Commodity Manager


Commodity Manager
Location: St PaulMinnetronix

Medical Minnetronix Medical provides award-winning product design, development, manufacturing and IP innovation services to the medical device and life science marketplaces. The experienced engineers and manufacturing teams provide expertise on a wide range of Class II and Class III medical equipment, such as cardiovascular systems, point-of-care diagnostic instruments, therapeutic devices, implantable devices, and monitoring equipment. Minnetronix Medical has led over 200 design and manufacturing projects of 125 different medical devise and life science firms, ranging in size from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. FDA Registered, ISO 13485 Certified. What else will this position do? They will collaborate with various internal stakeholders to define sourcing requirements, develop requirements documents and statements of work, execute sourcing events, and enter into negotiations with select suppliers in order to achieve the best possible sourcing solutions for the materials requires. They will develop and maintain long-term supplier relationships that will provide Minnetronix Medical with competitive advantages including the lowest total cost, highest quality products, and superior customer service. This includes the development and execution of complex sourcing events, management or a cross-functional selection process, negotiations of multi-year strategic agreements, and ongoing collaborative efforts to extend the value of the relationship. Develop, review and provide feedback on Request for Proposals (RFP’s), Service Level Agreements, supplier contract, and other stakeholder or business partner contract requests. Lead supplier performance through evaluation of pre-established metrics with select suppliers and develop corrective action plans as neededConduct spend analysis and develop sourcing plans that leverage spends and drive the best possible Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)Partner with the stakeholders to develop and administer supplier quality improvement plans. Implement and improve contracting processes, tools and templates and other business processes in support of the supply chain strategy. Conduct and report market research around applicable categories, appropriate commodity markets, and key pricing.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a similar discipline is required. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in planning and/or scheduling with a manufacturing company is preferred. Strong knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes.Comprehensive knowledge of product portfolio management, including key industry players and performance drivers.Advance knowledge of the procurement process from the determination of requirements, RFP creation, and evaluation, as well as vendor selection. Familiarity with an ERP system (SAP, Epicor, Oracle, Etc.) and the common software application is required. Understand the MRP/ERP system and the impact parameters have on the planning process. Solid knowledge of supply chain processes (production planning, sales/forecasted demand management, capacity leveling and finished goods material inventory management).Ability to effectively integrate with multi-functional areas.Knowledge of lead manufacturing and six sigma concepts and tool sets as they related to materials management.Ability to analyze current and historical consumption and performance to create accurate forecasts of future needs. Work independently; with guidance in only the most complex situationsExcellent oral and written communication skills. Our company offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurances, 401K plan, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement among others. Additionally, Minnetronix Medical has a fun flexible and challenging work environment that fosters innovation and growth for all employees.  Please apply to http://minnetronixmedical.com/careers/ We Make it Easy• Applying takes less than 2 minutes. No passwords or accounts to register or sign-in for.• You are hired directly by the company – MRA does not make hiring decisions.MRA is a not-for-profit employers association serving over 4,000 companies throughout the upper Midwest. We partner with these companies working directly with their HR department and leadership to hire their talent. We are a direct line to the company, not an agency recruiter.

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