Sourcing Engineer- Medical Device

July 29, 2022
Union City, CA
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Salary: $72,000 - $92,000 per year

A bit about us:

We are a leader in specialty surgery and patient positioning including specialty surgical tables for spinal, orthopedic, trauma, and general surgery. We are looking for a Sourcing Engineer experienced in the medical device industry. Sound like you? Apply today!

Location: Union City, CA- hybrid schedule, 3 days on site + 2 days remote

Why join us?

  • Full Medical, Vision, and Dental (PPO and HMO)
  • 401k matching
  • FSA, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance
  • PTO and all major holidays
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Discounts at partnered retailers (gym, phones, etc.)

Job Details

The Sourcing Engineer is a member of the strategic sourcing group. This position is to create visibility and the facilitation of the Supply Chain Business Plan into the New Product Introduction process, (NPI) and/or current product sustaining meetings and assist in highlighting and working directly with SCM colleagues to provide support, direction, and insight to these programs to ensure deliverables are provided as defined by our Design phase plans and SCM Plans.

You will be responsible for providing support in the Strategic Sourcing organization along with the Purchasing organization to establish New Product transitions. This position will support commercial and technical issues and become familiar with our technology and medical products, as designed and developed by us, as surgical tables, soft goods, and accessory instruments.


  • Establish cost targets by early involvement with R&D, Operations Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance in matching internal requirements with market demand.
  • Facilitate strategies with Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality, Finance, and Marketing.
  • Work closely with purchasing, suppliers, finance, and engineering on cost reduction projects; ensures communication of technology roadmaps and trends.
  • Responsible for effectively recommending Strategic Purchasing total cost position to R&D
  • Apply engineering, manufacturing, and quality expertise to reduce cost, cycle time, and drives innovations.
  • Leverage DFx processes into design and execution in working with R&D engineering requirements and engage those process and practices with third party sourcing.
  • Support strategic alignment of critical commodities by creating and evaluating complex proposals of suppliers.
  • Will use component and adequacy of accounting/estimating systems and assist suppliers in developing cost collection and financial accounting systems, in coordination with Strategic Purchasing source board.
  • Develop a project specification with colleagues, often including those from other engineering disciplines
  • Support the development of a global supplier base.
  • In coordination with sourcing analyst, present progress report on material related cost reduction projects.
  • Propose, implement, and reinforce standard materials in cooperation with Engineering, source analyst in the documentation and usage of standardized preferred material/supplier list.
  • Conduct value analysis for products and processes (e.g., supplier workshops/black box redesign).
  • Perform supplier audits regarding technical, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, and quality assurance capabilities in coordination with the total cost model.
  • Act as liaison for the Supply Chain team and represent the SCM in programs such as NPI and current product sustaining meetings; assist in highlighting and working directly with SCM colleagues to provide support, direction, insight to these programs to ensure deliverables are provided as defined by the PDP plans and SCM Plans.


  • BS/BA in Business Administration, or BSIE in Industrial Engineering and/or MBA or MSIE Operations.
  • Experience in Lean and quality improvement programs such as six sigma.
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, (DFM), and Design to Cost, (DTC), RoHs, REACH and Statical Quality Control, (SQC).
  • 8+ years of experience in the manufacturing, medical devices preferred
  • Knowledge of supply chain, product development, quality control, component evaluation, technical writing, CAD knowledge, and commercial documentation preferred
  • Proficient in using analysis/estimating techniques and methods (e.g., improvement curve analysis, weighted guidelines, returns on investment modeling and statistical estimates).
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • International experience preferred.

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