Manager, Distribution in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want 

  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.
  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.
  • Insightful advisors. Managers who lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams

What you will do

The Manager, Distribution will drive a high performance work culture and deliver on company and departmental performance objectives through the management of a distribution team.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • In conjunction with Senior Leadership, develop and implement short and long-term departmental vision, strategies and objectives
  • Direct the activities of team members working on multiple shifts in order to achieve daily distribution goals
  • Drive process improvements throughout the warehouse that result in increased productivity, customer service and/or cost reductions, including streamlining work processes and other Lean-related initiatives
  • Manage the relationship and performance of the Division’s 3PL partner
  • Develop and manage the departmental budget
  • Provide vision, guidance and effective communication to all team members, across all shifts, to ensure the team’s understanding and achievement of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Talent objectives
  • Manage, coach, mentor, and develop the performance of team to drive and support a high performance work culture and establish a collaborative environment that encourages and supports employee engagement
  • Ensure employees are provided with proper training and development
  • Monitor and ensure proper staffing levels are maintained and produce contingency plans for coverage in times of high volume, heavy employee vacation periods, etc.
  • Build a strong, talented team through active participation in employee selection and recruiting activities
  • Develop and effectively deliver periodic business performance reviews to the Senior Leadership team
  • Ensure provision of a clean, safe and environmentally compliant work environment
  • Drive compliance to FDA, ISO and Company requirements, including all safety, quality and operational documentation and practices
  • Develop and foster relationships with other business functions (Sales / Marketing, Manufacturing, QA, IT, Finance) and external customers and vendors to gain perspective and identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency when dealing with business issues

What you need

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Distribution, Logistics or Operations is required.  A minimum of 2 years of experience in a people management role is also required.

Candidates should also possess the following:

  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain management and logistics within a complex distribution environment
  • Demonstrated team leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to recruit, teach, and coach individuals from diverse backgrounds with varying communication and technical skills in an ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive team productivity while maintaining high levels of quality, employee engagement and morale
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with problem-solving and process improvement orientation
  • Demonstrated communication (verbal & written), presentation, partnership and influencing skills
  • Must be challenged by a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service levels, inventory management, cost reduction and quality

Work From Home: Not available

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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