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Medtronic, Inc.

Danvers, MA

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Job Title

Sr Buyer/Planner




Danvers, MA, 01923, USA


Sr Buyer/Planner


Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

3 days ago

**_Careers that ChangeLives_**

The Sr Buyer/Planner


analyze purchase requisitions and coordinate purchasing activities of

assigned products with the objective of maintaining established finished goods

targets, meeting customer service goals and efficiently utilizing manufacturing


Medtronic seeks

candidates who will meet our customer expectations by striving without reserve

for the highest possible reliability and quality in our products, processes,

and systems by being accountable, having a voice, and taking action.

**_A Day in the Life_**

In this role, you will work closely with a

Global Planning team to ensure the highest possible level of customer service.


may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Prepareand issue purchase orders, expedite/de-expedite deliveries as necessary,resolve payment and quality problems with key suppliers, investigate andresolve inventory discrepancies and delivery/receiving issues.

Managea thorough knowledge of every aspect of Work in Progress (WIP) and FinishedGoods (FG) inventory levels throughout the plant and pipeline ensuringinventory goals are achieved.

Developand coordinate phase in and phase out plans in collaboration with Marketing andGlobal Planning.

Maintainobsolete product SKU’s in system.

Monitorand improve product availability in conjunction with identifying initiatives toreduce inventory levels.

Communicatewith Distribution Centers to review product inventory levels and reduce excessFG.

Create,prepare, and maintain reporting to provide data to monitor trends and allowsite business decisions on a timely basis.

MonitorValue Stream capacity plans and provide updates to Global Supply Chain.

Monitorin-process and in-transit lead-times and identify reduction opportunities.

ImplementLean principles both internally and at the supplier to reduce waste and overallcost.

Demonstratea strong commitment to teamwork and Quality Business System Requirements.

Sources, purchases,plans, and schedules the movement of raw materials, packaging materials, parts,components, services, supplies, finished goods, and related material throughproduction and inventory process.

Identifies raw material,component, and related requirements from engineering and productionspecifications and schedules.

In front-end procurementmode, analyzes data and determines factors that affect prices and determineslowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet requiredschedules.

Coordinates and followsup with production, warehouse, and engineering personnel to ensure appropriateprocurement, scheduling, and movement of materials and services.

Compiles information tokeep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.

May monitor performance ofsuppliers and collaborate on demand analysis planning.

**_Must Have - MinimumRequirements_**

To be considered for this position

you must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field and4 years of experience

in buying, supplier relations, material planning and inventory management, when

accompanied by a Bachelor's degree OR 2 years of that experience with a

Master's degree.

**_Nice to Have_**

Familiarity withproduct specifications and incoming inspection procedures.

Ability to evaluate data inputs and createmeaningful analysis.

Strong Project Management skills

Strong influencing and negotiating skills.

Ability to interface with cross-functionalteammates.


Working knowledge of ISO 13485:2003 and GMP’s


Must be able to operate independentlyrequiring limited supervision and exercise proper judgment.

PC skills, word processing, spreadsheets,project management, SAP experience

Experience in operations planning

Strong organizational skills, detailoriented.

Effective verbal and writtencommunication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Commitment to achieve Quality BusinessSystem Requirements

Experience and training in LeanManufacturing principles.

Strong knowledge of ISO 13485:2003 and FDAregulations.

Skilled in statistical analysis and detailoriented activities.



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)

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change

healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology

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 can 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.


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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Medtronic, Inc.
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Company Profile
Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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