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Associate Buyer/Planner at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Plymouth, Minnesota





Job Description:


Careers that Change Lives

Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of Supply Chain team in Manufacturing, the Buyer/Planner will utilize skills and experience in Planning, Purchasing, Negotiating, Production Scheduling and Project Management to meet the goals of the Medtronic Interventional Lung Solutions (ILS) business. ILS procedures are a minimally invasive approach that accesses difficult-to-reach areas of the lung, aiding in the diagnosis of lung disease and leading to earlier, personalized treatment, potentially saving lives.

Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives - starting with your own.

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

You will:


  • Source, purchase, plan, and schedule the movement of raw materials, packaging materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods, and related material through production and inventory process.

  • Identify aw material, component, and related requirements from engineering and production specifications and schedules.

  • In front-end procurement mode, analyzes data and determines factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.

  • Coordinate and follow up with production, warehouse, and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate procurement, scheduling, and movement of materials and services.

  • Comply information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.

  • Monitor performance of suppliers and collaborate on demand analysis planning.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

Nice to Have


  • ERP system experience, BPCS knowledge a plus.

  • General computer and software skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)

  • Proven track record of Organizational and Project Management skills

  • APICS Certification Preferred. CPM certification a plus

  • Medical Products experience 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 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)