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Materials Planner (Boulder)

Company: Medtronic
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Materials PlannerOPERATING UNIT: Cranial and Spinal TechnologiesCareers that Change Lives | Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.A Day in the LifeIn this exciting role as a Material Planner you will have responsibility for efficiently managing the overall supply planning and purchasing requirements for assigned Medtronic purchased products. 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. This position leads and works in a collaborative environment with other business functions.Responsibilities:* Analyzes the movement of assigned products through suppliers/Medtronic manufacturing sites, managing timelines in order to support production and sales* 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* Monitors supplier performance and implements strategies to increase performance and reduce lead time* Communicates effectively and proactively engages stakeholders across the organization related to supply chain* Leads improvement projects to simplify, streamline, and improve our supply chain* Maintains planning master data to enable accurate planning and purchasing execution* Leads and participates in cross-functional projects involving Medtronic initiatives that ensure business objectives are met. Influences cost reductions through Kaizen/RIE event facilitation and using Lean principles. Utilizes Lean principles to promote a continuous improvement culture* Location Preference: ColoradoMust Have: Minimum Requirements* Bachelors degree required* Minimum of 2 years of relevant planning experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 0 years relevant planning experienceNice to Have* Experience employing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in supply chain activities and employing materials and inventory management using the Material Resource Planning (MRP)* Experience with purchasing, forecasting and supplier management* Experience managing projects and working in teams* Experience with computer applications including Microsoft office* Master's Degree* APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)* Project Management Professional Certification* Six Sigma, Lean and DMAIC expertise* Familiar with working in an ISO 13485 and FDA regulated environment* Strong communication skills (both verbally and in written) with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with business stakeholdersAbout MedtronicTogether, 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 RequirementsThe 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)

Keywords: Medtronic, Boulder , Materials Planner (Boulder), Other , Boulder, Colorado

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