Supply Chain Planner

Posted by admin on 05/30/2018 12:19 pm  /   NEW POSTED JOBS

Medtronic - Boulder, CO


Supply Chain Planner

Careers that Change Lives


You will be a key member of Medtronic’s Supply Chain Planning team located in Boulder, CO. Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.


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


You will manage supply chain activities from product forecast input through to goods being received in the Distribution Center ensuring optimal net requirements signals are provided and communicated to manufacturing. You will lead projects and initiatives relating to Supply Chain Management with the intention of improving business performance and service interacting will all levels of Corporate and Plant Management, Product Managers, Global Marketing Managers, Corporate and Plant Planners to identify and implement supply chain continuous improvement. You will drive the optimal balance between service (BO and Fill Rate) and inventory, while working to reduce Logistic costs.


You will:

·         Effectively plan and control the supply chain to meet and exceed KPI’s relating to Customer Service, inventory levels/inventory weeks, and forecast variance.

·         Partner with the manufacturing plants, developing projections of inventory/ service recovery during periods of supply disruption.

·         Proactively ensure that both internal and external customer needs are met, and that disruptions are avoided always acting with the customer in mind to ensure excellent Customer Service.

·         Utilize lean principles and root cause/ corrective action methodology to drive continual improvement in processes leading to step function improvement in performance in Service/Inventory.

·         support the development and continuous improvement of MITG S&OP process.

·         Actively plan and support new business opportunities, new product introductions, integrations and transfers.

·         Actively participate in cost reduction and risk mitigation projects as well as prepare and present project updates.

·         Work closely with Demand planning/Marketing to understand business shifts and improve forecast accuracy.

·         Provide ongoing support and maintenance of ERP systems for changes, validation testing and upgrades.

·         Travel and visit both domestic and international plants up to 20%


Must Have: Minimum Qualifications

You must hold a minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain related field plus 2 years related experience.

·         Excellent statistical and mathematics skills

·         Software skills including MS Office (Access & Excel focus)

·         Working knowledge of SAP, JDE and/or Manugistics

·         Excellent written and verbal communication

·         Demonstrated project management skills

·         Excellent analytical skills


Nice to Have

·         MS, MBA a plus

·         Medical Device/ Medical Supplies Manufacturing experience

·         Excellent statistical and mathematics skills

·         APICs CPIM/CSCP and/or Project Management Certification desirable

·         Exposure to LEAN/Six Sigma techniques

·         Software skills including MS Office (Access & Excel focus)

·         Working knowledge of SAP, JDE and/or Manugistics preferred

·         Excellent written and verbal communication

·         Demonstrated project management skills


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. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


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