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Materials Manager in London at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Job Description


This position is responsible for inventory and vendor management to control inventory costs while ensuring accurate and appropriate inventory of materials to meet sales commitments. 

Essential Functions:

May include, but not limited to:

Responsible for the Health & Safety of all employees in their department including full-time, part-time, contract and temporary staffing including training, accident reports and investigations Responsible for the supervision and discipline of all departmental employees in compliance with quality, company policies and procedures and legislative requirements Responsible for the training of all new hires and existing staff, including training records Ensures time and attendance details are updated daily in order to support payroll Actively participates in daily production meetings and reports line shortages, supplier issues, data required to increase production number Responsible for monthly reports, vendor set up and month end activities Actively participated in corporate, internal and ISO audits Procure Production Parts (issue purchase orders for 50+ vendors, receive parts against packing slips, monitor delivery dates to ensure on-time deliveries, investigate and negotiate cost reduction opportunities on an on-going basis) Evaluate and Monitor Suppliers (visit all new suppliers, evaluate suppliers annually, monitor and track all NCR’s, monitor on-time delivery rates) Control Inventory (Coordinate with production to ensure optimal product flow, monitor inventory levels in Excel, adjust purchases according to sales forecast) Direct Inventory Counts (supervise and facilitate inventory counting, investigate all discrepancies, continuously improve receiving/storage methods Enforce Part Quality Controls (follow PPAP requirements, use NCR forms, log and track minor non-conformances) Supports the Stryker Quality system. Supports the Stryker Environment, Health and Safety program  Provides direction and input in KanBan levels for manufacturing. All other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 5 years leadership/management operations experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in medical device or a highly regulated industry 
  • Post-secondary education in Engineering, Business or technical program preferred
  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Proven track record in managing production.
  • Strong managerial, technical, computer, organizational, technical writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record and genuine interest in successfully creating and managing a highly talented, engaged and performing team and culture
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of GMP / FDA regulatory requirements, and health and safety.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and process improvement skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain a culture of continuous process improvement and waste elimination that yields improvements to quality, delivery, cost and time-to-market using recognized industry Lean practices.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated flexible management style, utilizing the appropriate style for the given situation
  • Demonstrated ability to influence across functional groups, locations and organizational levels
  • Demonstrated ability to bring an organization and/or group through change
  • Intermediate MS Office skills (word processing and email), advanced Excel skills
  • Basic accounting skills
  • 5+  years experience in purchasing and inventory control
  • Knowledge of accounting and manufacturing software
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Post-secondary education in business (preferably in purchasing or accounting)
  • PMAC principle courses (preferable)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Accurate and rapid data entry skills


  • Standard job location is a general office/administrative setting with a large emphasis within the operational area.
  • Must have good visual acuity and demonstrate fine motor skills.
  • Ability to operate common office equipment (e.g. calculator, PC, telephone, etc.)
  • Heightened concentration/mental acuity and sitting for long periods of time
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; persistent or loud noise in operational areas
  • Required to manage contentious and emotionally-charged situations and people
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, dirt, dust, odours or fumes
  • Accommodation is available as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Work From Home: Yes

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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