Strategic Sourcing Specialist- Global Distribution

Medtronic Inc. Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago


BUSINESS UNIT: Indirect Supply Management Distribution and Logistics

Location Address; 710 Medtronic Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604 USA

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Individual contributor who provides support and sourcing expertise to the global distribution, storage, and warehouse category. Individual contributor who:

  • Provides project management and sourcing expertise to cross-functional, cross-divisional commodity teams.

  • Facilitates these teams in the development and execution of long-term strategies that will optimize Medtronic's position in terms of quality, cycle/response time, technology, risk, and total cost.

  • Mitigates risk, leverages technology and purchase power, improves processes and systems, and reduces overall cost of ownership and acquisition.

  • Assists in development of negotiation strategies, establishes and monitors supplier agreements.

  • Assists in development and managing of strategic sourcing initiatives and commodity strategies.

A Day in the Life

We offer you a position where.

  • Perform project based activities while adhering to policies.

  • Understand business cost reduction, growth initiatives, aggregating supplier volume, reducing pricing, and utilizing tools.

  • Work with (internal) stakeholders and develop market research for the various strategies.

  • Support regional sourcing base by communicating effectively across sourcing organizations, financial and legal groups to complete work assignments and to build partnerships in support of strategies for the assigned commodity area.

  • Communicate effectively with regional procurement and supply chain organizations, information technology, distribution, finance, quality, and legal to complete work assignments. Define methodologies and templates for others to be used. Help drive standardization in purchasing methodology.

  • Exchange information such as facts, statuses, ideas and issues to achieve objective.

  • Obtain global market condition information regarding categories and suppliers, to assist in the development of category strategies.

  • Benchmark with other companies to determine best overall practices for specific commodity areas.

  • Report performance to key metrics and project status as required.


  • Global Supply Chain experience

  • Distribution and Logistics experience

  • Distribution of Med-Devices, Health Care or alternatively, high-tech

  • Experience negotiating contracts with 3PL's

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

  • Strong experience with Global RFPs, contracts, negotiations, sourcing agreements

  • Strong experience in distribution/warehouse and logistics

  • Experience with the Ariba Sourcing and RFP tool

  • Prior med device,

  • C.P.M.,CPSM, or CSCP Certification

  • Ability to perform in fast-paced environment

  • Ability to perform in virtual environment

  • Project management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong Excel skills

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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