Global Inventory Optimization Manager in Fremont, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/21/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking Global Inventory Optimization Manager to join our Neurovascular Division to be based in Fremont, CA or Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stryker’s Neurovascular division is focused on advancing the practice of less invasive stroke therapies through its Complete Stroke Care solutions. The business is dedicated to providing innovative stroke products and services for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and committed to providing clinical education and support to help physicians deliver better patient outcomes. Products include: stent retrievers, detachable coils, stents, balloons, guidewires and microcatheters. In February 2019, Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that for the ninth consecutive year has been named as one of the  FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking 11 out of 100. If you join our organization; will be working to “Make Stroke History”. Stroke is devastating; 1 of 20 deaths is from a stroke, according to the CDC. Watch this video to see how Stryker is making a difference:

Who we want

  • Achiever-A leader that prioritizes and succeeds by taking a direction, following through and making necessary corrections to stay on track.
  • Maximizer-A change agent who strives to accomplish tasks and is constantly driven to do more.
  • Communicator-An influencer who uses your gift for stimulating conversation to connect with and inspire others.
  • Relator-A team player who finds satisfaction in working hard and connecting with the right people to gain friends and achieve a goal.

What you will do

As the Global Inventory Optimization Manager, you will be in a new and exciting supply chain leader role with high visibility and rare experiences spanning across business units and countries. You will be in the driver’s seat of leading life-saving medical device supply planning and optimization and you will be part of a global and diverse team structure to support your success, critical to achieving Stryker Neurovascular goals as we drive to deliver Complete Stroke Care to customers

  • Lead inventory planning & optimization for central distribution centers and consignment, and allocation management by working closely with New Product Development teams, Marketing, Sales Ops, Distribution and Customer Service teams.
  • Analyze and communicate the supply impact of various portfolio decisions for optimal trade-off.
  • Develop and provide analytical reports to facilitate faster decision-making; key data sets include expected delivery timeline, product availability, list of open orders, list of allocation hold/release, backorder status and in-transit analysis. 
  • Participate in large-scale supply chain process transformation programs that are critical for our 5-year strategy.
  • Assess and optimize the global inventory planning and order management processes.

What you need

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant business experience required.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a supply chain operations or project management role required.
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills, that convey clarity and brevity.
  • Ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure and conflicting priorities.
  • Adaptability in a quickly changing environment.
  • MS and/or MBA, APICS CPIM or CSCP certification highly preferred.
  • Experience in working abroad or leading cross-functional teams across countries highly preferred.
  • Ability to quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues to determine alternative options preferred.
  • Proven experience leading a highly-integrated supply chain process improvement or data management projects with successful business results preferred.
  • Strong eye for business to lead a change initiative through an organization.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 40%

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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