Sourcing Continuity Engineer - Principal

Medtronic   •  

Miami Lakes, FL

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 49 days ago

Careers that Change Lives:
Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.
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.
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.
A Day in the Life:
This position is in the Sourcing Continuity Engineering function in the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) within Device Supply Management Value Stream. This position entails developing technical solutions for components sourced from suppliers. Specifically, this role will be responsible for engineering work with all suppliers who provide products and services for the Heartware business. This position supports Medtronic manufacturing plant located in Miami Lakes, FL. This position involves working closely with several other functions, including Manufacturing, Released Product Design Engineering, Supplier Quality, Reliability and Regulatory.
• Responsible for maintaining continuity of supply of components purchased from suppliers
• Responsible for all engineering change activities associated with components purchased from suppliers
• May be responsible for CAPAs associated with suppliers
• Leads cross-functional teams to drive root cause and final resolution of supplier related issues
• Leads quality improvement and cost improvement projects

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Provides technical engineering expertise and leadership to the Supply Management organization and suppliers, serving as the technical liaison between Medtronic design requirements and suppliers' technical capability to assure that robust margins are achieved and maintained.
Responsibilities may include: facilitation of Lean-Sigma continuous improvement with suppliers, support and/or implementation of structural Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) process in new product development to achieve Design for Manufacturability and Reliability; identification of key technical capabilities of supply base; establishment of control plans and monitoring systems for supplier processes; identification and management of risk associated with low margins between supplier processes and design requirements; facilitation and reporting of progress of supplier corrective actions as assigned by relevant CAPA system; providing core team input of Design for Sourcing/Manufacturability into new designs; long term technology/supplier scanning as input into product/technology road maps.

Process / manufacturing engineering experience or experience in Supplier Quality/Supplier Management
BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering with 7+ years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree or
4+ years of experience and a Master’s degree
Desired-Nice to Have:
Experience leading and managing projects independently
DRM/Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Knowledge of statistical data analysis methods and related statistical tools
Gage R&R
Experience using Minitab to analyze data
Knowledge of materials (polymers, metals) is a plus
Experience working in regulated industry like medical devices is preferred
Proven problem-solving skills; knowledge of DMAIC is preferred
Excellent leadership skills to lead and own issues all the way to resolution
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and be organized