Buyer/PlannerMedtronic, Inc. - Brooklyn Park, MN
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443, USA
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Oct 20, 2017
Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions. Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders, and requests for quotes to suppliers. Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity. Monitors the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value. Leads and participates in continuous improvement projects to improve cost, inventory levels, and supply performance.
Analyze incoming requisitions and shortage reports for quality, specification, pricing and delivery requirements. Develop and investigate sources of supply, issue requests for quotations on those items not covered by an existing purchasing agreement.
•Manage inventories, monitor usage, establish inventory targets and place purchase orders for both supply and inventory items as required. Coordinate material plans based upon the SOP, master schedule and BOM.
•Prepare and issue purchase orders, expedite deliveries, resolve payment and quality problems with suppliers and Supplier quality functions. Maintain computerized purchasing system database, investigate inventory discrepancies and resolve delivery/receiving problems. Work with accounts receivable and suppliers to resolve purchase order receiving, invoicing, and reconciliation activities.
•Conduct negotiations with potential suppliers to obtain agreement on pricing, delivery, specifications, performance terms and acceptance criteria. Generate the most suitable purchasing arrangement such as contracts, blanket orders and vendor stocking arrangements to facilitate downstream purchasing and obtain optimum pricing. Develop vendor managed inventory strategies where applicable, including vendor carried inventory practices
•Conduct supplier visits/evaluations to determine suitability and analyze supplier performance. Participate in meetings with supplier management to discuss all aspects of their business and develop effective relationships
•Assure qualified suppliers are identified for all components and services required for Medtronic product lines. Work with existing suppliers to improve performance or identify alternate suppliers to maintain a supplier base that meets Medtronic requirements for supply plans, cost out, and inventory reduction.
•Advise management of industry competitive situations, alternate supply sources, raw material costs, commodity price trends, and supply/demand situations which may impact the business. Originate ways to effect cost savings
•Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork and Quality Business System Requirements.
•Proactively manage ECO implementations.
•Embrace COS (cell operating system), DMAIC A3 problem solving, and lean concepts
•Perform other related tasks as required.
•2 years purchasing or planning experience
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
•Experience with inventory management, purchasing, and/or supply chain
Experience working in a highly regulated environment
•SAP and JDE experience
•Advanced Excel training, including vlookup, pivot tables, formulas, macros, etc.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•Experience multi-tasking and executing within tight timelines
•Purchasing or planning experience in a hospital, laboratory, biotechnology, research or pharmaceutical environment
•Supply chain accreditation CPSM, CPIM, CPM or other
Physical Job Requirements:
Sit/Stand for up to 8 hours per day
•Use of computer for long periods of time
•Light lifting up to 20 lbs.
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Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Groups products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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