Medtronic Senior Sourcing Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Sourcing Engineer
Rice Creek, Minnesota, United States
Apr 08, 2021
Careers that Change Lives
We look for leaders who have a clear vision of where we are going and how to get there, bold inclusive thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, business partners, and customers.
The Senior Engineer will project lead cross functional teams to successfully plan and execute strategic component supply transfer initiatives as well as transform value steam capabilities through innovative VAVE and Lean-Sigma Strategies. Responsibilities include leading all activities to define, design, develop and deliver strategic component supply transfer objectives through application of technical and project management skills. Business case development and financial analysis are part of the planning process.
As project leader, the Senior Engineer provides direction and leadership to a cross-functional transfer team responsible for ensuring project commitments are achieved through organization, leadership, business case management, stakeholder engagement, risk management, issue resolution, planning and execution.
The Senior Engineer and project team will meticulously collaborate with suppliers to design, characterize, develop and qualify high capability processes supporting downstream manufacturing customers. This critical role will deliver comprehensive operational strategies committed to achieving process capability through the systematic application of six-sigma to achieve value stream stability and Lean to achieve the shortest possible lead time by eliminating all forms of waste to optimize the value stream lead-time and performance.
A Day in the Life
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Business case development working with cross functional teams to establish the value of the project and scope of work
Quality System Compliance understanding and adherence to ensure processes consistently fulfill requirements and meet customer needs.
Project Leadership though the discipline of initiating, planning, executing and controlling the work of a cross functional team to achieve defined goals and meet success criteria within the given constraints.
Continuous improvement of products, services and processes through incremental and breakthrough improvements. Applying Lean to eliminate waste in the value creation process and controlling variation by reducing the probability that an error or defect will occur.
Value Analysis/Value Engineering as a systematic process to creatively assess and generate alternatives to identify essential functions at the greatest value. Value engineering through the systematic method to improve output by using rigorous examination of function.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE EVIDENT ON YOUR RESUME
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
B.S. or M.S. Engineering; PMP certification a plus.
Lean sigma (or equivalent) certification a plus
10 years product, process manufacturing or supply chain quality engineering experience leading cross functional projects.
A proven track record in the delivery of large and complex product transfer projects to time and budget within a regulated environment.
Experience in medical device technology preferred.
Experience managing multidisciplinary teams, often across different sites and geographies.
Experience creating business cases and evaluating the value of a proposed project.
Broad understanding of medical device development processes compliant with QSR and ISO 13485.
Proficient in Microsoft Project to develop schedules, allocate resources and establish program budgets.
A self-motivated team player with excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to convey business and technical concepts to diverse stake-holders and technical teams in a clear and concise manner.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods and coordination of interdisciplinary teams.
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. Lets 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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