Vice President Strategic Sourcing @ Starkey Hearing Technologies
Sr. Manager - Strategic Sourcing @ Emerson Electric Process Solutions - Rosemount Inc.
Michigan Technological University
Sr. Director, Global Strategic Sourcing @ Functional Leadership of Direct Materials Sourcing organization on a global basis. Driving supply chain simplification, quality improvement and leverage across all Medtronic BU's. Significant focus areas in supplier quality controls, cost reduction, inventory turns improvement, cash/asset management, acceleration of innovation, design for reliability and manufacturability, building global supply chain in support
Sr. Director, Global Strategic Sourcing @ Functional Leadership of Direct Materials Sourcing organization on a global basis. Driving supply chain simplification, quality improvement and leverage across all Medtronic BU's. Significant focus areas in supplier quality controls, cost reduction, inventory turns improvement, cash/asset management, acceleration of innovation, design for reliability and manufacturability, building global supply chain in support of emerging market growth. Drive make vs buy assessments in support of manufacturing strategy development. From August 2009 to Present (6 years 5 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaDirector, Supply Management @ Driving leveraged supply management spend and process across all businesses of Medtronic. Chair working leadership council that is driving leveraged savings of shared corporate commodities, processes such as supplier selection, segmentation, risk mgmt, talent development, supplier quality controls, etc. Established global IT strategy for Sourcing, implementing common inventory collaboration tools, etc. Created and staffed dedicated Supplier Development function driving process-based continuous improvement of quality, leadtime and cost within the supplier process and overall value stream. From 2006 to August 2009 (3 years) Sr. Manager - Corporate Logistics & Distribution @ Drove leverage and strategic logistics solutions with all Medtronic businesses. Managed large partner contracts. Implemented a third party logistics (3PL) distribution solution for the US market. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing - CRM @ Established the strategic sourcing function and processes in the CRM business. Began leveraging of multiple business sites' sourcing relationships, and established strong linkage with R&D. Led a plant divestiture and multiple product transfers to other Medtronic mfg sites and to suppliers. From 2000 to 2005 (5 years) Sr. Manager - Strategic Sourcing @ Global Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain leadership role in support of facilities in Minneapolis; Beijing, China; Singapore; Mexico. From 1995 to 2000 (5 years) Operations Engineering & Leadership Roles @ Mfg Engineering, Production Supervision, New Product Introduction program management, Supply Planning, Sourcing From 1989 to 1995 (6 years) Research and Development @ formulation, design & testing of specialty adhesives From 1987 to 1988 (1 year)
Mechanical Engineering @ Michigan Technological UniversityBS-Mechanical Engineering, Mfg, Ops Research, Business @ University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMBA, Management @ University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business Jay Schwartz is skilled in: Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Product Development, Leadership, Risk Management, Medical Devices, Quality System, FDA, CAPA, ISO 13485, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma, MRP, Supplier Quality
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