Materials and Supply Planning Manager at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Plymouth, Minnesota





Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives

Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives - starting with your own. We are seeking a Materials and Supply Planning Manager in our Plymouth NL, MN facility.

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.

A Day in the Life
As the Materials and Supply Planning Manager you will be part of the Plant Operations team leading the overall supply chain strategy, materials and build planning, materials issues resolution and SIOP coordination for the Plymouth NL site. You will provide leadership to the supply planning team and provide indirect leadership through participation in IBP and SIOP.

Additionally, you will work closely with external partners - sourcing, logistics, indirect materials, demand planning and transportation. Successful outcomes include shorter lead times, mix attainment, increased visibility, predictability, and reduced variability within the operations supply chain. The benefits of such improvements lead to superior service, reduced inventory, improved competitive position, and freed resources that can be reinvested back into the business. You will:


  • Drive plant level implementation of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE)
  • Manage the Plant Master Production Schedule process and communicate risks to the organization
  • Optimize inventory and strive for continuous improvement across the supply chain
  • Build and maintain a high performing organization (staffing, training, coaching, motivating).
  • Ability to successfully influence and manage all levels of the organization.
  • Creates and executes supply chain and sourcing strategies at the manufacturing site which support growth, customer satisfaction, product cost management and forecast accuracy.
  • Engage with Marketing and Logistics to support Product Lifecycle Management.
  • Deliver operational results for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop, initiate and support projects in pursuit of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost KPIs.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • 5+ years in Supply Chain, Planning, Purchasing or Logistics including 2+ years in managing staff
  • Ability to lead, energize and influence change efforts at all levels of a complex organization.
  • Purchasing, Planning and inventory management experience
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, logistics, warehousing and transportation in a highly regulated industry
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to interface and influence at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent understanding of data analytic and statistical tools, capable of explaining the underlying concepts and principles.
  • Experience in MRP and ERP systems including BPCS, SAP, AGILE
  • Demonstrated use of Microsoft Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Hands-on experience implementing projects and new initiatives.
  • Track record of delivering results with a passion to win.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Excellent decision-making skills, considering all relevant factors and stakeholders.
  • Experience establishing key performance indicators
  • APICS certification

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 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)

Additional Information


  • Posting Date: Sep 13, 2021
  • Travel: Yes, < 25 % of the Time





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