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Principal Supply Chain New Product Introduction Planner

Northridge, CA 91325
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Principal Supply Chain New Product Introduction Planner


Northridge, California, United States

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Post Date:

Aug 10, 2021

**Principal Supply Chain New Product Introduction Planner**

Northridge, CA

**Careers That Change Lives**

The Principal NPI Planner is responsible for efficiently managing the overall NPI supply chain planning requirements for Medtronic Diabetes products. This position will champion NPI supply chain initiatives and support the departments strategic goals and objectives with limited direct supervision. Primary responsibility will be ensuring NPI product availability while meeting inventory targets and ensure launch criteria is being met.


The Diabetes Group is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care, and improving outcomes so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.

Visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com to see an overview of the products in our Diabetes product portfolio and benefits.medtronic.com to review our comprehensive benefits package.

**A Day in the Life**

Plan materials and services to support build plans, forecasts, and changing sales demand.

Analyze forecast and actual consumption history for trends and maintain optimal safety stock and inventory levels to ensure product availability.

Maintain and promote strong relationships with suppliers, Supplier Quality, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Finance, Sales Marketing, Distribution, and any other internal customers.

Be responsible for the accuracy of the data that drives the system interface and subsequent output (i.e., delivery dates, lead times, minimum order quantity, safety stock, parent-child relationships, etc.).

Actively participate and drive in efforts to lower inventory and drive down material costs.

Represent Supply Chain in Material Review and Change Control boards as well as various other inter-departmental meetings and projects.

Sources, purchases, plans, and schedules the movement of raw materials, packaging materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods, and related material through production and inventory process.

Coordinates and follows up with production, warehouse, and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate procurement, scheduling, and movement of materials and services.

Travel up to 20%

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience (i.e. buyer/planner, procurement/planning, purchasing), or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience(i.e. buyer/planner, procurement/planning, purchasing).

**Nice to Have**

Knowledgeable and skilled in Excel; preferably someone with significant experience in excel (Macros, V-Lookups, Pivot Tables, etc.).

Experienced in New Product Introduction / Phase In - Phase Out / Launch of products.

Agile and/or SQL experience.

Significant SAP experience

Medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical industry experience

Procurement/planning role with demonstrated knowledge of principles, regulations, theories and processes

Familiarity with lean methodology and Pull systems of material replenishment

Expertise in integrated manufacturing software systems used for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

APICS CSCP, CPIM certifications

**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. Lets 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.
Posted: 2021-07-23 Expires: 2021-10-18
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