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Prin Sourcing Engineer

Company: Medtronic
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives
Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.
Contribute to human welfare by the application of engineering to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We are seeking a Prin Sourcing Engineer for the Operations Innovation Supplier Optimization Engineering team. In this role, you will have responsibility to manage medical device packaging projects, supporting manufacturing transfers and supply continuity. As part of the part of the Packaging and Specialty Materials group, general responsibilities include: collaboration on project teams, packaging/manufacturing process evaluation, assist in determination of validation requirements, analyzing results to support process validation completion and assist in manufacturing site qualification execution.
Our Global Quality Strategy is rooted in the Medtronic Mission and our Quality Policy. Being a 'trusted partner' means always putting patient safety first, upholding product quality, and maintaining the highest ethical standards in our business relationships and programs.
We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result - and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.
Day in the life:
This position will report directly to the Sr. Manager of Supplier Optimization Engineering for Packaging and Specialty Materials.
You will establish and maintain strong cross functional collaboration with R&D, Released Product Engineering, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Manufacturing, OpEx and leverage these relationships to ensure projects are on time, on budget and deliver measurable results.

  • Determines packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required.

  • Documentation management and/or coordination of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Product/Process technical expertise including reviewing and ensuring adequacy of supplier part qualifications activities (i.e. validation including IQ, OQ, PQ activities).

  • Product/Process technical expertise to assist in determining internal design qualification requirements and/or write technical rationales based on sound engineering principles.

  • Perform Root Cause analysis for test failures and/or write technical rationales based on sound engineering principles.

  • Demonstrated business acumen and successful experience managing all aspects of programs, including communicating with stakeholders and directing matrixed teams and resources.

  • Proficient in structured problem-solving techniques.

  • Lead cross functional teams including design, operations, category management, contract manufacturers / OEM, supplier quality to ensure successful completion of projects and business goals.Conduct supplier design reviews to identify and mitigate test coverage gaps and address quality and manufacturability defect points.

  • Develop, communicate, and document transfer project strategies and plans including budget, detailed schedule creation / maintenance, KPIs.This includes program objectives, timelines, milestones and budgets.

  • Ensure projects remain aligned with the project plan by addressing any resource conflicts and addressing problems as they emerge.Facilitate project team meetings and discussion, prepare the agenda, take and distribute meeting minutes.

  • Track spending associated to a given project.Provide monthly forecasts on upcoming spending.Forecast resource and skill set needs for the projects and participate in resourcing discussions / negotiation.

  • Ability to lead and manage multiple projects and collaborating across the matrix

  • May act as a mentor to colleagues or may direct the work of other lower-level professionals.

    Must Have: Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelors degree required

    • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

      Nice to Have

      • Applicable Experience in packaging engineering, medical devices, pharmaceutical or related industry preferred

      • Experience leading projects/programs including financial accountability

      • Prior experience in site-to-site transfer projects in a manufacturing environment

      • Leadership, project management, and communication skills

      • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

      • Excellent organization, Planning, Computer skills, Technical writing, Communication and Presentation skills.

      • Knowledge of systems including PowerPoint, MS Project, Power BI

      • Six Sigma Green Belt and/or Lean certification, DMAIC methodology preferred

      • Ability to establish and maintain a trusted role with the various stakeholders in coordinating multiple functions across the organization

      • Knowledge of GD&T

      • Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA

      • Innovative, passionate and able to inspire people at all levels of the organization

        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)
        A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here ( .
        This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) on page 6 here .
        The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.
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        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.

Keywords: Medtronic, St. Paul , Prin Sourcing Engineer, Engineering , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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