- ERP Systems
- Project Management
- Computer Skills
- APICS Certification
Careers that Change Lives
Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of Materials team in Manufacturing, the Sr. Buyer/Planner will utilize skills and experience in Planning, Purchasing, Negotiating, Production Scheduling and Project Management to meet the goals of the Materials Group and assigned Focus Factory.
Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives — starting with your own. Click here to see an overview of the products you will be working on.
The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.
SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.
A Day in the Life
Plan, buy and schedule production related needs and materials through the production system to meet company objectives.
Understand and execute the Policies & Procedures of the company in satisfying the day to day requirements of planning, procurement and production scheduling.
Utilize Lean & Six Sigma tools within areas of responsibility to meet Department and Company objectives.
Work in and promote a team environment, including participation on cross-functional problem-solving and Continuous Improvement teams.
Anticipate issues, coordinate activities and follow up with Suppliers, Production, Warehouse, Quality and Engineering personnel to ensure timely movement and availability of materials.
Aggressively seek out cost reduction opportunities within product lines of direct responsibility, including fully supporting all Plant and Corporate cost reduction projects.
Manage Supplier relationships and development for components directly related to product responsibilities.
Identify and lead process improvement projects internally and at supplier base.
Lead other projects as assigned by Department management
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelors degree required
Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Nice to Have
Experience in high volume Buyer/Planner role.
ERP system experience, BPCS knowledge a plus.
General computer and software skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)
Proven track record of Organizational and Project Management skills
APICS Certification Preferred. CPM certification a plus
Medical Products experience a plus
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)