Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Careers that Change Lives

Medtronic has declared its bold ambition: to become the global healthcare technology leader. By doing so, we seek to reach more patients in more meaningful ways, more quickly. To achieve this bold ambition, we must engineer a best-in-class Global Supply Management organization that supports Global Operations and Supply Chain, becoming a strategic and competitive advantage for Medtronic.

As the Strategic Sourcing Specialist in the newly established Center of Excellence within the Supply Management Solutions Division of Medtronic's Global Supply Management Group, you will be exposed to a wide variety of commodities and services supporting all aspects of Medtronic strategic purchasing.

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.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader -that's why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

A Day in the Life

As the Strategic Sourcing Specialist, you will:
  • Provide project management and sourcing expertise to cross-functional, cross-divisional commodity teams, with a focus on execution of Sourcing events (supplier quotes, questionnaires, RFPs, RFIs and e-auctions) via the Ariba Sourcing Platform. Supports both direct and indirect spend categories.
  • Facilitate these teams in the development and execution of long-term strategies that will optimize Medtronic's position in terms of quality, cycle/response time, technology, risk, total cost, diversity, sustainability, and should-cost comparison.
  • Mitigate risk, leverages technology and purchase power, improves processes and systems, and reduces overall cost of ownership and acquisition.


Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience


Nice to Have
  • Experience with Ariba Sourcing or another e-Sourcing platform
  • Strategic sourcing, direct material sourcing, technical/R&D sourcing experience
  • Supplier relationship management experience


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)
More Information on Medtronic
Medtronic operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Franklin, TN and Portsmouth, NH. Medtronic was founded in 2022. It has 80303 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 318 open jobs at Medtronic, click here.
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