Client: Medtronic
Medtronic is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices.

Discipline: Purchasing and Logistics
Medtronic was looking for a Supply Chain Business Lead for the entire EMEA region at the Supply Chain Department in Heerlen. This team is responsible for ensuring the daily availability of all products in the Medtronic portfolio. The innovative products manufactured by Medtronic are used in examination and operating rooms by medical specialists in hospitals around the world. The Supply Chain Business Lead oversees the end-to-end supply chain of one or more business lines and therefore plays a pivotal role at Medtronic. This position comes with a great deal of responsibility. The Supply Chain Business Lead is not only responsible for millions of euros worth of turnover, but also for the many lives that depend on these products.

The ideal candidate must have extensive experience in a complex supply chain environment, preferably in the Life Sciences sector as a Demand Chain Planner or Supply Chain Analyst. Medtronic was looking for a strong personality who was capable of balancing supply and demand in the business line. They were looking for someone who could easily adapt to Medtronic’s inventory management system and multi-channel sales concepts. Despite the limited talent in the region and the challenging profile, FITz managed to find the ideal candidate in no time.

Success factor
Successfully filling this position was the natural result of our partnership with Medtronic. We have filled Supply Chain vacancies on a regular basis in the past and know from experience which type of candidate fits Medtronic’s corporate culture – not just a good fit, but a perfect fit. Our market contacts and our direct and indirect searches have helped us build a network of excellent candidates who understand what working for Medtronic means. Not only did we quickly find Medtronic the candidate they were looking for, we also helped them achieve sustainable employment.

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