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Medtronic, Inc.

Sr. Communications Program Manager, Global Supply Management

Medtronic, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

Sr. Communications Program Manager, Global Supply Management




Job #671376265

Sr. Communications Program Manager, Global Supply Management


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

2 days ago

Careers that Change Lives:

Join our Global Communications team and drive impact as the communications lead for the Global Supply Management (GSM) organization, the team responsible for procuring and managing the goods and services that help Medtronic operate every day.

Create, execute and evolve communications strategies that inform and engage both employees and suppliers. Advise and support our leaders as they shape and communicate their strategies. Raise the profile of our efforts in Responsible Supply Management and Supplier Diversity. Join an entrepreneurial communications team with Global Operations Business Services to further develop your skills and start building your Global Communications career with Medtronic.

A Day in the Life:

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

You will serve as an advisor to the Chief Procurement Officer and his leadership team, as well as the lead and hub of Global Supply Management (GSM)-driven communications within the function, across the company and externally to suppliers.

You will build upon and evolve an overall communications strategy that will drive deeper employee awareness and engagement in the Global Supply Management strategy and key enterprise-wide initiatives.

You will develop and implement a proactive supplier communications strategy, including the creation of core messaging and channels that both help achieve our supplier objectives and advance the Medtronic brand.

You will help plan and execute national, regional and local supplier outreach events throughout the year.

You will partner with our Responsible Supply Management and Supplier Diversity teams to articulate and promote our strategies and efforts in these areas.

You will provide direct communications counsel and support to the Chief Procurement Officer, as needed and agreed upon.

You will provide ongoing communications leadership, counsel and feedback as a participating member in GSM leadership team meetings and forums.

You will partner closely with Global Communications team members across multiple disciplines (Corporate/Business Group/Region, Internal and External Communications, Global Brand) to leverage messaging, tools and approaches and coordinate execution of plans.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree


7 years of experience (or 5 years with a Master’s degree) in a professional communications role within a Corporate, Agency or Consulting environment to be considered.


Experience developing and driving Internal Communications strategies to drive alignment and engagement

Experience in External Communications and Issues Management

Experience working in a variety of mediums, including print, digital, social

Experience leading teams, prioritizing projects and providing oversight

Nice to Have:

Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Affairs preferred

Experience in Supply Management, Supply Chain or related environment

Familiarity with Supplier Diversity, Corporate Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility

Demonstrated experience in successfully supporting transformation and change efforts that involve diverse sets of stakeholders

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

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.

Updated 05/23/2018

26 days 4 hours ago

Medtronic, Inc.


Sr. Communications Program Manager, Global Supply Management Medtronic, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN, United States


Location: Minneapolis, MN

Company Profile:
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 Group’s 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.