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Arthur Ramirez

Director Global Logistics – Sunnyvale, Warehousing Operations

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary responsibilities include:

This key senior management position will lead several warehouses including shipping, receiving, inventory control, space management, resource planning and safety; on our Sunnyvale campuswith global Interaction with other campus warehouse leadership to deliver world class warehouse performance.  They will also be part of the global logistics organization with goals to support manufacturing operations with inbound materials, maximize product availability, warehouse capacity/capability and assure optimal product delivery.  Using Lean principles, this leader will establish company protocols around SOX, ISO, regulatory and compliance in support of corporate guidelines.  This leader will determine our campus warehousing strategies to ensure service levels and KPI’s are met. 

Critical Success Factors:

  • Execute the vision for warehouse layouts and new Sunnyvale site build specs.
    • Continue to drive the discussion on use of new automated warehouse technologies such as ASRS and automated material delivery.
    • Contributes to capital selection process to ensure purchases support operations and growth.
  • Partner with Global Supply Chain/Purchasing to continue the formulation of the Plan for Every Part (PFEP) that is inclusive of purchasing, planning, warehousing, and control of materials from the receipt of forecasting of replenishment needs to the delivery of finished products to finished goods warehouses and distribution.
    • Based on this deliverable ensure planning for warehouse capacity in Sunnyvale campus
  • Manage transactional integrity and establish controls to ensure Intuitive is operating at the highest level of performance based on key performance metrics and minimized supply chain risk.
  • Work jointly with all warehouse campuses to ensure strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team are in place to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class warehousing group in support of the Global Supply Chain
  • Look at the organizational structure, technical capability, business processes, and systems necessary to achieve the company’s current and future objectives and propose suggested changes.
  • Communicating strategic and tactical decisions through formal updates to a wide variety of stakeholders, including executive-level, finance, logistics and operations support teams

Works collaboratively with other departments regarding operational policies and procedures.

  • Interactions may involve attempting to influence peers and senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Continue to build a well-motivated and cohesive management team to accomplish business objectives by means of leadership and team building initiatives.
  • Build credibility and effective relationships with warehouse leaders, peers, and direct reports.
  • Attract and retain a high-performing team by leading with inclusion and diversity to attract and motivate people to produce their best work.
  • Lead the organization to improve operational quality, efficiency, and minimize labor overtime as well as premium freight expenses.
    • Instill a lean methodology and mentality of continuous improvement within management and staff.
  • Ensure and maintain compliance with all global medical and financial regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
  • Participate in existing and new product (NPI) planning processes to assure timely readiness of materials to support product launches.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of S4Hana and related warehouse WM systems.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives, in coordination with corporate objectives and manages performance to ensure attainment.
  • Continue the evolution of warehouse metric dashboards and analytics to measure performance, guide decisions, and drive business continuity.
  • Create labor models to support future growth and drive the decision-making regarding capital, resources, and insourcing vs outsourcing strategies.
  • Cultivate a healthy work environment aligned with company culture and values.
  • Always maintain corporate confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent.  MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 15+ years of experience leading high-tech and or medical device warehousing and supply chain. Experience in a fast-growing multibillion-dollar company preferred.
  • Professional management certification such as APICS CPIM or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong business and financial acumen in supply chain, global logistics, planning and regulatory compliance.
  • Proven leadership skills in building and managing large teams with a history of world class performance.
  • Inspiring leadership skills to recruit, motivate, and develop the top talent required in a high growth environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical skills are required.
  • Detailed knowledge of enterprise scale warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, multi-echelon inventory management, and visibility systems desired.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $187,700 USD - $281,500 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $159,500 USD - $239,300 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 25% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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