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Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

BUSINESS UNIT: The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.

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A Day in the Life

In Technical Sourcing in Medtronic, plc, we focus on supporting New Product Development by acting as the key Point of Contact between R&D and our suppliers in the development of medical devices in the Cardiovascular area.   Technical Sourcing Specialists are directly involved in ensuring that we have a robust supply base that enables Medtronic to deliver quality products at a competitive price.


•Contribute to the success of New Product Development by working closely with the R&D engineering staff to find robust suppliers from the existing supply base or by finding new suppliers that offer the best quality, performance and cost for our products under development.

•Responsible for leading, developing and executing sourcing strategies that are in alignment with cross-functional groups such as Category Managers, Site Sourcing, R&D, Quality and other stakeholders.

•Provide clear communications to suppliers on these strategies as well as developing contracts and other agreements to support them.

•Support DRM and other early supplier involvement initiatives.

•Facilitate and participate in R&D and supplier technical and business meetings to ensure team timelines and objectives are met.

•Liaise with multidisciplinary and cross-functional groups in other Business Units and locations to ensure alignment with team objectives.

•Travel for this position is approximately 25% or less.

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

•Dynamic team player and leader who can work effectively on cross-functional teams.

•Experience with New Product Development (NPI) efforts.

•Technical acumen in a variety of disciplines to include injection molding, machining, extrusions and other manufacturing methods are desirable.

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.

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