Associate Sourcing Manager in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers and problem-solvers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

What you will do-

The Associate Sourcing Manager will support the development and implementation of strategic sourcing activities in assigned suppliers and/or commodities; with a goal to obtain the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective negotiation and supplier management. The Associate Sourcing Manager will support the development and implementation of strategies and projects related to cost reduction initiatives, new product development, supply base optimization and rationalization, quality improvements, risk assessments, and contract negotiations.


  • Supporting cross functional teams to develop best in class strategic sourcing strategies for assigned suppliers and/or commodities in support of business objectives
  • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses
  • Represent the ‘voice of the supplier’ in the organization
  • Participate in new product launches; lead supplier selection, requests for quotes and insurance that suppliers are clear on product launch deliverables; collaborate with cross-functional teams for successful launch
  • Supporting the implementation of supplier and/or commodity strategy which will include spend/supply assessments, consolidation strategy, sourcing selection, financial and make vs. buy analyses
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on contract strategy for suppliers and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce when applicable
  • Responsible for assuring cost standards are established for annual operating budgets
  • May mentor / provide support for graduate /entry level positions
  • Stakeholder Management

What you need-

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field required
  • 7 + years of experience, of which at least 4 years are in Supply Management or Engineering
  • Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration required
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks
  • Excellent PC Literacy (Excel, SharePoint, ERP Systems)

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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