Reverse Logistics Associate (8:00am-5:00pm) in Leesburg, VA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/9/2019

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Job Description

In November 2018 Stryker acquired K2M, a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions headquartered in Leesburg, VA. Today Leesburg is home to Stryker’s spine division which offers a comprehensive portfolio for orthopedic and neurosurgeons specializing in the surgical treatment of a broad range of spinal pathologies.

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We help to change and save people’s lives through teamwork, dedication and innovative technology. We care about our customers, patients and each other which is why we are consistently recognized as a great place to work. Our continued success means we are expanding our team.  We are looking for exceptional people who truly want to make a difference…. because at Stryker we do! This is your opportunity to join our team in Leesburg and play a vital role in the moments that matter most – the seconds, minutes and hours in which patients lives are changed forever.

Summary:  The Reverse Logistics Associate will work in a fast-paced environment that partners closely with other internal departments to provide optimum customer care to our customers, with an emphasis on maintaining and improving business for Stryker Spine. The primary responsibility of this position is to optimize efficiencies of incoming field inventory and subsequent transactions. The Reverse Logistics Associate assists Specialists in research efforts to ensure accuracy of transactions processed upon return of inventory. The position is responsible for frontline communication to the customer regarding incoming inventory as well as ensuring on-time return in order to help meet the company’s growing needs and demands.

Schedule: 8:00am to 5:00pm (flexibility to start between 8:00am and 9:00am and end 5:00pm to 6:00pm)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Frontline communication to the external sales team on the return of product to the facility.
  • Assist in enhancing and automating communication to the sales team
  • Follow up on any missing or delinquent inventory
  • Gain full understanding of entire order process cycle and assist in process improvements
  • Lead research efforts for all transactions with CRM and Oracle system
  • Establish reporting to ensure accuracy of internal transactions through Oracle system
  • Assist in creating metrics to monitor and measure inventory return performance
  • Interface with all internal operations teams to help develop efficient and cost effective returns processes
  • Assist with developing CRM system to better enhance returns process
  • Interface with Supply Inventory Management team to ensure accuracy inventory in field branches
  • Work closely with inventory cycle count team on incoming product
  • Perform other tasks as needed; may occasionally need to support the Customer Care team in daily functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required: 

  • Strong customer service, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Good understanding of company products.
  • Organized, detailed, as well as process and goal oriented.
  • A self-starter and able to work independently, but also as a team player. 
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Comfortable dealing with and managing change. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Results oriented, strong sense of urgency, proactive and flexible.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma; and at least 3 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability: 

Ability to read, write and understand detailed work instructions and Good Manufacturing Processes. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, and the general public.

Math Ability: 

Ability to calculate figures and apply concepts of basic math.

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to follow detailed work instructions, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Must be detail oriented.

Computer Skills:

Previous experience in an ERP system required; JD Edwards preferred.  Experience with a CRM system preferred.  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) with advanced Excel skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: None

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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