• Category Manager- Contract Manufacturing

    MedtronicMinneapolis, MN 55432

    Job #1033845444

  • Category Manager- Contract Manufacturing


    Fridley, Minnesota, United States

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    Post Date:

    Nov 08, 2019

    Category Manager- Contract Manufacturing

    RTG (Restorative Therapies Group) OVERVIEW

    The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

    Careers that Change Lives | Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

    A Day in the Life

    The Category Manager, Contract Manufacturing is a key member of the Contract Manufacturing Sourcing organization. You must be an inspiring leader, experienced in working with high performance teams, and in fast paced environment. You will provide leadership for the identification, selection and implementation of strategies that are in line with the organizations strategic business objectives. This role will be responsible for managing 3rd party contract manufacturer's for both new product development and existing legacy products.

    The Category Manager, Contract Manufacturing will translate strategic ideas and initiatives into cost competitive solutions. The ideal candidate will lead the vetting and selection process to ensure the Company maintains the best in class 3rd party contract suppliers. This position will also require working closely with corporate center-led sourcing to identify strategies that create alliance with other key suppliers within the Company. This position will be instrumental in developing contracts and leading negotiations on quality, cost and delivery of finished product or sub-assemblies. This position will support metrics, tools, and processes to optimize performance of 3rd party contract manufacturers. Will provide leadership and direction to cross-functional team including Engineering, OpEx and Quality team members to prioritize and drive project implementations. Develop cost savings profile for programs being implemented and continually monitor for effectiveness.



    •Own and drive the Contract Manufacturing supplier strategy and relationship management for the selected category within Restorative Therapies Group.

    •Build alignment for organizational and behavioral changes in support of key Contract Manufacturing initiatives.

    •Investigate markets, competitors, emerging trends and evaluate contract Manufactures capabilities and sustainability to produce medical products for Medtronic.

    •Evaluate 3rd party contract manufacturer's capabilities and establish sources for new technologies in new markets as business requirements dictate.

    •Lead Contract Manufacturer competitive bid evaluations.

    •Develop and interprets analyses and formats strategies for complex situations.


    •Ability to collaborate with CM partners to drive improvement to cost, quality and delivery performance. Build a continuous improvement environment between Medtronic and contract manufacturing partners through value engineering initiatives, VAVE OPEX initiatives.

    •Evaluate solutions to any supply chain strategic issues, optimize the supply chain and reduce total cost.

    •Accountable for development and consolidation of key sourcing metrics, including sole source reduction, supplier segmentation, CM consolidation, LCC expansion, contract implementation, PPV and delta P deflation.


    •Analyze supplier cost structure by understanding the cost elements in supplier prices.

    •Utilize the concepts and principles of financial analysis to develop/influence/understand and present sound business cases.


    •Ability to influence across the organization (Operations, QA, and leadership) and interface with senior management as required.

    •Lead sourcing presentations for executive review. Accountable for annual and quarterly Sourcing Operations review for executive steering committee.

    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

    • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Management or related major.

    • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)

    • Certification from the Institute of Supply Management (C.P.M., C.P.S.M.) preferred.

    • Knowledge of Lean Concepts, Manufacturing, Process Improvement and Facilitation skills.

    • Six Sigma Green Belt

    • LEAN 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)

    It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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