Sr. Procurement Engineer - Carlsbad, CA

Seeking a Sr. Procurement Engineer with an engineering degree and 10+ years of experience in a high-volume, assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions to work with a global medical device company in Carlsbad, CA.


  • Support critical new product development and sustaining programs related to mechanical design and use your technical experience for this hands-on role to improve the lives of millions of people.

  • Providing technical oversight to suppliers and internal customers for project-related activities in the electrical commodity space for new and sustaining products.

  • Representing procurement engineering in new product development to ensure early supplier involvement, supplier process set-up and development, cost targeting and tracking, and improving total cost of ownership.

  • Teaming with Supplier Quality in supplier qualification and validation activities.

  • Product life cycle management with regard to supplier capacity management, component obsolescence, product end of life, for electronic commodities.

  • Driving the Supplier Selection Process and requests for quotations along with the Commodity Teams.

  • Identifying and executing cost savings opportunities in new product introductions and sustaining programs in partnership with R&D, Marketing, Quality and Supply Chain Management.

  • Participating in Design for Excellence (DfX) initiatives for the assigned business unit.

  • Providing should-cost assessments for components and products.

  • Aligning business needs with competitive landscape and technology roadmaps in the electrical commodity space.

  • Providing input for make or buy analysis.

  • Supporting the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up).

  • Providing recommendations to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business

  • Teams up with Supplier Quality on APQP

  • Ordering tools and samples related to new product development.

  • Executing and supporting phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction.

  • Acting as Supplier Account Manager if assigned, and under the delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team.

  • Identifying opportunities in the new product design process through target costing and managing cost drivers and data sources to improve the design decision-making.

  • Supporting price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short and/or long-term product cost reduction improvement.

  • Analyzing cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts, and track component cost savings.


  • BS in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Electronic Engineering (MS preferred).

  • 10+ years of experience in a high-volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions (i.e. component manufacturers).

  • Strong engineering background with extensive experience in R&D and mechanical design.

  • Experienced in executing quality improvement and cost down projects and new product introduction projects.

  • Experience with APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) preferred.

  • Understanding the principles of Value Engineering (L1).

  • Experience in the Healthcare industry preferred.

  • Comfortable traveling 25% of the time.

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.