Principal Sourcing Engineer

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  • United States, Rice, MN View on Map
  • Post Date : September 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 16, 2020
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Job Description

Principal Sourcing Engineer


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This position has the authority and responsibility to be the primary integration point linking Strategic Sourcing with Research & Development and New Product Introduction (NPI) project teams. Technical Sourcing will lead the identification of Suppliers and reduction of overall supply risk and drive the adoption of capable technologies & sources in product development resulting in predictable supply & competitiveness through full product launch.


Day in the life:
  • Lead supplier evaluation, selection, development, qualification, and product launch ramp-up aligned with commodity and development strategies. Accountable for completing source selection with commodity teams in alignment with commodity strategies & preferred supplier segmentation.
  • Provide front line negotiation with knowledge of commodity strategies and an ability to influence design/technology/source decisions. This will be done with a view of total cost of ownership.
  • Identify and communicate sourcing risks early in the development cycle to drive mitigating designs and or focused supplier development.
  • Closely partner with R&D to identify potential new sources in Technologies to support growth business objectives and technology roadmap advancement
  • Document & manage overall project sourcing strategies.
  • Track and manage improvements in procured component supply risk, quality, material cost, and response / lead time for the full device procured bill of material.
  • Report out at each progressive development stage gate.
  • Manage material demands and sourcing within NPD.
  • Manage and coordinate all sourcing project deliverables in support of product development.
  • Lead Supplier DRM efforts for NPD projects by becoming an expert in Supplier products and processes. Work with R&D and Supplier Quality to ensure Critical to Quality product requirements are addressed.
  • Develop the value stream and assist with the transfer to sustaining.
  • Provide post launch support as needed.
  • Travel required 25% – 35%.
Must Have: Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related degree
  • 7+ years of experience with Bachelors Degree OR 5+ years of experience with an Advanced Degree


Nice to Have

  • Electrical, Mechanical or Biomedical engineering degree preferred
  • Must have project management skills
  • Must have communication, leadership, and interpersonal and team building skills
  • Influence skills to achieve results across a matrix organization
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize changes while consistently meeting customer needs
  • Broad technical knowledge / background
  • Negotiation skills
  • Lean Sigma experience a plus
  • Experience in medical device or regulated industry a plus.

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

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