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Principal Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain
2100048W Requisition #

Careers that Change Lives

In this exciting role as a neuromodulation and pelvic health Principal Supply Chain Planner, you will have responsibility for efficiently managing the overall supply planning and purchasing requirements for contract manufacturing (“CM”)/ OEM products and new products introduction (“NPI”). This position will champion supply planning initiatives and support the department’s strategic goals and objectives with limited direct supervision. Primary responsibility will be ensuring product availability while meeting inventory targets and ensuring flawless launch of new products.

Join a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation.

A career at Medtronic is like no other. We’re purposeful. We’re committed. And we’re driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.

A Day in the Life

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

  • Plans and schedules the movement of CM/OEM finished goods and NPI products through suppliers/Medtronic manufacturing sites managing timelines and inventory process in order to properly allocate the supply to global regions
  • Analyzes data and determines factors that affect supply continuity in order to avoid constraints and disruptions while planning supply to be consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules
  • Coordinates and follows up with CM/OEM suppliers, manufacturing sites, warehouse/distribution center, and transportation personnel to ensure appropriate allocation, scheduling, and movement of materials to targeted regions
  • Monitors performance of suppliers and manages supply analysis planning, contributing to demand analysis and financial forecast plans
  • Communicates effectively and proactively engages stakeholders across the organization in backorder or allocation situations
  • Leads continuous improvement projects in assigned supply planning area for CM/OEM and NPI products


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

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in SAP; preferably someone with significant experience in SAP 
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Excel; preferably someone with significant experience in excel (Macros, V-Lookups, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • Experienced in New Product Introduction / Phase In - Phase Out / Launch of products
  • Highly analytical with attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks 
  • Strong communication skills (both verbally and in written) with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with business stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform in a command-and-control role under pressure and to manage multiple priorities with competing demands
  • Certifications/Training in:  Continuous Improvement, CPIM, PMP, Lean, 6 Sigma


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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