/Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA desired.

  • Certified Production Inventory Management (CPIM)

  • Medical Device Industry

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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Sr. Supply Chain Planning Manager

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