Supply Chain & Customer Care
I am part of the European Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Supply Chain department, specifically working for the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) Supply Chain team as a team leader. Our main goal is to ensure that the right product gets to the right customer at the right time.
My role consists of managing a group of over a dozen supply chain planners, who are responsible for arranging the supply of our products to our customer and patients in the region.
I obtained my master’s degree in production & engineering in Venezuela, where, after my studies, I worked in different industries for a while before moving abroad to gain international experience. Knowing that my passion lies in supply chain, I eventually accepted a position in the UK with Covidien which later joined Medtronic.
It has been an exciting journey up until today living in several countries and meeting different people an cultures.
One of the aspects that I enjoy the most in my role, is having the chance to connect with so many diverse international people. My role in EMEA requires a high level of communication and team work with people from all over the region, all of them with all kinds of nationalities and backgrounds, which I find very interesting.
What I like the most, is knowing that every day when you walk into the office and give your best, you are contributing to helping restore the live of a person somewhere in the world. By understanding which products the different individual countries need, and by making sure that their requirements are met in our plans, we are able to provide them with the right supply of products and therapies.
I would say the merger between Medtronic and Covidien a few years ago. Medtronic and Covidien were two of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, so the activities related to the integration, were very complex, but at the same time very exciting and challenging. I am very glad that I was part of the general process.